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JournalJunkie

JournalJunkie
Date Joined: September 12, 2012
Last Online: December 5, 2012

Country: United States

About Me

Hello All, I am Michelle, Just getting into the wide open swapping range that is swap bot. I am 46 years of age, Divorced (or soon to be) Mother of 1. I live in a small town in Sunny ( sometimes all to HOT) Florida. I have done most of what I wanted to in life. I never see a past choice as a mistake or regret. I don’t believe in them. If I learned a lesson from a life choice that I made, Then there is nothing to regret. I am one of those hippy types that believes everything happens for a reason. I also have found the simple truth to the meaning of life. And seriously, it is simple.. TO LIVE IT! I am a type II diabetic and have lived past my stint of ovarian cancer. After that I just learned to live in the moment and to see everyday that I can open my eyes is another CHANCE at life. ☺I also am one who loves the simple things in life. I love watching the insects of the world go through their daily rituals and live. Ok, I know that sounds odd as heck, but seriously, have you ever just sat and watched little ants gather food? They can with dedication and working together move food that is 1000 times their size. HOW amazing is that?

When I am not at work, which sadly I do feel is my life right now, I am pretty much a home body who likes to mess around with journaling and paper crafts, snail mail and envelope art. I pretty much stay in this area because I seriously have not one crafty bone in my body. I tried knitting once and ended up with a mess of a yarn ball that had to be destroyed. I swear it just got bigger and bigger. It may not have been able to cover a bed, but it could have rolled into a small town and crushed it like Godzilla having a temper tantrum. ☺ After that, I realized that paper is relatively SAFE minus the few and annoying paper cuts here and there. So paper crafts it is for me.

I tend to think that a great set of markers and pens are 1000 times more valuable than diamonds. I really think if Marilyn Monroe would have done ATC’s she would have been singing a different tune. OF course, with that said, If my knight in shining amour shows up with a 3 K diamond, I wouldn’t whine about it. Hahaha ! ☺ And I swear if anyone tells him NOT to get the diamond and just buy me a pack of paper. I will start sending rocks in the mail!! I am serious now.. LOL ok, so not so serious. ☺

In my lifetime, via friends and family I have been told that I am ODD.. STRANGE.. DIFFERENT.. A GOOBER.. ADORKABLE.. And my all time favorite from my little sister.. JUST A TAD BIT ON THE SPECIAL SIDE!! ☺ I like that one best. She will just look at me, shake her head and say, (( PAPA ALWAYS SAID YOU WERE A TAD BIT ON THE SPECIAL SIDE)) Ohhhh what a feeling.

I laugh a lot, I do think it makes life better and I think it makes the heart happier. With that said, I do have an issue with laughing at something’s that I probably shouldn’t. But no one ever said a warped sense of humor was to terrible. ☺ I don't try to push the envelope on it..lol But it does happen. ☺

Likes & Hobbies..

LIKES & HOBBIES :

☺ATC’S I am still in the new stages of this. But adore making and trading them. ☺Snail mail pen pals. ☺Envelope art ☺Making envelopes out of AnYtHiNg! Old torn books, paper grocery bags, old calendars, Maps, anything that can be reused and made for mail. ☺Journals, both art and the good old fashioned ( Dear Dairy ) type journals. I journal daily and have for what seems like for ever. ☺Journaling prompt swaps. ☺Journal prompt jars. ☺Markers ☺Pens ☺Glue and glue sticks. ☺Hand drawn page borders. ☺Alter ego pen pals. ☺Learning about different cultures, their art, fables and folklore. ☺Anything GEISHA ☺ Anything Maori ☺ Day of the dead/ Sugar skull type things. ☺BeNtOs or Bento ideas. ( ok, so I am an OLD woman, But I still adore FUN FOOD!) ☺Zombies !!!! ☺Halloween ☺ Dragonflies, Ladybugs, Butterflies and Fire flies. ☺ Odd or unusual Postcards.

There are more I am sure, and I am sure from time to time that this list will change with what I learn from the people I hope to meet here. ☺

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DISLIKES & NOT HAPPENING: ►Disney ►Pixar ►My Little Pony ►Reward Stickers/ Teacher items. ►Snoopy ►Folded memos and letter sets ►Post it notes ►Dollar bin anything (unless it's a swap specifically for that) ►Loose cut out stickers from sheets ►Dirty, heavily used items, I am not a recycling bin and won’t treat you as one. ►Strong scented items. ►Vanilla anything. ►Teas ►Religious items or tracks. ►Bigots, racists, small minded people. Or basically just mean spirited people. ►Holiday or Birthday items perfume/ flowery scented items ►"Country" themed items, ►Baby related items ►Wedding-related items ►Sports-related items ► sending Memo pads calling it stationery

Favorite Television

TV is the devil!!! Ok, so maybe that was a bit to dramatic. Television isn't my favorite thing. While I do admit to a few guilty pleasures on it of course, For the most part I don't watch a lot of it at all. I do watch ☺ True Blood ☺ Behind Mansion Walls ☺ The History Channel ☺ Bizarre Foods ☺ Chopped.

I think reality shows are CrAp! And they are the cause of the dumbing down of the human race. The only thing that I have learned from TLC/ The Learning channel in the last few years as that I needed to stop watching TLC. Here comes Honeybooboo.. ENOUGH SAID!!!

Favorite Books

I adore non fiction and autobiographies. I love love love to learn about different cultures, lifestyles. As far as folklore to burial rituals. I think that we miss out on a lot of beauty of other cultures simply because we don't read enough about them.

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Comment: View Cart My Account My Wish List Speed Order Gift Certificates Order Status scrapbooking classes and card making classes SHOP SALE BEST SELLERS ONLINE CATALOG PROJECT GALLERIES BLOG Home Sincere Sympathy Card By: Debbie Samples Click to view large image Click to view large image Designer’s Tip: Mix different petal shapes to form interesting flowers. Instructions: Card front: Cut 5½”x11” black cardstock, score at 5½” and fold to form a 5½” square card. Place the fold on the left. Glue a 5¼” square gold sparkles holographic paper centered. Mat a 4¾” ivory cardstock square on black cardstock with 1/8” borders. Glue centered. Use the largest scalloped oval cutting die to cut a scalloped oval from black cardstock. Use the largest doily cutting die to cut a doily from ivory cardstock, and set the inner oval aside for later. Trim the doily center, following the dots along the inside for a smooth inner oval window. Glue the doily centered on the scalloped oval mat, and glue to the card front. Use the Flower #3 cutting die to cut two sets of pink cardstock petals, two sets of pink hearts holographic petals, and two sets of ivory cardstock petals. Use the Flower #1 cutting die to cut two sets of gold sparkle holographic petals. Use the pine sprigs cutting die to cut four sets from green cardstock. Use the flower stem cutting die to cut three sets of stems from green cardstock. Use the Paper Tool Kit to shape the petals and leaves. Assemble three flowers as shown, starting with the largest petal first and layering smaller ones on top. Mix up the patterns. Attach each petal at the top with a Zot™ so the flowers keep their shape. Foam tape to the card with a doublelayer of foam tape (so they keep their shape). Glue a stem beneath each flower. Cut the pine sprigs apart, and place around the flowers. Place the gold “Sincere Sympathy” Dazzles™ on a 2½”x1” black cardstock. Mat on pink holographic paper with 1/16” borders. Foam tape 2 1/8” from the top. Card inside: Use the small scalloped oval cutting die to cut a scalloped edges around the doily inner oval from Step 2. Mat on black cardstock, and then pink hearts holographic paper with 1/16” borders for each. Place the gold “Keeping you in my Heart” Dazzles™ on the oval. Glue a pine sprig on the left. Supplies: (Find these supplies and more at www.paperwishes.com) Inside/Outside Greetings Dazzles™ (link) Two Oval Doilies and Mat Cutting Dies (link) Gold Sparkles Holographic paper (link) Pink Hearts Holographic paper (link) Classic Cardstock (link) Dee’s Distinctively Cutting Die Flower #3 (link) Dee’s Distinctively Cutting Die Flower #1 (link) Dee’s Distinctively Cutting Die Flower Stem (link) Dee’s Distinctively Cutting Die Pine Sprigs (link) Paper Blossoms Paper Tool kit (link) Craft Pen Knife (link) Cutting Mat (link) Zots™ Adhesive Dots (link) Foam Tape (link) Glue Stick (link) Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (link) Back to Gallery Click here for a printer friendly version Looking for Paper Wishes Live? Click here! Search Webisodes Archive Search Paper Wishes Store Submit This Week's Money Saver Click here to save! Webisode & Gallery Archive Contact Us Subscribe to the RSS feed Share this with a friend Weekly Email Reminder Copyright © 2016, Hot Off The Press, Inc. Paper Wishes Weekly Webisodes feature free scrapbooking video classes and card making video classes! Every week Paulette and Gail bring you new online scrapbooking or card making classes demonstrating the very latest paper craft and scrapbooking techniques. Each of our free card making and scrapbooking classes also gives you unique project ideas and tips from Paper Wishes’ Design Team. Come back often so you don’t miss any of the fun in our card making and scrapbooking classes! You are sure to be inspired! Also watch for our “Week of Webisodes” events where we feature new scrapbooking video classes daily!
nativegan rated for Handmade envelope swap on Jan 29, 2013
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Paulac440 rated for Zombie Santa ATC on Jan 22, 2013
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Comment: You don't seem like a flake so I think that your ATC got lost in the mail. I have sent you several messages and I definitely will change this to a 5 as soon as I receive the ATC. Thanks, Marjorie
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard =)
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Comment: Thank you
chewytulip rated for Doodle your Thanksgiving dinner on Dec 17, 2012
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Comment: Great postcard! I can't believe you sent so many extras afterwards! Thank you.
Angie rated for Draw This Word - Handmade PC/Card #4 on Dec 11, 2012
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Comment: Ha ha! Your card is so precious! That's almost exactly the direction I went too. Thought it sounded Greek, thought of a lass but then I glommed onto the phylus, thought it meant phylum and made her a plant. Yours is GREAT! Thanks.
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Comment: Your gorgeous kimono came in the post today. I just adore it! This ATC was my very first one too. I am honoured to have your very first ATC in my collection! Hope to swap again in the future.
natasha838 rated for "E" Recipe on Dec 4, 2012
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Comment: Your E Recipe sounds delicious. I'll definitely be trying it this year. Thanks!
ktk8 rated for Happiness quote ATC on Dec 3, 2012
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Comment: Hello and THANK YOU for the beautiful ATC's..... I love Ghandi.... and I am aiming for H A R M O N Y that's for sure & thank you for the stickers.....my favorite colors...purple and turquoise..... Happy Swapping!!
SMackie rated for Six Word Memoirs - ATC #4 on Dec 3, 2012
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Comment: Great cards. I would love to see your tattooos now.LOL
junior88 rated for Veterans Day ATC on Nov 28, 2012
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Comment: I love the ATC's and the extras. Thank you for a great swap
doulakk rated for Candy Wrapper ATC on Nov 27, 2012
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Comment: Love it, thanks! KK
gmasusie rated for "D" Recipe on Nov 25, 2012
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Comment: You started out writing sorry for being tardy. Well I'm sorry for the dealy in rating you. I've been all caught up in Thanksgiving Day Plans. Hope yours was as good as mine. I love the way you sent the recipe. Novel Idea ! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing & all the extras.
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Comment: Your card is beautiful. I love your take on the ATC postage stamp. Thank you too for the extras.
yvonne333 rated for newbie and non artist ATC #7 on Nov 18, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC.I really like the moon,and that its hand drawn,they are my favorites.Thanks for the extras too.
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Comment: You are a great artist. I like your interpretation of the word.
jul1v1a rated for Decorate an envie for HALLOWEEN! on Oct 27, 2012
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Comment: I loved the envie Michelle and thank you for the cute stickers too! It was a perfect package. Happy Halloween! Your envelope is on the way. You were my partner for the Pumpkin Envie.

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rachelcdoyle on Dec 9, 2012:

Nnyla on Nov 6, 2012:

You are soooo awesome. I received your wonderful envelope full of pink goodness! I will definitely post them on my blog when I catch up. After that, I'm sending them to my amazing sister who will LOVE them. She will put them on her pink bulletin board. It was such a nice surprise! And for your generosity, I'm packing up a big envelope full of Disney-Pixar-Snoopy-My Little Pony items capped off with a huge helping of reward stickers and perfume. Okay, just kidding, but I'll think of something! :-)

RyeRye on Oct 3, 2012:

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