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Date Joined: May 27, 2011
Last Online: September 3, 2012
Birthday: August 14, 1974
Country: United States
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About Me

I live in beautiful Louisiana with my husband, two cats, and one hound dog (love my rescued animals!) I work in an IT kind of job but I am a crafter at heart. I make handmade cards and other paper crafts and I also enjoy cross-stitching and trying new crafts.

I have a website HandmadeByJulie.com where I talk about my crafts, mostly cards.

I donate a lot of my cards to a charity called Operation Write Home which provides blank handmade cards to deployed troops so they can write home to their families. If you are a cardmaker and would like to participate in this, send me a PM and I'll be glad to give you all the info you need and answer any questions!

Favorite Books

I love to read and always have something going on my Nook.

Currently reading: The Kitchen House, and after that will be The Hunger Games series.

In general I love historical fiction, sweeping dramas, and a good old fashioned murder mystery. I also have a special place in my heart for any fiction set in the South, especially Louisiana.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite brands are: Stampin' Up!, Hero Arts, Bazzill, Tim Holtz, Sizzix, and Martha Stewart.

My favorite colors: black, pink, red, kraft, teal, olive, chocolate, ivory, white, royal blue

My favorite craft supplies: red rubber stamps, punches & die cuts (I have a Big Shot), dry embossing folders, heat embossing powders, RIBBON (love love love ribbons!), dye ink, Versamark, Copic markers, buttons

Themes I really love: flowers in any form or fashion, leaves & trees, fruits & vegetables, animals, whimsy, Americana, patriotic, hearts, sewing/quilting, old Hollywood glamour, black cats (not necessarily Halloween), beagles!

I also like to cross-stitch, and I am trying to learn to sew!

I do not scrapbook or make ATC's, I only make handmade cards and the occasional 3D papercrafted item.

Favorite Foods

I love to cook and I love cookbooks and recipes! It's a good thing I like to cook, because I am a picky eater.

Cuisines I love: Mexican & Tex-mex, Cajun & Creole, Southern Soul food, Italian, Greek & Lebanese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Vegetarian

Foods I love: coffee(!), vegetables, non-citrus fruit, whole grain breads and pastas, rice, cheese, peanut butter, beans (especially black beans or chick peas), tomatoes, seafood (if it swims, I'll eat it!)

I don't eat any red meat or pork at all. I am allergic to citrus so I cannot eat it (sad, I know!) I also am trying hard to give up sugar so please don't send me any candy!


buttons! - I am especially in need of ORANGE buttons right now so if you have some I would be thrilled to receive them! (Also please flat buttons, no shanks, regardless of color.)

ribbon - I love ribbons of all color, shapes, and sizes!

stamped images to color - if possible please use Memento black ink and smooth white cardstock

old maps or book pages - especially non-English text

patterned paper cut to A2 size (4.25 x 5.5 inches) or larger

bits of fabric at least 3" x 3" - any fabric will do

baker's twine, hemp twine, jute, etc.

favorite family recipes - love getting these and it costs you nothing :)

flat-backed rhinestones or pearls for crafting

a sturdy smallish notebook with unlined paper that I can use as a sketchbook

~~~Things I dislike: glitter (yes it's cute, but it's sooo messy), religious statements, political statements, pinup/sexy girls, anime, kawaii, baby-themed stuff, kid's stuff (cartoon-y things)

On Flaking

I don't sign up for tons of swaps at one time, because I know my limits on what I can get done by various deadlines. That means I do not flake! Ever!

If for some reason you don't receive something from me, please PM me and I will gladly send again. I also extend this same courtesy to others - the mail is not 100% reliable!

I try to rate as quickly as possible, so if I have not rated you, I most likely have not received your package.

Flaker list o' shame:
4evercrafty for the Make me a papercraft kit! swap. It was supposed to have been angeled by the coordinator but unfortunately never was.


Lilyluzkay rated for Hearts for everyone! on Oct 23, 2012
Comment: The cards you made are both beautiful! I absolutely love them. Thank you! Also, I'm sorry it took forever for you to get rated for this.
Comment: Thank you for the very fun cards you made - they look like mini books and that's right up my alley, as you guessed. I'll love writing notes to people using them.
ktownstamper rated for Christmas in July Card swap on Aug 17, 2012
MrsRemington rated for Christmas in July Card swap on Aug 16, 2012
Comment: I never got your card. And you won't respond to messages. When I get your card I will re-rate. UPDATE- I got your card post marked August 14th. I sent you a couple of messages and you didn't reply. Communicate, please. Thank you for the card.
Response: I'm so sorry! My real life got in the way of my fun stuff and your card got overlooked for awhile. I didn't respond to your messages because I hadn't logged in here to see them until today. Glad the card made it there safely, and I hope you enjoy it despite the late arrival.
LJ rated for PATRIOTIC HANDMADE CARDS on Jul 18, 2012
Comment: Beautiful!
Jester777 rated for Profile-Themed Happy Mail #4 on Jul 16, 2012
Comment: Cute thanks! :D
PeggyO rated for PATRIOTIC HANDMADE CARDS on Jul 9, 2012
Comment: Thanks for such a pretty and unique card. I love your use of ribbon on it!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card!
Comment: Love, love love the coaster! It's sitting next to my sewing machine right now. Thanks!
Comment: pretty card -- thank you
JBromeling rated for Stamp it to me baby on Jun 12, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the imags. I already know where I will use a few of them. I really liked the flag stamp. Thanks again for the time and thought you put into this swap.
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
Jester777 rated for Profile-Themed Happy Mail #3 on Jun 1, 2012
Comment: Thanks, I look forward to the soap!
Response: Hope you enjoy it! Happy Swapping!
LynnViolet rated for Border Punches on May 28, 2012
Comment: Julie, What a great card, very clever! Thanks so much :o]
Response: So glad you liked it :)
Serenityfey rated for Crafting Destash: on May 25, 2012
Comment: Thank you! I loved everything you sent. I think my favorite were the new pens-and my kids loved the stickers =)
Response: Glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart :)
cerenaleigh rated for Profile-Themed Happy Mail #2 on May 20, 2012
Comment: I am in love with the octopi notecards you made me! I have already used them to send to some pen pals, but I am keeping my favorite purple one for myself and using it like a photo by framing it! This was definitely happy mail! Thank you so so much!
Response: So glad you liked them! That was my first ever set of octopi notecards, lol :)
BohemianPrincess rated for Coffee House Bookmarks! on May 8, 2012
Comment: thank you for letting me know you were running late, I loved the book mark I couldnt bought a better one out of a store.It was so pretty
Response: Thanks for your patience and so glad you liked the bookmark!
craftyfairy rated for Profile-Themed Happy Mail #1 on May 4, 2012
Comment: love the cards! so cute!
Response: Glad you liked them!
Lexidh rated for QUICK craft paper swap #5 on May 2, 2012
Comment: Thank you SOOOOOO much for such an awesome package of goodies! Love it all, especially the cat cross stitch patterns, rubber stamps and of course all the paper! This really made my day =)
Response: So glad you liked the stuff! I wanted to send you an extra special package as a thank you for all your work hosting the Quick swaps : )
justingrid rated for Promoting your blog 4! on Apr 22, 2012
Response: Thanks!
QUEENQUISA rated for Promoting your blog 4! on Apr 18, 2012
Comment: Lovely blog!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart :)

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dalbright on Nov 15, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

cerenaleigh on Apr 24, 2012:

Thanks so much for joining the Profile Themed Group "Profile Themed Happy Mail #2" Swap! I looked through all the participants and just assigned partners! Happy Swapping!!

cerenaleigh on Mar 29, 2012:

Hi! I just wanted to welcome you to the "Profile-Themed Happy Mail #1" Group Swap! Thank you for joining!!

KraftsByKeri on Jun 19, 2011:

Partners have been assigned for the Color Combo #1 Swap! Happy Swapping!!

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