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Kraftylady777

Kraftylady777
Date Joined: November 11, 2010
Last Online: September 21, 2018
Birthday: December 30, 1966
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATED 5/27/18

About my 3 rating. I sent my partner her swap on time. She told me she never received it, so I sent her another swap, re-sending it. She rated me a 3, saying my swap was very late....

I've realized that it is taking me FOREVER to receive swaps or for my partners to RECEIVE my swaps. Please be patient....Recently, it took two weeks for my future Brother-in-Law to receive my wedding invitation (and he is just two cities away from me. I send all my swaps out on time, so if you don't receive something, please let me know. Also, if you are late with a swap, send me a PM, because after all, life happens. Swapping should be fun, right?

IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN A PRIVATE KAWAII (USA ONLY) SWAP, PLEASE LET ME KNOW

Hello. It's nice to "meet" you. My name is Kim and I'm a 49 year old mom of three. Tyler is 13, Hailee is 11 and Jaime (boy) is 5. Besides being a proud Mom I am also an Optician extraordinaire and one of my passions is to help others. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, we moved to Washington State in June 2015 to be with my amazing Sweetie, Ron, and his 3 amazing kids (Rachel, 21, Randy 19 and Ryan, 17). We also have 2 dogs and 2 cats. (Who ever thought that 3 kids could be a lot "quieter". lol) Our house can be very crowded at times with us blending our families. Things are going great! I feel very blessed!

My life is very different than I planned for myself...and my children....I lost my husband of 18 years, Will, in June of 2013 after a two year illness...This experience has forever changed me and I will never be the same. I still have times where my grieving knocks me on my butt cheeks, but I have a lot of love and support in my life (and counseling and Grief Share has made all the difference). Today, I try to focus on the positive things in my life: my children, who I am very close to, especially my daughter, Hailee; valuing others in my life, whether it is a 30 minute talk or an on-going friendship; my belief and faith in God, which has become awakened throughout these experiences. I believe that life is a journey and even in the darkest times, there is always something to be thankful for, no matter how small.

Others describe me as pretty, positive, smart (I have a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology) and having a strange, quirky, and sarcastic sense of humor. I am a genuine people person and pretty much get along with everyone. I can go out anywhere and start up conversations with just about anyone. In the same vain, I try to keep my distance from people who are exceedingly negative and inconsistent. Life is short and I'm too old for a lot of drama and crapola.

Favorite Crafts

I am a "Craft-a-holic" and have been doing some type of craft since I was 7 years old. I love doing pages in deco books, sticker books, and making greeting cards and mail art. I like incorporating a sense of humor in my work. My style is sort of collage, but I also use rubber stamps or draw by hand at times. I have recently gotten into zines, pocket letters and homemade postcards

WHAT I LOVE

  • Stickers, stickers, stickers (except for Disney, Winnie the Pooh, barf)
  • Kawaii or Korean anything (memos, stationary, sticker sheets, flakes, snacks, pens/pencils, envelopes)
  • Anything strange, weird, creepy
  • Zombie anything
  • Vampires
  • Halloween
  • Mail art
  • Swaps and Happy Mail
  • Zines
  • Pocket Letters
  • Matchboxes filled with goodies
  • "Mini" things
  • Your "story", love reading SB profiles
  • Any tips on losing weight, working out
  • Any tips for eating healthy, especially with a busy schedule
  • Any positive quotes
  • Inspirational stories or Random acts of Kindness
  • Memo Bags
  • Sticker Bags
  • Goodie Bags
  • Washi Tape
  • Deco Tape
  • Lifetime Movie Network
  • The original Twilight Zone
  • The X-Files
  • Urban Legends
  • Suspense/Horror movies from the 40s and 50s
  • Alfred Hitchcock movies or the original series Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • Young Adult (YA) books by R.L. Stine (Fear Street) or Christopher Pike
  • Horror Fairy Tales
  • Horror and Romance Comic Books from the 40s to 70s (Tales from the Crypt is a fav)
  • Non-scary horror movies (more "campy" like Creepshow)
  • Cooking
  • Eating out
  • Yoga
  • Working out
  • Movies
  • Museums
  • Walking the dogs with the kiddies
  • Tatoos
  • Address labels with my info on it
  • Unused forever stamps or postcard stamps
  • Japanese snacks and treats
  • Travel themes
  • Food themes
  • Cute "Kawaii" Asian themes
  • Mail themes

MOVIES, TV, BOOKS

  • Lifetime Television movies, Married at First Sight, Hell's Kitchen, The X-Files, and some true-life forensic shows.
  • Old horror and suspence movies from the 40's and 50's, especially movies with Vincent Price and Joan Crawford.
  • Alfred Hitchcock films and the original Twilight Zone series.
  • John Hughes romantic comedies from the 80's and 90's like Pretty in Pink", "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "16 Candles".
  • 80's music, especially pop and new wave like Missing Persons, Culture Club, the Go-Go's, Cindy Lauper, and a lot of the One Hit Wonders from this time.
  • Young Adult (YA) novels especially by R.L. Stine (Fear Street) and Christopher Pike.
  • Horror Fairy Tales
  • Graphic comic books (horror and romance themed) Love ones from the 40s and 50s

I Don't Like....

Things that say "Jesus"

Torn/smelly/used/creased patterned paper or stickers

Used things other than rubber stamps and books

Lotions

"Heavy" embellishments

State-themed Postcards

Walt Disney, Mickie Mouse, Betty Boop, Snoopy, Seseme Street, Diddl, or Winnie the Pooh things

Penpalling/Writing Letters

Things smelling of heavy cigarette smoke as I am allergic and it makes me sneeze

Favorite Quotes

Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy ~ Janet Long

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do ~ Walter Bagehot

I'm not spoiled. I deserve all my stuff ~ Happy Bunny (LOL!)

Swap Pledge

I send ALL of my swaps out ON TIME, so if you don't receive your package, please let me know...Also, if you are late with a swap you are sending me, please let me know....THANKS!

I rate my swaps the same day, or day after, I get them. If I haven't rated you, it means I haven't gotten your swap. I DO send messages for swaps I haven't received and try to give my partner a chance to re-send a swap before I give a "1" rating.

Ratings

MissBrenda rated for Halloween Card swap #1 on Sep 20, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Loved the card and the goodies! Thanks so much! Fall is my fav time of year also! Thanks for joining the swap! Happy swapping to you!
brooklynbunch rated for Lovelorn postcard on Sep 19, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Great card--love the woman in the woods with the ankle strap heels. Thanks. Susan (brooklynbunch)
jessnewson98 rated for 100 book recommendations on Sep 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: I loved the drawings on the envelope, it made it that something extra special! Thank you for the book recs, I can't wait to check them out!!! Also, thank you so much for the harp bookmark, I love it!
lynnerfb rated for TUT ~ Triangle, Circle, Square on Sep 18, 2018
5
rating
 
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Loved the cat notecard!
5
rating
Comment: Awesome! Awesome!, I wish I had thought of that Hello kitty idea. I do plan to steal it aka as scrap lift it someday. Thank you.
marles rated for SMSUSA: Questionnaire Fun #2 on Sep 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Enjoyed reading your answers! Thanks so much, also for the PC!!!
Kathy821 rated for Handmade Fall Card on Sep 14, 2018
5
rating
Comment: I do love the notecard. Thanks so much! Really looks beautiful. My youngest daughter's BD is 11/6, and she'll be 27. I hope ya'll have a great time! Sounds great. Oh, and I love the swap cards too.
gojenn rated for Happy Little Notecards #82 on Sep 14, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the sweet handmade card! Glad Fall is coming!
Kvwanderlost rated for Decorated Mail 01 on Sep 13, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much Kim for this lovely swap! I love the PCs, stickers and washi (especially the flamingo washi :) and your drawings on the envie are so cute! Many hearts to you :D
draco rated for 100 book recommendations on Sep 12, 2018
5
rating
Comment: thank you. i'll be checking them out
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much!
Mimi7 rated for Collab Coloring PC #54 ADD Postage on Sep 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cards to color and send on their way. Thanks so much for the cool envelope to color also!! :)
mandymo rated for Artist Trading Coins (ATCoins) on Sep 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Oooooooooh! I LOVE IT! This one was definitely worth the wait. Thank you so much for resending. I kinda have a thing for skulls.
Wheat2bn rated for SMSUSA: Questionnaire Fun! on Sep 10, 2018
5
rating
 
Artstamper rated for ZENTANGLE/DOODLE my STATE! on Sep 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Nice work on the map and tangles! I liked the envelope too, thank you. please thank your son for the drawing, I like to see young people drawing.
astrodogg rated for Zentangle & Pass 9 - USA only on Sep 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: As always, you make my experience swapping a great one! Thank you again. ❤
BanaeDepp rated for Decorated Mail 01 on Sep 8, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Loved this so much!! Thank you!!!
mulkey rated for 100 book recommendations on Sep 6, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Loved the post cards and the book recs Thank you!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9991 1917 7 8
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1744 2123 1 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

ktk8 on Jul 13, 2018:

Hello..... thanks for working on my zen postcard and sending it home.....WoW it turned out beautiful!

gentle reminder.... you did dolphin zenjellies and bubbles on it...... stunning......

DaisyNY on Jun 25, 2018:

PrairieKittin on Apr 10, 2018:

Thank you for participating in the Tangle & Pass With a Twist Swap.
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/07/f4/6a/07f46a031607ef371e4e320f791985aa.jpg

Queensmiley2530 on Apr 1, 2018:

Thank you so much for the goodies! I love the drawing of the panda bears!! It make my day. Hey neighbor

PrairieKittin on Mar 25, 2018:

Tangle and Pass
Thank you for participating in Tangle and Pass With a Twist!

PrairieKittin on Mar 25, 2018:

Thank you for participating in this Tangle and Paste with a Twist!
Another Tangle and Paste with a Twist

PrairieKittin on Mar 23, 2018:

https://78.media.tumblr.com/415123b9bc94afa732e321efebe06464/tumblr_p62arho1yG1scbvdzo1_400.jpg

Thank you for participating in the Tangle and Pass With a Twist swap!

Poeprincess on Mar 1, 2018:

Hello Kim, Welcome to our group of mini-art swappers! We are a friendly group & are looking forward to having you join us. Hugs, Di

kssunlover1947 on Feb 23, 2018:

Thank you for sending my Collab Coloring card (Flower Mandala)home. I love how it looks after everyone colored on it.

FundyGirl on Sep 30, 2017:

Thank you for working on my Fish Collab Coloring Postcard. It turned out super cute.

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