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Kugusch

Kugusch
Date Joined: November 30, 2008
Last Online: July 19, 2014
Birthday: June 26, 1975
Country: Germany
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About Me

Hi! I'm Sandra, 34 yrs old, mother of two little girls (8 and 10), wife of David. I was born and raised in Germany. At 18 I moved to the US and lived in the FL panhandle for 12 years. Now we're back in Germany, but I left my heart in FL.
I've always loved crafts, when I was 11 I used to sell painted plaster pieces I poured myself. In 1999 I attended a Creative Memories Class and immediately became a scrapbook addict.
I've been fortunate enough to get pages published a few times, and won lots of contests, which allowed me to build up my stash. From there I quickly ventured out into all sorts of directions....ATC's, paper piecing, altered arts, collage, beaded jewelry, felt patchwork, candle making, you name it, I probably have some supplies for it! I am a complete and utter craft junkie!

Favorite Music

In no particular order, as I like all different sorts:Elvis, country Music, mainly from guys (garth brooks, toby keith, alan jackson,kenny chesney...but also gretchen wilson) and mainly last decadeRondo Veneziano MJ 80s MMW

Favorite Books

Heinz G. Konsalik, Heinz G. Konsalik, oh, and did I say Heinz G. Konsalik? Also I like books about disaster...apokalypse, viruses, epidemics....and love the Harry Potter series! I'd also some day like to finish the VC Andrews series.

Favorite Movies

Anything Apokalyptik, Disastrous or epidemic (Armageddon, The Day after tomorrow, Outbreak, things like that)......The Harry Potter Movies........Anything with Morgan Freeman, Drew Barrymore or Meg Ryan and almost everything with Nickolas Cage (some of his earlier ones kinda suck LOL)........Funny, but not slapstick (i.e. 50 First Dates) and I like Fantasy (I.e. Ever after, The mists of Avalon etc.)

Favorite Television

SURVIVOR!!!........Judging Amy....Wife Swap....Clean Sweep.....NYPD Blue....Forensic Files......Wings......Monk......Mad about you........I love Lucy.......

Favorite Crafts

We're poor, so it's got to be cheap to make LOL. I love Papercrafts, Scrapbooking, altered arts....anything where I can find cheap supplies or reuse things. I rather invest my Hobby allowance in tools than in stuff that uses up, so I have a lot of unmounted stamps, paints, inks, punches, die cutting equipment and a comb binding machine. That way I get to enjoy my birthday or christmascash for years. Stuff that uses up quickly such as stickers or other pricey embellishments I'm very stingey with. I save broken dishes and old tiles for mosaics and save all my candle scraps (even from tealights) and make my own candles. I've made one dottee doll and hope to get more time to create more soon

**Things I'd love to receive..

I'd love to get any Obama paraphenalia...cards, pins, any small fan stuff.
My 8 YO daughter has taken up collecting toilet paper (I know LOL). So if you added a sheet or two of whatever TP you have at home you'd make her day! Since most of you are in other countries I'm sure yours has different prints or the "embossed" texture than ours does and she'd be thrilled.
Samples or anything of Vanilla Fields, Exclamation! and Wicked Wahine (I think only available in Hawaii)
single packs of Kool-Aid would make my kids very happy
-Anything Michael Jackson, especially newspaper articles from his death, pins/buttons, heck, anything at ALL!
-ANYTHING Dia de los Muertos...an unmounted stamp would be incredible, but anything ..print, ATC, a dia de los muertos doll, shrine, handmade craft .... would make my day
-vanilla scent, followed by cranberry and mulberry
-inks and paints of all sorts, esp. alcohol ink
-Basic Grey, Chatterbox papers, even small pieces
-LOVE UM Rubberstamps, any and all, but especially ones one can be creative with...time pieces, heads, wings, artsy stuff. Stamps always THRILL me
-collage stuff...papers, stamps, all sorts of ephemera
-Prima! Flowers
-I like gothic/grunge look, would love some ATC's or any other print in that style. Also saw a FABULOUS Vampire Dotee the other day that I just loved
-Embossing Powders and glitters, even just a little sample in a baggie (but please label WHICH it is)
-Succulents and carnivores
-ELVIS anything

-for wearables earth tones, my favorite is chocolate brown, second mossy green. For my crafts I also love loud, vivid colors.
-Sloths
-Pelicans (especially the Florida ones!)
-Quilling paper
-Cut out Alphabets in neutral colors (sizzix, quickutz etc., especially looking for "stiletto" from QK
-Punchies in neutral colors, especially ones issued in the last few years as I don't have any of those punches myself. I recently got a couple crown punchies that I adore and would love to have more of.

I would LOVE Postcards from the following places/locations:
London
NYC
Statue of Liberty(!!!)
Stonehenge(!!!)
Easter Islands(!!!)
Graceland (Memphis)(!!!)
Panama City, FL(!!!)
Eiffel Tower
Grand Canyon (!!!)
The northern lights
Rio de Janeiro
New Orleans (!!!)
Mardigras
Amish Country
Warren, Ohio (!!!)
Abu Dhabi
Morokko
Africa
The Vatican
Las Vegas
Alcatraz (!!!)
I am very reluctant joining postcard swaps because I see so many ratings that do not have a single word in them (to me that's just rude), and also see very few hearts given out. I always strive for hearts, and in postcard swaps the only way to do that is to try to find a postcard to fit a profile, to say more than "greetings from", or talk about something somehow relevant to the recipients profile...a shared interest etc.
I would very much appreciate it if you consider giving a heart if you see that heart and caring went into the choosing or filling out of the card coming to you, same as I'd do for you. TIA!

**DISLIKES:**

fruity scents other than above

coffee scents

old country and whiney women (no offense, but dolly parton just ain't my kind of thing when it comes to music)

pastel colors

Weird shaped eyelets, for example those where the color doesn't match the shape (there ARE no green clouds or pink giraffes) or where the hole throws the whole thing off

**ATTENTION**

We are a smoking household! I also have a VERY bad sense of smell. So, although I try to keep my crafts clean and fresh, YOU may be able to smell something that I can't. Sometimes it's a blessing (especially when the kids were in diapers LOL), sometimes a curse. A bit of dryer sheet works wonders, I used to stick a piece in each envelope, but nowadays we don't use them so I don't have any. I mostly trade paper goods like ATC's and Postcards so it shouldn't be a big issue, just wanted to be forward about it.

Ratings

Knightfall rated for Halloween in Avalon on Jun 8, 2010
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Comment: OMG! I totally forgot to rate this one!! I am so sorry! The package was wonderful and I really enjoyed it all in fact I am putting most of them up again this year! Thank you and please don't hate me!
kellylynn9 rated for Teeny Tiny Air Stuffie on Apr 16, 2010
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Comment: I love the little pig that you made! It really makes me smile!! Thank you so much!
jewelrydoll180 rated for Let's Play Paper Dolls on Mar 13, 2010
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Comment: THANK YOU!!!! lOVE THE DOLL!!!
Response: Brenda, I'm happy that you like her! Have fun accessorizing with the stickers! Thanks for the generous rating! ((hugs))
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cards, they are fabulous! I just adore the bag. What a great swap you sent. Many blessing to you. Hugs, Mona
Response: Mona, thank you very much for the generous rating! It sounds like I matched your taste in spite of them NOT being burgundy, I'm so glad for that. I was also pleased w. the outcome of the bag, esp. since I'm not much into sewing, and am happy to hear you like it. Again, so sorry for the delay! Hugs back at 'ya!
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Comment: I didn't get anything yet. I did read your profile, but I wanted to get this one off my list. I will change the rating as soon as I get something in. Take care. Bye ^v^ UPDATE 02.26.10 => I got it in. You did such great work. Well, I hope you are able to get swaping again. I really liked this swap. Thanks again. ^v^
Response: Thanks very much for updating my rating, and esp. thanks for being generous and giving a 5! I'm glad to hear you liked the cards!
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Comment: I really liked the paper doll. Thank you for sending the stuff
Response: Thank you for updating my rating and once again I'm so sorry for the delay! I hope my items suit your taste, I had fun making them. Although so late, they were made with love.
mega54 rated for Teeny tiny stuffie swap #5 on Nov 28, 2009
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Comment: The leaf was adorable, thanks.
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Comment: I loved your idea :D It was really fun and I'm glad you took your time to put it down. Don't forget to get well soon :)
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Comment: Sandra, the ATCs are lovely! I appreciate that you used pressed flowers (or leaves! :^), and how the backgrounds blend so well with the flowers. (What medium did you use for the coloration?) I even have an opportunity to brush up my German reading skills!
Response: Hey, I'm so glad you like them and that they made it safe...from your message it sounds that that wasn't a given on this one. I LOVE using newspaper as a background, I love the effect. On these the coloration is done with different ink pads, on one of them (I think the green) I also used chalks, and of course glitter glue. Thanks for the rating and heart!
suepier rated for It's been 8 years...PC swap on Sep 26, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card and sharing your memories with me. I appreciate your honesty.
Liv2cre8 rated for Envie full of life on Sep 22, 2009
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Comment: Love it all, especially the teeny tiny index cards. Thank you.
Response: Thanks bunches, I hope you could read my penmanship ok, my hubby always complains that it's illegible. Thanks for the rating, esp. the heart!
hannaahl rated for QTA Button Fairy - Halloween on Sep 21, 2009
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Comment: Another wow! This is so amazing - I wish I had gotten yours before I sent mine. I felt so limited with the stuff I had at home, but receiving yours got my creativity flowing and all I want to do now is make those button fairies. Thanks veyr much!
Response: Wow, what a very, very nice comment! I'm often stumped and I love finding inspiration in other's works, and it's wonderful knowing that this time something of mine was able to inspire someone else. Thanks so much, you've made my day!
hannaahl rated for QTA Button Fairy - Fall on Sep 21, 2009
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Comment: Wow - I am stunned. The button fairy was great and I am so happy for what you sent me. You are very talented.
Response: oooooh, should I cry?Upon reading this I just glanced up to look at her twin sister hanging on my wall....she's GONE! I searched, and see her cap laying beside my desk and a bit of face poking out from waaay back in the corner. I guess our little hellbent kitten climbed the wall today. Now I'm anxiously waiting for hubby to get the pieces out...gosh, I hope he didn't ruin her, they were soo much work.
Sherry24 rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 19, 2009
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Comment: What a beautiful card. I got it all intact. Love it! Thank you so much!
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Comment: I absolutely love the package you sent! Everything was wonderful... I especially liked the sausage mix and the itinerary (it was so well done and so fun to read!). Thank you so much... you're a great swapper!
tiggerski rated for ♥Quick PC swap #6♥ on Sep 16, 2009
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great card! Leather & feathers??? LOL Well....yes, on occasion we do still don that, HAHA Have a great day, Karyn Also, if you want add cards, let me know, I have tons you can have. Check them out at http://www.flickr.com/photos/tiggerski/sets/72157622064443259/
springbound rated for It's been 8 years...PC swap on Sep 16, 2009
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KatieRay rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 16, 2009
5
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Comment: Well, aren't you creative in a very simple way!!! I like the stamps and the drawing. Thank you for the card. Hope you have a great year!! Katie
awkwardisnice rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 15, 2009
5
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Comment: Although your postcard was indeed simple. It was quite clever and my absolute favourite! It was very lovely. Thank you Sandra!
Jinty rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 15, 2009
5
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Comment: What a lovely idea with the card i love it,thank you.It was very boldly stamped with the date which is great.It was stamped twice ,and yes they did stamp the middle ,but it looks good.

Rating Overview

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Comments

JewelzyBug on Oct 22, 2009:

Hi! I am currently hosting a Day of the Dead Inchie swap you may be interested in. Please join in the fun! :) http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/47647

mwquilt on Oct 15, 2009:

thanks for the great gum advert card from my September wishlist...love it :-)

countrys on Sep 28, 2009:

Thanks so much for the Alabama CD you send me for the september wishlist, I like it very much!!!!

Vblarney on Sep 10, 2009:

image Thank you for the compliment on my handwriting. My family thinks my handwriting is horrible! I hope you enjoy PostCrossing; I know a lot of people enjoy that site.

RyeRye on Sep 4, 2009:

doublesided on Sep 3, 2009:

Hi! Just a reminder that there are three group swaps in the Inchie Love Group that you still have time to sign up for!

Vintage Hallowe’en Inchies

Spooky Hallowe’en Inchies

Fishy Inchies

Hope to see you in the swaps!

Also if you have any ideas you want to suggest for future swaps, please let me know!

JohnnyDingo on Aug 31, 2009:

Ahaaa! So you are one to blame others for your addictions. LOL. I only introduce people, they must form a relationship on their own.

I really enjoy Letterboxing, but I am not TOO involved. I did enjoy making a few stamps and should do it more.

Here is the LBNA (Letterboxing Nort America) site. Won't really apply to you but it has good info on getting started:

http://www.letterboxing.org/

My REAL love is GEOCACHING.

WWW.GEOCACHING.COM

There are geocaches, literally, around the world.

Thank you for the note. Feel free to keep in touch.

BTW, my Daughter-in-law just joined the army, and she and my son just received orders to Baumholder, Germany!

chincho on Aug 26, 2009:

Thanks for the comment. It's great to know some of the paper will be useful to you. About yhe hint: I do cut big ones, but sometimes I need really small mailler and I must "rebuild" an envelope from 1/8 big one......... my hands are "both left" snd sometimes I just give-up.... Thanks again, and enjoy!

VampiraGirl on Aug 25, 2009:

You know what, I have seen "The Cube" and "Identity". I really like Identity and The Cube was crazy. Good but crazy!! I actually saw Identity in the theaters. It really tripped me out at the end. I didn't expect it at all!!! Now I want to watch it again. :) ^v^

junemoon on Aug 24, 2009:

Thanks a lot for the painted face post card from my wishlist for art cards. I agree, it IS art, it's AMAZING art. It's the "how did they do that" kind of art. A definite "keeper."

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