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MelfromNC

MelfromNC
Date Joined: January 17, 2015
Last Online: July 24, 2017
Birthday: November 13
Country: United States

About Me

Hi! ~ I'm an artist and crafter from the mountains of North Carolina, USA. In addition, I am a classically trained pastry chef and pro photographic artist, proficient in photography, Adobe applications and Corel Painter. I am single, have two precious children (ages 21 and 26) and a frisky Bengal cat named Effie. I am super intrigued by how others use their creative talents. I love to paint digitally and then add some "real" paint before finishing my pieces. I also love to retouch photos and restore old and damaged ones. I struggle at some point every week with Meniere's disease (migraines/vertigo) and back pain. I try to make the best of my good days and delve deep into creativity for healing. I lost my father in October 2016, to a two year fight with cancer and my brother, my only sibling, passed away in January 2017. I am hoping to find healing while grieving by sharing with others in the SwapBot community.

My Home Colors: Living Areas- Black, Gray, Several Shades of White, Deep Dark Burgundy.......... Kitchen- Teal, Eggplant, Taupe.......... Bathroom #1- Sage Green, Chocolate, Pink, White.......... Bathroom #2- White, Gray, Dark Turquoise Blue

Fav TV Shows

This changes from season to season but current favs are: Downton Abbey, Old Game Shows,The Blacklist, Shades of Blue, Home Improvement Shows, Victoria, Madam Secretary, This Is Us, Blue Bloods, and anything made by the Cohen brothers.

Fav Activities

Mindfulness & Meditation, Getting lost in a good book while on the treadmill, Going to Festivals, Live Music, Walks in the Woods, Baking, Cross Stitch, Video Games, Oil & Watercolor Painting, Multi Media Art, Photography, Sewing, Wreath Making, Gardening, Calligraphy, Card Making, Scrapbooking Including Digital Scrapbooking

Wishing For These Things

MY CURRENT WISH LIST: Old or New Uncut Patterns (the brown paper tissue type) of any kind, New Pocket Letter Pages, Old Game Pieces & Kids Game Cards, Pretty Stickers for My Planner, Handmade Envies, Embossing Supplies/Tools, Gift Tags, Glitter Markers and Pencils, Pigma Fine Ink Pens, Pink Sharpies, Vintage Themed Stickers & Ephemera, Teapot Themed Stickers & Ephemera, Vintage or New Baking Tools, French & Paris Themed Items, Glossy ModPodge, Calligraphy Nibs, Funny Old Photographs, Vintage Motel Ephemera of All Kinds, Metal Tins

Favorite Things

~ Most anything in the vintage or old industrial style. ~ I collect ladies handkerchiefs. Vintage looking ones are my favorite. ~ I am learning watercolor as it applies to architecture and home landscapes ~ Favorite color is magenta ~ Folk art makes me smile. ~ I collect unusual and antique tea pots.

OTHER RANDOM PERSONAL LIKES: ...Birch Trees...Gardening...Things Related to France...Old Maid Playing Cards..."Stuff" from the 50's 60's 70's...Clotheslines...Moss... Bittersweet Vines...Almond Oil...Waterproof Mascara...Fancy Vintage Rings...Terra Cotta Pots...Burlap...Sandcastles...Mini Golf...Warm Fires...Treat Bags...Old (old looking) Crate Labels...Hydrangeas...Old Children's Books...Apricot Scents...Vintage Magazine Ads...Scarves...Warm Socks

I Simply Don't Need...

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING THE FOLLOWING:


~ I AM ALLERGIC to most perfumes, cigarette smoke, wool (lanolin) and anything containing eucalyptus or pachouli.


  • No FQ or fabric
  • I don't need matchboxes or any ATC supplies
  • PLEASE nothing cartoon related or kawaii or Hello Kitty
  • I prefer no candy or food. Tea is fine.
  • Please, there is no need to send anything too juvenile (i.e. kiddie stickers, cartoons, small toys or stuffed animals). That includes baby things.
  • I'm not into mystical items, Wiccan, or things zodiac related

Shipments/ Ratings

I ALWAYS participate in swaps I sign-up for and try to send mail in a timely manner. Please message or email me if you do not get a swap I have marked as sent. I truly appreciate the effort each of you puts into your packages and will be happy to leave a rating. You are welcome to remind me to rate if I forget :)

Have a Happy Day!

Ratings

Rabbitfreedom rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Aug 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
Bananers rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 20, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you!
MamaJo rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much. I love the rub-ons.Happy swapping
Soaksupthesun rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 17, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank for the handmade tag and postcard!
piratewithtea rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the envelope! Especially love the baked goods pc!
aligurl75 rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard, rub-ons and stickers :)
sweetpea22 rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 12, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank You so much, everything is Awesome!!
SunshineAndInk rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you especially for the postcard! Nice touch ❤
Kvwanderlost rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 11, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you, I love the vintage FL PC :)
Loubeth rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies! I loved the handmade tag and the vintage picture!
craftyone rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 11, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the fun shapes and cool Daniel Boone postcard!
lyricalmia rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much. I love the die cuts!!! Perfect for my smash book.
moxiekiefer rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 10, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the fun goodies!!
Magenta3 rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 10, 2017
5
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LittleDonnaGirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 10, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies. :) Love them!
LadyJo rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 10, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you! I will enjoy using the things you sent me!
Mimi7 rated for Easy Friendly Swap on Jul 10, 2017
5
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Comment: Hi Melanie thanks so much for the crossword puzzles, notecard and postcard! :)
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 10, 2017
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Comment: Hi Melanie Thank you I like what you sent me spicemom
bluesky rated for SMSUSA: July 2017 Happy Mail on Jul 10, 2017
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Peaches12 rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 9, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the frog sticker and the Luxembourg postcard - I've been there!! Brought back some wonderful memories. Have a blessed day.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9770 184 5 6
Completed Fives Threes Ones
168 259 1 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
18 54 61 35
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Comments

reauk on Feb 18, 2017:

thankyou Mel it means a lot to me Andrea x

yvonne401 on Feb 17, 2017:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

JenniferB on Feb 8, 2017:

Hello Melanie...thank you for joining my swap.

I am so sorry to see that you have lost two dear ones to your heart. Thinking of you at this time.

I am glad you are throwing yourself into being creative. Mindfulness can be a wonderful thing at times like this.

Take care ❤ JenniferB

biasbabe on Dec 14, 2015:

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Welcome to the Scrapbook fun Group

anrtist on Dec 3, 2015:


Blessings, cc

anrtist on Nov 10, 2015:

WELCOME!!!!! ;-)
TO THE 1 POSH GROUP!

I made you an officer so you may host some swaps if you wish ;-) Enjoy the group! Blessigs, cc

Keruka on Sep 30, 2015:

Hi Melanie, Here are some verses for you for the share a verse of encouragement swap. God Bless xx

Kathy821 on Sep 26, 2015:

Love the graphics you posted for verse of encouragement! I was actually born in Asheville and Steve in Highlands. I also have a brother, niece and nephew in Columbia lol.

doulakk on Aug 4, 2015:

Hello!

You are the WINNER for the Vintage-themed Pocket Letter Give-Away in the Paper on Steroids Forum!

Congratulations!!! PM me your mailing addy and I will get it out to you this week!

Kelly Kravitz

kdeorne1 on Jul 9, 2015:

Hello Melanie,

I am stopping by your profile today to share my :) ~ Flower Power Profile Comment for you. I read you like hydrangeas on your profile, here are two hydrangeas photos for you.

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