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Date Joined: December 14, 2013
Last Online: June 4, 2023
Birthday: February 13
Country: Australia

About Me

My name is Meryl and I have two children, a son, Mitchell, aged 15 and a daughter, Kate, aged 13. She loves to do crafty stuff too!! Mitchell's main passion would have to be cricket.

Favorite Music

I think I'm stuck in the 70's!! I love a lot of the music from that era. Maybe its because of the memories that the songs provoke!!

I like Amy Grant, Cliff Richard, Abba, Bruce Springsteen ...

I also enjoy Christian music as well ... Newsboys, Casting Crowns ...

Favorite Books

Karen Kingsbury would have to be my favourite author at the moment. I have quite a few books of hers, some of which I haven't read as yet ... I am waiting for a time when it won't matter if I don't turn out the light until 2 or 3 in the morning, as once I start these books, I can't put them down.

I also have quite a few books to assist with ideas for raising positive, well balanced children ...

There's also a bunch of books that I have that give ideas and inspiration relating to Artist Journals and Mixed Media. I am soo enjoying looking at other peoples' work ... I just have to get my studio to a point where there's enough space to be able to work in it, instead of bringing everything out to the dining room table ... and then having to pack it away ... and then getting it out again ... and then putting it away again ... I think you get the idea ...???!!!

Oh, and my Bible is a pretty important book to me too!

Favorite Movies

Hmmm ... favourite movies ... would you believe the most recent movie that I've seen several times ... no, more than several times, would have to be' How to Train Your Dragon' ... yes, you can tell I have children!!!

Really enjoyed the King's Speech ...

Also like: 'Dave', 'Apollo 13', 'Sleepless in Seattle', 'Field of Dreams', 'Back to the Future', 'Finding Forrester', 'Pretty Woman', 'Nottinghill', 'Twister' - notice these have all been around for a while!!!

Favorite Television

I don't actually watch a heap of TV, but I do like to watch the cricket when the Aussies are playing ... if I'm not working ... or getting dinner ready ... or dealing with kids ... or .....

I enjoy watching 'MasterChef Australia' with my kids!!! Also 'Better Homes & Gardens', 'Who Do You Think You Are' and NCIS;

Favorite Crafts

I really enjoy Art Journalling, ATCs, Mixed Media, Junk Journals - very excited about this!!! I love using up little bits and pieces!! Scrapbooking; Card Making; Patchwork & quilting, although haven't done much in a loooooonnng time!!! I love to look at scrappy quilts ... again using up little bits and pieces!!!

Would love to do a journal which includes fabric pages as well, using really interesting fabrics and fibres. I have HEAPS of interesting fibres ('wools') that I have been collecting for a while and would love to include them in journals. I've also been collecting old books that the library has been getting rid of with the idea of using them to make into a journal or using the pages in other journals.

As embellishments and fabrics, I love dragon flies, butterflies, frogs ... (we used to have some REAL tadpoles in a big pot outside and had our own baby froglets in our garden when we used to live in the tropics)!

Also love ivory-ish textured fabrics and embellishments ...

I love lots of colours ... probably a lot of brights ... have been bringing in red into the decorating of our home ..


ScrapHappyGabi rated for Ephemera Swap on Mar 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the envelope of fun ephemera to use! I love it all! The tiny bag of letters that spell GABI is just darling! xx Gabi
Response: So glad you like it all Gabi. :-)
Comment: Thank you for the stamps!
Comment: Thank you for the cute washi!
Comment: Hey meryl thanks for your cute samples i really liked the last one with the letters 🌸
dabellaraquella rated for Botanical Themed Envelope #1 on May 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you Meryl for such a lovely envelope ✉ Not sure how I'll use the napkins, but they are pretty 😉 I'll use everything I'm sure. Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks for all the awesome stuff!
fairypretty7 rated for AS: Desk de-clutter swap! on Feb 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome things.... I too enjoyed our few days of crafting and laughing together and I soo miss you living here.
smmarrty rated for ABES: Send 6 RED on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the goodies - I am sure I will use it all - I like to make mono-color collages.
fairypretty7 rated for ABES: Send 6 PURPLE Items on Oct 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks for these items too. Sneaky having me for 2 swaps.
Response: So funny!! Yep - two swaps!! :-)
fairypretty7 rated for ABES: Send 6 BLACK/WHITE on Oct 25, 2019
Comment: Great items thank you , love reading your card. Oh i miss our days, Squeal! Guess what I will be down in Adelaide soon, and we can craft to your hearts content. Oh! I cannot wait. To see you guys.
Response: So glad you like your ‘stuff’!! And how awesome ... we can craft together again!!! Yay!!! So looking forward to it!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely stamps :)
Response: Glad you like them :-)
Comment: Thank you for those beatiful stamps, my collection is now a bit larger. I loved the animal stamps, I already had the kangeroo but now I've got more of them. Thanks😘
Response: So, so glad that you like the stamps!!! ;-)
sakura15 rated for AS: Desk declutter on May 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap I really enjoyed the bits and pieces you sent me ^_^
Comment: Dear Meryl, Thanks a lot for your cute washi samples! I love them! All the best, Jen
SnailerAH rated for Themed Washi Swap #1: Floral 🌸 on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the washi (I’m a washi freak also)
fairypretty7 rated for AS: Desk declutter on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great items. Yep i am working through the school holidays, Anisha is older enough to stay home anyway her boyfriend is home from school so she will have company. We are going glamping over Easter over at Mandorah, Basil's sister has rented a house on the beach for the weekend,so we r all going over there. Hope you have fun in Brisbane. After 3 years you all deserve a holiday. Miss you too.
Tracykason rated for INTL - Happy Mail 5 pieces #2 on Mar 3, 2019
Comment: Totally "Happy" Mail. Made my day, thank-you.
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment of stuff. So many interesting textures and different shades of green.
sakura15 rated for AS: Stationery Swap on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely stationery :) You were very thoughtful in what you chose for me which I appreciate <3 thank you for your kind note too. Have a fantastic week and thanks for swapping with me :)
cerealgirl rated for De-stash swap 1 on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful paper goodies! So inspiring! :)
Response: So glad that you like it!!! :-)

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CurlyTea on Feb 13, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday!

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Welcome to Newbie Helpers!! Come join in the swaps and have some fun!!!

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Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 13, 2016:

Knock, knock!
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RyeRye on Jun 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station~

neca84 on Dec 24, 2015:

Merry Christmas, thanks for being a part of the best group on Swap-bot, Active Aussie SWAPaholics :)


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sunshinesuperman on Oct 14, 2014:

Hope your WIYM Mail Call Sept. has made it. Please let me know if missing so I can resend. Thanks, Mona

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