Swap-bot Time: June 5, 2020 6:27 pm


Date Joined: February 15, 2020
Last Online: April 26, 2020
Birthday: June 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I'm Sharon, a 40-something paper crafter and card maker. Lately, I've been into box making and chipboard projects. I'm married with no children, one cat named Trouble, though he prefers Buddy, and one dog, a JRT/AmStaff mix named Isabel. I also feed a colony of feral cats, many of whom are quite tame.

I enjoy nature and live in a rural area where I am lucky enough to be a block from the beach while living in the woods.

In 2018 at the age of 43, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, hence Moving, Shaking, and Making. As a result, my projects are not always perfectly straight but I don't mind. Creating helps me maintain dexterity and avoid apathy.

Sadly my handwriting has been impacted by my PD, but my occupational therapist says continuing to write is the best thing to do. Any letters I send will probably start good, but be shaky and cramped by the second or third paragraph. Particularly if it has been a long day.

A group of crafters in my community have just gotten together to form a crafting club where we are going to take turns sharing a craft. We are meeting once per month to teach each other new crafts or new techniques.

I had never participated in a swap before joining this site, and I thought it would be fun. If I do something that is not quite right, please contact me and let me know so I can fix it. I am excited to try something new, share my creations, and see what others are creating.

Favorite Books

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne Anything fantasy, both urban fantasy and sword & sorcery.

I love audiobooks and listen to them during my 40-minute drive to work. I've also started listening to podcasts, and highly recommend The Adventure Zone if you are into D&D and comedy.

Audiobook-wise, Larry Corriea's Grimnoir Chronicles is one of the best narrated series I've ever listened to. Or if you like the 80's, the TV show Psych, and the undead, try TW Brown's That Ghoul Ava series. You will not be disappointed.

Favorite Crafts

I have always been a craft dabbler. I have crocheted including making doilies, filet crochet, and amigurumi,, cross stitched, made candles, played with polymer clay, and done a little resin crafting.

About 4 years ago I went to a paint and sip. I always "wished" I could paint, but since I cannot draw I figured I couldn't paint. Then I tried it, and had a blast. As a plus, my painting came out looking good. So I turned to YouTube for tutorials on painting acrylic on canvas, went down the YouTube rabbit hole, and came out a paper crafter.

I paint a bit, and love it, but mostly I make cards, covered notebooks, boxes, chipboard projects and the like. I'm starting to dabble in making my own embellishments, and memorydex. Who knows what will come next...


Religious themes Make-up Children's items/Teacher gifts

These are not so much dislikes, as things that I do not have need of or use for.


Hydrangeas Bees Butterflies Birds Natural colors/fibers Unique embellishments Doilies Tissue paper

Favorite Television

I'm more of a YouTube watcher than a TV person. I watch a lot of crafting videos, and video game play throughs.

I enjoy The Frugal Crafter, Posh Paper Lady, Painting with Jane, Sam Calcott UK-Mixed Up Craft, Living Big in A Tiny Home, Neebs Gaming, Skippy0330, and Game Edged.

TV wise I am currently watching Lilo and Stitch the series; I love Stitch. Grace & Frankie, Shameless, but I'm behind on that one. Outlander and The Magicians.


ellie rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on Apr 16, 2020
Comment: Where are the M&M 's ?
Response: I know, right?
Artistic rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on Apr 15, 2020
Comment: Sharon: While you're looking for the M&Ms, I'm wondering what happened to all of the Oreos. :) Stay safe. Stay healthy. Wash your hands. Be blessed.
Response: Cookie monster got them :-)
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful springtime postcard Sharon! I’d love to swap with you anytime. Hope you’re doing wellπŸ’›
Response: You're welcome, glad you like it. Stay healthy and safe.
Daycie rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on Apr 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: πŸ‘
Comment: Stay safe! xxx
Response: πŸ€—
Hyshu rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on Apr 13, 2020
Comment: This was a great boredom buster! We will all get through this together! Stay strong, Stay safe and healthy!
Response: It was! You take care.
Comment: Glad to hear you enjoyed the parade. Must be nice to have that to brighten your day. I have had a rough patch this week. Take care of yourself. Happy swapping.
Response: Sending πŸ’—
armadillogal rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on Apr 12, 2020
Comment: Fun comments. Been buying my chocolate at the Dollar Tree so its bite size and I don't go overboard..lol!
Response: That's why I went with M&Ms
mcall rated for Coronavirus, my life in 6 words on Apr 12, 2020
Comment: made my day
Response: 😺
Comment: Sending you good vibes and adventures!
Response: Thanks, all the best to you.
Comment: I absolutely loved the envelope and card you sent! I enjoyed your letter and will be writing back!
Response: I'm glad you liked them, and I look forward to your letter.
TouringLady rated for Loaded Bag NEWBIES on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing loaded bag! It was wonderfully put together and I love everything. Wish I could do more than one heart.
Response: You're welcome; I'm glad you liked it. That was my first loaded bag so I was kind of nervous. Glad to know I did okay :-)
kiddomerriweather rated for Happy Bubble Mailer on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very much for such a WONDERFUL package!!! I'm just blown away!!! The handmade stationery set and cards are fabulous. I love the fabric you sent. I had these prints a long time ago and I'm thrilled to have them again! I also love all the clay pieces and glittery bits that I can use in my resin making. Thank you for making this swap experience so extra special.
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thank you so much for reaching out and giving me a chance to participate in a craft swap. I hope we can share more crafty goodness in the future!
djcamp04 rated for Private: handmade card & note on Mar 5, 2020
Comment: Sharon! Your card was absolutely amazing!! And yes I would call those Tulips 🌷. Very well done indeed. Square cards can be intimidating for me, too. But hey, by going out if your comfort zone to create such a beautiful card earned you a 5 & ❀️! I love the card. And what a delightful chatty letter you included. I enjoyed reading about your struggles (yet accomplishments) with PD. Hang in there honey! Reading about the babies was sweet, too. I miss my grand & great grand babies. Thank you so much for joining me in our little swap! You did great!
Response: Thanks Deb! I'm glad you liked the card. I appreciate you taking a chance on a Newbie and will be sure to pay that forward. I look forward to seeing your card, and hope we can continue to write.

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djcamp04 on Mar 5, 2020:

I did not know that tulips 🌷 🌷 were the official PD flower. How nice. Mom planted tulips 40 years ago when her & dad moved here. They’re still coming up every year. Not as many as 40 yrs ago, though πŸ™

Lucine on Feb 25, 2020:

I would like to help you as a newbie. Pm me if your are interested:)

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