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Date Joined: February 12, 2010
Last Online: December 17, 2012
Birthday: February 3
Country: United States
My Etsy Faves

Favorite Crafts

Hello from the Pacific Northwest!

I love Vintage items! I am trying mixed media collages right now--using vintage paper and embellishments. I make handmade cards too. Don't scrapbook anymore but have lots of supplies to get rid of! Love old embroidery patterns to put on Pillowcases. Love to upcycle old items and make them shabby and pretty.
I have tons of old supplies to SWAP---I buy them everywhere and can't seem to stop bringing things home from the antique or thrift stores! My fave mags are SOMERSET LIFE, VICTORIA (discontinued) and COUNTRY LIVING magazines.

About Me

I'm in my early 40's and I live in the Seattle area. We live out in the country and I love the shabby chic style. I'm very laid back---doesn't take alot to make me happy--a good book (or my Nook), a sunset or sitting out on the deck in the sunshine outside with a glass of wine and the barbeque going make me very happy! A day of thrifting, antiquing or crafting with my girlfriends makes the perfect day.

The older I've become, the more I want to get back in touch with my creative side I had as a child so that's why I adore swapping supplies and trying new art techniques!

My passion is my crafting and collecting hobbies. I have a whole room dedicated to my crafting and collecting. I love to antique and junk at the flea markets or estate sales. I also attend alot of live auctions for great bargains on antiques and vintage furniture. I sell vintage Ledger Paper and Vintage Craft Items on Etsy and Ebay.

I've done some swaps with Paper Crafts until they cancelled them and then found Swap-Bot.



This is just an example of things I love and would wish for:

-Tim Holtz Items--ANY!

-Martha Stewart Craft Items

-Amy Butler paper

-Ephemera (original no copies)

-German Glass Glitter

-Vintage Aunt Martha's Embroidery Transfers

-Embellished Glassine bags from Etsy

-Vintage LOVE or WAR Letters

-Anything Polka Dot (paper, tape, cards)

-Crown Items

-Paris Motif Items

-Paris Apartment or Cottage Style

-Somerset Life, Take Ten, Victoria & Country Living magazines.

-Vintage Halloween items

-Cupcake Baking Papers with pretty designs

-Old Craft Mags/Back Issues of Sommerset Life

-Victorian cut-outs

-Victorian Die Cuts

-Vintage Advertising Trade Cards

-Anything Toile Print



Favorite Music

Old 80s music, Adele, Seona Dancing, The Cure, Simple Minds, Elvis, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, New Order.


Things I don't need or please do not send are:

-Kawaii items -Coffees, teas or chocolate--no food please! -Religious Items -Animal items -Handmade Drawings-have no need for these -Copied Ephemera--only want original -Anything Disney -Vintage music paper (I'm stocked) -Stamped Images-don't use! -Angel theme items -Dog or cat theme items -Hello Kitty or cutesey kid/baby items--have no kids -Scraps of paper or scrapbook paper scraps -Magazine scraps -Note Pads -Scrapbook Paper -Post It Notes -Vintage trims & laces...I am well stocked!!! -STICKERS -RUB-ONS -Scrapbook supplies -Bath or body items -Tea or coffee items -Brads-have too many -Buttons-stocked! -Beads-have tons! -Candy or chocolate or food items -Fabric--I do not sew or use fabric

Favorite Books

I love to READ and love all types of books, True Crime, Drama, I just read the The Glass Castle which was a true story/biography about human struggle...love those! Echoes, Light A Penny Candle and anything by Maive Binchy. Just got a NOOK and love it!

Favorite Movies

I love old HOLLYWOOD movies like: Mildred Pierce, Whatever happened to Baby Jane, any Betty Davis Movie and vintage black and white movies on TMC but I also like weird movies like Silence of the Lambs, Dead Man Walking, Rivers Edge, The Dinner Party, Sundance or IFC movies. My tastes are all over the board!

Favorite Television

CSI:Vegas, The Real Housewives (a guilty pleasure), Nancy Grace Show, Top Chef, The Food Network, Bravo TV, The Raechel Zoe Project, Six Feet Under


lulu702 rated for AMS: Big Fat Random Envie Swap on Mar 28, 2012
Comment: Ruby, what a nice package! Thank you so much!! I love everything in it, can't wait to use some of the pretty things!!
misscorbeau rated for Ephemera Scavenger Hunt on Mar 21, 2012
Comment: OMG girl, what a wonderful package! I had so much fun going thru it! Thanks ever so much!!! many hearts!
Response: Great! Glad you liked it all!
jannieb rated for AMS: Ephemera Swap on Mar 7, 2012
Comment: What a wonderful package. There was a little something in there for everything I like. Thank you soooo much!
Response: So glad you liked everything! Hope to swap with you again soon!
Jester777 rated for Etsy Surprises #2 on Feb 29, 2012
Comment: Thanks sooooo much!
Jester777 rated for Etsy Surprises #1 on Jan 24, 2012
Comment: :D
ecooper99 rated for Etsy G is for.. Swap! on Jan 23, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely Etsy surprise!
catcrazy rated for Cheap Etsy Surprise #1 on Jan 7, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the crocheted hearts. They are so pretty. I will be putting them to good use.
Tone40ott rated for xmas extras *9* on Dec 19, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for all the fantastic things you sent me. Love it all and can't wait to start using them:) Thanks:)
DebR rated for xmas extras *9* on Dec 7, 2011
Comment: Thank you for everything you sent - it was lovely
momto2girls rated for An Etsy Christmas on Nov 28, 2011
Comment: Thank you! Now I just need to find time to make this before xmas lol.
swappintoya rated for $5 Etsy Surprise(US Only) Edited on Nov 26, 2011
Comment: thanks so much for the great ribbon :)
Response: THANKS for the heart! :)
fairypretty7 rated for International Secret Santa on Nov 8, 2011
Comment: hi, i got my parcel today, i haven't open the pressies yet and i am not sure how long it will last, but thank you. quick question is it something that needs to go in the fridge as it is hot here............lol!
Comment: Above and beyond! Thank you oh sooooo much. Everything is just perfect. My son watched me open it at the bus stop and he said " What's it like Christmas?" lol
Comment: Thank you.
momto2girls rated for $10 Etsy Favorites Swap on Sep 14, 2011
Comment: LOVE the rubber stamps! Thank you!
msscoco rated for $5 Etsy Swap on Sep 12, 2011
jamierose5985 rated for Craft Destash on Sep 10, 2011
Comment: Oh my goodness, I loved everything!!! the doilies, the black and white photo, the ledger paper---LOVE!!! Thank you so much :)
Comment: Thank you so much! Love the ones you have chosen! A Heart for you!
Comment: Thanks Krissy! There's going to be a craft storm here with the contents of this envie! I love it. Can't wait to have a crack at the clown costume.
Comment: it feels like christmas in August here today many thanks
Response: Feliz Navidad!! Thanks for the heart!

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jannieb on Apr 8, 2012:

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

kirstykai on Mar 31, 2012:

Thank you so much for WTA. Sorry I am delayed in saying thank you. I couldn’t get online for a few days –x-

HeidiJean on Feb 27, 2012:

Thanks for such awesome notepads for my WTA in American Swappers!

agonysdecay on Feb 13, 2012:

Thanks so much for the RAD anatomical heart pattern for the Blacklisted WTA!!! You rock!

cozycrafter on Feb 2, 2012:

O WOW, Thank You soo much for the wonderful items you sent for WTA #28 $1SA, just loved ALL the extra's you sent as well, you really brightened up my day!!! Hugs - Kim :)

Deeno1105 on Jan 22, 2012:

Thank you for the WTA Dec. prize you sent for American Swappers Group. I love everything. I don't have a favorite because it's all incredibly awesome. Thank you!

theannieHall on Nov 16, 2011:

Hey just wanted to spot by to say thanks for making my new shower smell like sweet melons! xx

kirstykai on Oct 12, 2011:

Thank you for the lovely tags they arrived today on my birthday so were very well timed. Thank you -x-

kirstykai on Sep 11, 2011:

Congrates on winning the WINNER TAKES ALL in Etsy Buyers & Sellers Group. Please can you make sure you provide those who entered with your address?

Please let me know if you need any help starting up the new winner takes all

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