Date Joined: October 27, 2014
Last Online: June 24, 2019
Birthday: July 23, 1963
Country: United States
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I try to send my swaps within a day or so of being notified of my partner. I use the swaps as creativity prompts. Working ahead, I tend to not even join swaps untiI I have them close to completion so that by the time the swap partners are announced, I'm ready to mail! (I don't want life to have the opportunity to get in the way!)
Sent When Sent
Additionally, I don't hit "sent" until they are actually sent. So, if you haven't received yours, please contact me before leaving a low rating. I'm happy to resend.
I rate immediately after coming in from mailbox.
I had a situation recently where I thought I'd rated someone and a day or so later, realized it didn't go through. I'm not sure what happened but if you believe I've received your item and haven't rated, please nudge me.
I make mistakes
I've made mistakes. I had 3 envies I was to fill with 5 PCs. One of them only got 4. (I swear I can count!) The recipient was kind enough to tell me. In another swap, I missed the instructions about decorating an envie (I also swear I can read!) and the recipient was kind enough to tell me. In each case, I tried to more than made up for my errors.
Not to use it as an excuse but my mother is on hospice (she has ALS and can't walk, talk, or do much of her own self-care) and I not only care for her full time but I also work a full time job. Sometimes my brain just leaves the room without telling me!
Lost Swappers I've received things from these people but the swap info is not there. Please let me know who you are. :)
Peggy in Berlin - Lovely PC! I'd love to rate you for it! Susan in Lansing - I received your beautiful package but it doesn't list what swap it is for or what your username is. Please contact me! Thank you!
First off... I moved to Austin, TX in Jan. I've met up with a couple of Austin SB crafters and would love to meet others in the area as well. It's great finding new friends!
Now about me... I have 3 grown children, 3 grandchildren and live with my parents! lol I moved in with them a few months ago because my mother was diagnosed with ALS and needs care. So I'm trying to learn how to live with other people again and value my artistic time as a way to deal with everything.
I'm a web designer / marketer by trade. I own my own marketing firm which allows me to work remotely most of the time. I'm a fine artist who works primarily in acrylic and have some of my work in a gallery. Don't be impressed because most often you wouldn't know it from some of the things I come up with! I also love creating digital art when I have time. I love to craft and am really into paper crafting at the moment... especially junk journaling. But I love to make cards, ATCs, postcards and other paper crafts. You'll find that I love to upcycle, reuse, repurpose, and create new things from scraps. This is actually what got me hooked on junk journaling! I'm a tree hugger at heart and want to use rather than send to the dumpster (or even to recycle!).
With the exception of my "don't likes", you likely won't offend me. Nudity, cursing, risqué, scary, horror flick stuff (especially psych horror!) etc are all fine.
I enjoy putting little extras in my envies I send out but please do not feel as though you need to include anything you send to me. I give hearts for effort and kindness. Any goodies you do send will be appreciated but possibly passed along.
I like a lot of music from pop to rock and country to r&b. Just a few of my favs would be Disturbed, P!nk, Maroon 5, Commodores, Lady Antebellum, Fleetwood Mac, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins, Melissa Etheridge, Blue October, Passenger, Savage Garden, Cindi Lauper, Chicago, Joe Cocker, and Pure Prairie League. That's a LOT! lol
We have MSNBC going all the time downstairs so I hear that a lot. Otherwise, I don't want much TV.
(to be continued!)
Frida Kahlo, sugar skulls, Edgar Allen Poe, macabre, goth
Botanical, watercolor flowers
Magical, fairies, dragons
Black, purple, lavender, rose gold, palest of pinks, other pinks
GOT, Dr. Who
Inspirational, feminism, empowerment, badassery, Zen
Vintage papers - receipts, ledgers, post cards, invoices, stamps, BINGO cards, flash cards, pages from foreign language book, etc
Other papers - scrapbook paper, tracing, glassine, ephemera, die-cuts, etc.
Interesting bits - buttons, eyelets, bead caps, bits of crazy yarn or thread, unique paperclips or safety pins
Scraps - lace or trims (small bits of fabric that might be lacy, bohemian, macabre, black - I have TONS of other fabric - quilting mostly - so hit me up if you want some!)
Almost anything "bohemian" - fabric scraps, trims, beads, buttons,
Racism, misogyny, bigotry, and the like.
Ha! Short list!
Give me some time to get this all sorted... lol I'm sure it will be an ever growing list!
a - ATCs. Art journals.
b - Being human. Black. Bohemian. Botanical anything. Blush (the color). Brown. Buddha. Butterflies (all you people who don't like them can send them to me!).
c - Colors! Costa Rica. Curse words. Crap - the kind in which my studio is overflowing but I still want more!
d - Dr. Who. Dark themed anything. Dragonflies. Dandelions.
e - Elephants (hand drawn or similar - not cartoony) and Ganesha.
f - Frida Kahlo! Flamingos (it's a long story). Florals. The F-bomb (let my kids use it as soon as they could name all of the parts of speech in which it could be used). Fruity tea. Focal points for my ATCs, clusters, etc.
g - GOT. Ganesha. Goddess. Gothic. Graffiti. Grunge
h - Hekate. Herbal tea. All things Halloween. Handmade over store bought (except things like humorous PCs)
i - Inspiration. Impressionism.
j - Junk journals.
k - I got nothin'.
l - Liberal... very liberal. LGBTQIA. Lowbrow art.
m - Macabre. Mountains. Moths.
n - New Mexico.
o - Oceans.
p - Paper. All sorts of paper. Vintage, new, scrapbook, writing, ephemera, etc etc etc. PostCards.Poetry. Pink. Purple. Painting.
q - Quiet, serene settings.
r - Red (particularly deep, rich reds, blue reds). Road trips. Recycling.
s - Sugar skulls. Sewing on paper.
t - Tea (just getting back into it due to a lovely - swapper!) Turquoise / Teal. Typewriters.
u - Uplifting quotes (not religious).
v - Vintage. Van Gogh.
w - Watercolor. Whimsical. Weaving (just started this)
x - Xacto knife (I use it almost daily!)
y - YouTube. Yellow (mostly pales)
z - Zines! (Just collected this passion!)
Anything with Frida Kahlo on it
Anything I can use for a focal point on ATCs. Tiny images, stamps, die cuts, etc.
Specialty papers (small bits are great!) like handmade, unryu, mulberry, natural inclusion type papers, embossed, papyrus, lacy paper, banana, mango, etc... You get the idea!
Vintage ephemera - BINGO sheet, tickets, invoices, etc.
Die cut shapes of any sort. I don't have any punches or die cut machine so I'm always needing them.
ANYTHING genuinely creepy or macabre
Sugar skulls of any type
Address labels with my info on them
Blank ATC stickers for the back
Anything handmade by you
I'm happy to send out what will fit in a 1 oz envie in the US. If you want a larger package, just send me postage. I'm also happy to do a private swap.
I have a ton of fabric scraps in various sizes and cut into quilting shapes (squares, triangles, and the like).
I have quite a few vintage books - maps, music, Shakespeare, dictionaries, foreign language, etc... If you would like a small envie of vintage book pages, I'm happy to send you one. Most are from before 1920's. No need for a swap - just ask me for one.
I inherited a few Confederate postcards. I won't send them out so either I toss them or wait until someone asks for them. If you are a history buff and would like these, please let me know.
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