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allieo

allieo
Date Joined: February 8, 2018
Last Online: September 21, 2020

Country: Canada
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Quote for 2019 "Be generous with your love & time. Life is usually chaotic and rarely fair."

About Me

Quote for 2018: "Make Something Everyday!"

I am a maker with a vulnerability to boredom. I have to try to make and do different things all the time. Rearrange the furniture, try a new type of cuisine, learn a new skill - I just need to mix it up.

I am an advocate for making, creating and doing in any form. This makes me sound prolific and energetic but I am not as productive as I would like :)

I am very happy to have found this site! When I joined up it was all about getting enough ratings to swap ATCs and other art forms. Through swapbot, I have been introduced to minizines which are amaizing. I have been happily distracted by washi tape and postage stamp swaps. Also, homemade envelope swaps are an unexpected favourite. There is so much creativity out there!

Tidbits

I live on the west coast of Canada, with an orange marmalade cat and my darling husband.

I work in a small, public library. Despite what people think, working in a library is about helping people and not so much about reading. I spend a lot of time teaching people how to use computers and making sure that they can find what they want.

In the Garden and the Kitchen

The property I share sports two cherry trees, three apple trees, a plum tree and a pear tree. Fruit bushes include raspberry, gooseberry and red currant. Strawberries and blueberries also have their place. We have two grape vines which have just started producing fruit. I really like putting food by (salsa is my favourite preserve to make) and plan to expand my efforts from juicing, drying and canning to freezer preservation and pressure canning.

As far as meals, I like experimenting with flavours and do not stick to a recipe for long.

I have no discernible sweet tooth.

Creative Favourites

Creative things I have tried and continue to enjoy ~ painting (acrylic) ~ sewing ~ canning and preserving food ~ papercrafting ~ decoupaging ~ photography ~ drawing

Creative things I hope to try again or do for the first time ~ dancing ~ dying fabric ~ edible flower gardening ~ making neon signs/art ~ jewellery making ~ ink drawing ~ cement crafting ~ art journaling ~ learning the acordian ~ painting (watercolour)

Creative things Bucket List ~ glass blowing ~ painting with resin

Creative things I've tried but likely will not do again ~ rubber stamping (I'm just not buying any more at this time.) ~ adult colouring books ~ bow making ~ stained glass

Themes for Swaps

It's hard to imagine not being pleased with swaps. I am pretty flexible as long as it meets the criteria laid out by the coordinator.That being said, if you have the option and you would like to make something yourself, go for it! I love seeing what other people do/create/make.

Here are some themes which may help if you are looking for extra inspiration!

~ sushi ~ black and white ~ stationary ~ fine tipped pens ~ journal ~ fondue ~ postage stamps ~ sewing notions ~ botanical ~ nuts ~ photography ~ Brothers Grimm fairy tales or other folk tales ~

Again if what you are sending meets the criteria of the swap, I will be happy.

Unless I randomly join a food swap, please do not send me any food items, even tea.

Some Favorite Media

Movies

I tend to the fantastical: "The Fall" directed by Tarsem Singh (2006) and "Pan's Labyrinth" directed by Guillermo del Toro (2006) are two of my favorites.

Books

I read "What is Left the Daughter" by Howard Norman annually.

TV

I tend to like the darker series. Walking Dead ~ Westworld ~ Ozark ~

Music

Changes daily.

Guilty Things

Whether the guilt is justified or not.

~ lining my baking and roasting trays with aluminum foil so I don't have to scrub ~ needing silence and solitude ~ watching too much TV ~ drinking too much coffee ~ my instantpot ~ not doing yoga or really anything physical in the winter

Ratings

AlisonKingWriter rated for It's Time to Recycle - #5 on Sep 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the LOVELY goodies!! I cant wait to put them to good use. Be well <3 Al
derakisu rated for CA : ATC Pick one #2 on Aug 13, 2020
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Comment: Wow... just wow ! Both ATCs are amazing, I love your use of washi, it's very clever. The machine sewing adds a really nice detail. I'm glad I got to be your partner for this swap, thanks a whole lot ! =D
Response: So glad you liked it. It was really hard to choose from the list of options actually. But I had to narrow it down to one. So pleased that you're pleased.
marsiemade rated for Collage Art #1 on Mar 30, 2020
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Comment: I love the hidden flower. ๐Ÿ‘
Response: Glad you enjoyed it :)
banjobraids rated for CS: Snowflake ATC Intl on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: Such a pretty ATC! I love all the layers and the metallic. It feels like a snowstorm. Nice work! We had a single snow day so far and the flakes were bigger than any I've seen before, almost the size of a large coin like a Loonie! The next day it was warm enough for no jackets! Thank you for a lovely swap. :):):)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. We are headed into the frozen rain part of winter. Snowflake a pleasant thing of the past month :( Oh, I miss the snow!
chimerix rated for WIYM: Clear the Stash ATC on Feb 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the really nice ATCs and original backings. Aloha
Response: I'm glad you liked them :) They are really fun to make aren't they :)
Tryph rated for Only in Canada: Blind Envelope #3 on Feb 20, 2020
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Comment: LOVE washi so this envie was spot on! Thanks so much.
Response: Glad it worked out :) I know it's a blid swap but you still want people to like what's inside. Cheers!
derakisu rated for CA : ATC Night sky on Feb 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for making two ATCs ! Both are gorgeous, I'm very lucky you felt generous. I can't decide which one is my favourite. Beautiful additions to my collection. I love the night sky.
Response: I'm glad you are enjoying them both. I couldn't decide which way to go with these and had to send both. ~cheers
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Comment: Thanks for the craft package!
Response: You're welcome. I hope you find it inspiring and useful.
owl rated for Butterflies ATC on Jan 23, 2020
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Comment: Awesome ATC. I feel like butterflies are flying off the ATC. Thank you Sharon
Response: I'm glad you are enjoying them :)
Nehalennia rated for Old Book Pages #3 INT on Dec 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your cool selection of book pages <3
Response: You're so welcome :)
Karmi53 rated for Bear Pkg on Nov 22, 2019
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Comment: Wow OMG l just live everything in my PKG. The long bear cards are so cool never seen them before. And the bear die cute are so cute you must have one of those fancy machines lucky you if you do. And thank you for the stamps they are going in my bear book with one of everything you sent. I wish l can give you more hearts. Thank you. Take care
Response: Im glad you enjoyed everything! Cheers!
Fieke rated for UN-Halloween Black cat challenge INT on Oct 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the 2 nice ATC you've sent me.
Response: You're very welcome!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful washi samples you sent. I was so happy to receive it all. Thanks again :)
Response: You're very welcome!
Karmi53 rated for Handmade Envelopes on Sep 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelopes l just love them and l don't think l want to ever use them. Great job. Take care
Response: I'm so glad you are enjoying them. Thank you for hosting the swap!
bigmamabird rated for Used postage stamps INT Ocean on Jul 19, 2019
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Comment: Your ATC set arrived today and I love the style... Love all the beautiful stamps and the card and the washi as well... Thanks for making these for me!
Response: I'm so glad you are enjoying them! You're very welcome.
Mye rated for Monochromatic flat envie on Jun 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the purple themed mail. I guess your Grandma and I share the same favourite colour ๐Ÿ˜
Response: So glad you liked it :)
sherylk3 rated for AAA: Washi Tape on Jun 13, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC! Thanks also for the washi samples :)
Response: I'm glad you like it. It was fun to do - made me want to make a series of this theme.
Lemonfox rated for Monochromatic flat envie on Jun 6, 2019
5
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Comment: I loved your envie! Can't wait to use everything you sent. Thanks!
Response: So glad! I hope you enjoy it all :)
MCGalaxy rated for Recycled cardboard swap ---March on May 26, 2019
5
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Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating but my Mom was just given mail from the PO going back to April and your swap was in there. Thanks for the postcard
Response: Glad you got it. Thanks for the rating!
mb58ca rated for Seven Gifts on May 14, 2019
5
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Comment: Yyaaahhooooo! It's Christmas in May :) Wow, so many goodies! Thanks so much--especially for the Starbucks card. Yummm!
Response: Glad you are enjoying them!

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