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amafriend
Date Joined: February 3, 2011
Last Online: March 20, 2014
Birthday: May 24, 1951
Country: United States
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About Me

Hey There ♥ first of all, I always think outSide of the box!! I love to use the unusual to deSign unique stuff. I am aging gracefully & enJOYing life putting my creatiVity to use any way I can. My passions [concerning crafting] are scrapbooking & jewlery making. I LOVE to comBine the two. I preFer rustic to bright anyDay!! I preFer oLd to new aLways. I'm not a real matchy matchy type either. I'm married--raised 4 boys--loVe to visit with friends & share a pot of coFFee. I've crafted all my liFe but have neVer concentrated on one craft. Guess I'm a maSter of none, but I do my beSt with all.
PleaSe aLways conTact me if you don't reCeive your pacKage beCause I'm usually prompt in maiLing.
If you don't reCeive a raTing from me it's beCauSe I haVen't reCeived anyThing yet!!
Don't eVer be aFraid to conTact me about anyThing!

Favorite Books

SinCe I'm a Born Again ChrisTian, I loVe reaDing & stuDying the Bible & haVe many {many} books by JoyCe Meyer & other authors. I've reCently disCovered the Message Bible --- such easy reading that at times I can't put it down for hours. I also enjoy craft books[if only to look at the pictures to get my creaTive juices floWing.] Country magazines fill nooks in every room in my home. I love reLaXing with a cup of coffee & a magazine!! I dream of living in one of those country homes some day!

Favorite Crafts

I love scrapBooking & jewelry making at the moment! I crocheted most of my Christmas gifts this year tho. When I was younger, I enJOYed cross-stitch but the olDer I get it's just too hard to SEE. Distressing is the name of the game for me. I do prefer OLD STUFF, thereFore I usually make things look as tho they were old. I started collecting rusty stuff many years ago--[everyOne thought that I'd lost my mind]--toDay lots of folks love rusty stuff..♥..I love, love aLtering stuff like books, gamePieCes etc. Jewelry making has been a passion for a couPle of years & I do enJOY collecting beads & charms etc. [anything to do with jewlery making is fanTasTic]

LiKes & DisLiKes

Guess I should tell a little more about what I like cuzz I find it much easier when I know about the perSon I'm crafting for. I don't really like BRIGHT colors--I am a more neutral person [earth tones to be eXact. I'm not a modern gal at all!! I do like some BLING when it comes to some jewlry but am so sporty (sorta) that I seldom dress up. I have Pandora jewelry so I wear the dominoes & scrabble tile jewelry I create most of the time. I'm not a fan of scarey stuff--nothing halloweenish--nothing rockerish[?]--nothing gorey or bloody--no vampires etc. But I do love the fall & all thoSe colors!!! I also enJOY journaling & decorating each page with alphabet letters & stickers that suit the situation of the day. Really like to go camping, collect OLD coke stuff, LoVe stars!

Favorite books: BiBle, JoyCe Meyer,stuDy heLps

Favorite scent: "Too many to liSt Ha!" muLBerry, cinnamin, jasmin, etc.[love candles] [loVe oils]

Favorite store: Hobby Lobby, WalMart, Dollar General

Favorite color: LoVe all the FALL coLors

Favorite season: Fall

Favorite holiday: EasTer

AnyThing handMade

Anything with my name on it

AnyThing to scrap with

wiShes

Tim Holtz scrapBooking stuff scrapBooKing letters--Stamps [ArChiVal InK--sepia] charms-- anyThing rustic to scrap with-- anyThing to make jewelry with-- Love typewriter key stickers-- Love tag alphabet stickers-- rubber stamps punches

Ratings

ayates rated for Altered Bottle Cap Pendant-USA on Apr 14, 2011
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Comment: Your bottle cap is delightful! And your presentation is above average. The Scrabble tile is a bonus. Thank you for a very nice swap!
Response: You're weLcome~~gLad you enJOYed the swap~~♥ Thanks for the rating & the ♥
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Comment: Thank you so much for the extra little goodies!!!
Response: You're weLcome ♥
AngelKay rated for ATC - free theme on Mar 29, 2011
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Comment: I wish I could give you 10 extra hearts! I loved how you thought of my kitties and made them their own personal ATC! Also, the Live, Laugh, Love ATC is now my absolute favorite ATC so far! It's like you knew me, I just love quotes and L,L,L! Thanks so much!
Response: AWWW~~you're so kind ♥ I'm so happy you enJOYed the mail. I hope we meet again!!
ArtsOnFire rated for mail art envelopes (no. 2) on Mar 23, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely vintage Chicago postcard; so very thoughtful! Was having a crap day when your envie arrived! Thanks for brightening my day!
Response: You're welcome~ gLad I could brighten your day! Hope you days have been better sinCe then ♥ Thanks for the rating & ♥
Deeno1105 rated for mail art envelopes (no. 2) on Mar 21, 2011
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Comment: The envie you sent me is so awesome! I didn't even want to open it for fear I'd mess it up. You are a true artist! Thank you so much for the dolphin charm and bookmark too. Very very special!!!!
Response: Thank you so muCh for the kind words~~gLad you liked it! Swap-bot makes *going to the mailBox * a very speCial eVent!!! Happy Swapping ♥
Rejoicing rated for Charms, Charms, Charms! on Mar 15, 2011
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Comment: OH WOW!!! It's so lovely!!! Thanks! It is packaged wonderfully, too!
Response: You're weLcome. Glad you like it!! (was worried) Thanks for rating & the ♥.
beavertondeb rated for ATC series colors # 5 - Orange on Mar 9, 2011
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Comment: Your mail DID make me smile :) Everything was wonderful...the poem, written in orange, the dragonflies and the artwork. Thank you so much. It is one of my favorite ATCs.
Response: You're very welcome...glad you enjoyed everyThing. Thanks for the rating & the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards.
Response: You're very weLcome ♥ Thank you for the rating & ♥
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Comment: Thank you for the scripture cards. I really appreciate the verses you chose and what a wonderful job you did with them. You are an artist. Thank you also for the recipe cards.
Response: You're so weLcome..Thanks for the compLiment [you're so kind] Hope you can make use of the recipe cards. Happy Swapping ♥
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Comment: Thank You for the nice variety of envelopes. FutonHunter
Response: You're weLcome ♥ Hope you can use them some day..Thank you for the rating & the ♥...Happy SwaPPing!
Vickyen rated for ATC series colors # 5 - Orange on Feb 28, 2011
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Comment: Your very orange ATC is very awesome! Thanks so much! Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You're very weLcome--gLad you liked it--I enJOYed making it for you ♥ Happy Swapping!
kittenred rated for Alphabet Sticker Hunt 5 on Feb 28, 2011
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Comment: Nice mix of regular stickers and some for scrapbooking which I can use in my alpha-scrap swaps. Don't worry about me being disappointed by them! Could tell you had made a real effort despite low funds.
Response: Thanks for the rating & the ♥. I appreciate you noTiced the effort I made. Compared to what I received, you actually hit the jackpot!!! Ha!
user6456 rated for Stars ATC on Feb 25, 2011
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Comment: I LOVE your card. I can't imagine how long it took you to put it all together. But it is time well appreciated. I have been working on a crazy quilt pillow for my daughter for a couple of years and this reminded me of how i need to finish it! Great work and The fabric tag is special too. Thank you for all the extras! Hearts galore to you!!!
Response: You're so weLcome--I enJOYed every minute! I've made quilts & have always wanted to make a crazy quilt but have not tackled it. Always wanted just the right material [put it off too many times] Glad to have been a reMinder.Thank you for the niCe words, rating & ♥
Vickyen rated for Stars ATC on Feb 23, 2011
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Comment: Oh' my gosh - your star atc is wonderful! Thanks so much for such a lovely little piece of art and the extra goodies! Love everything! ;)
Response: You're very weLcome ♥ so glad you like it! I know I had fun deSigning it for you! Thanks for the rating & the ♥.
piglet59645 rated for Alphabet Sticker Hunt 5 on Feb 23, 2011
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Comment: I love the list you made up. It looked almost antiqued. This a unique swap. :) I will surely use these stickers too. Thankyou so much!
Response: You're very weLcome. Thought you'd like the kitchen stuff ♥ I really enJOYed putting them toGether for you. Thanks so muCh for the rating and the ♥.
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Comment: Wow, Marilyn! I am so totally BLOWN AWAY by what you sent me! You deserve a MILLION hearts! I can't believe these are the first inchies you made! They are GREAT! I LOVE the travel/vintage theme you chose and how you made the inchie holder and decorated the envelope to match! You even decorated the back of the inchies! WOW! I am sooo pleased to have these in my collection. I'd love to copy this holder idea. How did you make it? Take care! Kim :o)
Response: *ReLief* I'm am so pleased that you like them! I never imagined deSigning such a small space would be so fun!! The holder is made with K&Company double sided cardStock [5"x7"] (approx.) Just staple 2 pieCes together [different heights] I usually do my own thing & am not always sure people will like---BTW/ cardstock came punChed! Your comment has made it all worth it ♥ Thanks!
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Comment: Love the Sparkle stuff and the fact that it is all pink! I had rated you thinking of another swap, I guess..LOL ..sorry..got it today..
Response: You're weLcome. gLad you enJOYed it--saw that you really liked *Pink* so ♥VOILA♥ you got *Pink* Thanks for the raTing & ♥. HaVe a wonDerFul day!
momofemmett rated for FaveCrafts Valentine's Card Swap on Feb 15, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the hugs, Marilyn! Your card was so crafty! Enjoyed it much.
Response: You're so very weLcome, Jan. I sure enJOed sending thoSe ♥♥♥ & {{hugs}} to you! Hope you had a wonDerful ValenTine's Day ♥
Mykatzrphat rated for FaveCrafts Valentine's Card Swap on Feb 14, 2011
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Comment: This was absolutely beautiful AND beautifully crafted! Thank you :)
Response: You're very weLcome ♥
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Comment: Howdy neighbor down I-10~ thanks for sharing!
Response: Hey There, You're weLcome!

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Comments

Juliajae on Oct 17, 2011:

Hi Marilyn! Checking in on you. No blog posts and I haven't seen you around. I hope all is well in your world :) -Julia-

Juliajae on Oct 17, 2011:

Hi Marilyn! Checking in on you. No blog posts and I haven't seen you around. I hope all is well in your world :) -Julia-

AmazonLife on May 11, 2011:

Hey there! I have just rechecked, and unfortunately, I have not received your cards yet... I tend to wait quite a lot to rate a 1, because I know things tend to take quite a long time to get both from Brazil to other places and from other places to Brazil, and it sort of annoys me that people are so quick to rate me a 1 because of that... So that's why you still haven't heard from me; I was mostly still waiting for it. But yeah, if you mailed them by March 3rd, I'd say it probably got lost in the mail... :/

luleemik on Apr 4, 2011:

Hi Marilyn, thank YOU for the beautiful pc and your lovely comments! I am so glad that you enjoyed the swap:)

AlphaChick on Feb 10, 2011:

you should check out my Joyce Meyer swap :)

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