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bauerdesigns

bauerdesigns
Date Joined: October 12, 2010
Last Online: July 10, 2020
Birthday: June 12
Country: United States
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About Me

For my swaps – I 100% always send the swaps I sign up for. If for some reason you don't receive sometime from me within a reasonable time, please contact me and let me know!! I'm an awesome swapper and sometimes I cram a little too much in the envelopes I send, so it's possible a package could be stuck in the mail.


I am a part time graphic designer working both in an office 20 hrs a week and freelance at home as the work comes in. I love making anything I can by hand. Luckily my husband has the same creative drive as I, and we spend our evenings and weekends working on all kinds of projects. We do have a girl that is 12, Wren, who is often in the middle of our creative whirlwinds - or often in the middle of her own art project. In addition, we have a large, long-haired kitty, Ginger, who adds to the mix.

I've been an artist forever. I started making jewelry and selling at my mom's craftshow booths when I was about 7. I colored, scrapped, painted greeting cards, and pictures all of my childhood. In high school I took every art class offered and settle upon majoring in Graphic design. I went to a 2 year college for design, met my husband and got an associates degree all in one place. Aside from designing on the computer, I've always had the strong urge to create with my hands.

What do I make? You name it I've tried it. I love sewing. Stained glass is a fave medium of mine, copperfoiling (like Tiffany style), kiln glass fusing, screen printing, scrapping, I have 2 button presses - 1 inch and 2 1/4 inch, notebook binding, jewelry making, perler beads, sticker making, painting, Cricut cutting.. the list keeps going. My husband does woodworking, knife making, screen printing, and is a pretty darn good illustrator (on instagram @ hazardsunlimitedart).

Something fun our little family does together is going to car shows. We have a 1972, orange VW Beetle that we love to cruise around town in. It's teeny tiny, loud, it smells like a Beetle, there's just about no comfort in the ride, but you cannot help but smile ear to ear the entire time you're in it. It was my first car and 20 years later I still have it! It's one of my favorite things on the planet.

As for general likes and dislikes, I'll try and think of everything I can to list below. So this is going to sound totally random : ) Main things though, I LOVE washi tape & stickers, anything from the 50's & 60's era and anything Volkswagen related.

Favorites:

Crafty supplies: vintage fabrics, floral fabrics, buttons, glass, paper, anything vintage, miniature things, old logos, lights, metal, ribbon, vintage jewelry, burnt out C9 Christmas light bulbs, vintage Christmas, unusual paper, small envelopes, mini suction cups, markers, pens, cool paper punches, glitter, yarn for random crafting or packaging, perler beads, stamps, stickers, big letters. If you can use it to make something, I'm sure I'll figure out what to do with it.

Colors: anything bright, red, lime green, aqua, rainbow, orange, galaxy

Season: Autumn. Love the leaves, pumpkins and bonfires. We were married Oct 1st.

Nature: birds, mushrooms (not to eat, yuck), trees, leaves, owls, squirrels, acorns, cactus & succulents, ferns, perennials, gardening, stars, pumpkins, bees, insects, cats, snowflakes, rainbows, clouds, sunshine, stars

Food: Strawberries, pizza, TACOS!, cheeseburgers, rice, french fries, actually any form of potato, artisan breads, dinner rolls, muffins, baked goods, chocolate cake, chicken (especially chicken nuggets, haha!), pasta, garlic bread, breakfast foods, chips, nacho cheese, cheddar cheese, pie, Mountain Dew, CocaCola, Dr. Pepper, Hot Chocolate, just chocolate, cinnamon rolls, slushes, ice cream sundaes with caramel and pecans, m&m's, chili, soup, croutons, Ketchup - I put it on everything, ha!

Hobbies: I LOVE to bake (cupcakes, cookies, breads, I like unique ways decorate and package what I make), gardening, succulent growing (I never turn down a free plant), hiking, walking, kicking balls really high, spending time with my family, old-school Nintendo, being crafty, stained glass, graphic design, playing bingo, listening to music, screenprinting, going to thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, and antique shops, craft/art fairs, I love to sew and have an old sewing machine, Car shows, VW Beetles.

Music: early 90's alternative.. Weezer, Pearl Jam, Tool, Blind Melon, Counting Crows, Hole, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Tom Petty, the XX, the Naked and Famous, the Raveonettes, Lord Huron.

Things I collect: Brass Owls, Magnets, Christmas wrapping paper, candy dishes, cookie cutters, cupcake paper baking cups, scrap book paper, bird themed decor and jewelry (my girl's name is Wren, so there's the connection), Vintage advertising and brand logos (new and old). VW items, Super Beetle/Beetle related items.

Stickers/signs/sayings that say: Makers Gonna Make, Maker, Create, Crafty, Ohio, Derp, Derpy, Hello, Hi, Volkswagen, VW, Made it, Handmade, Snail Mail, Happy Mail

Random things: I say 'dude' and 'oh man' a lot (so much my girl says it a lot too) Have dark brown hair & eyes. I like earrings, bracelets and necklaces, though I'm not a fancy person. I usually wear jeans and a tee everyday. I like scarves and fingerless mitts. I think it's funny to make fake fart noises. I'm big into recycling and reusing. LOVE anything from the 50's and 60's.


THINGS I NEED: Scrap vinyl, HTV or cardstock for Cricut cutting. Vintage fabric, or vintage sheets. Christmas gift tags. Small envelopes, cello bags, stamp envelopes, handmade envelopes. Washi tape & stickers. Stamps (new or used) or even stamped paper if you have a cool stamp design to share. Paint brushes. Tiny boxes or tins. Binder clips, paperclips or clothes pins. Magnets. Glitter (contained, don't glitter bomb me). Paint: acrylic, watercolor, guache, puffy. Fabric dye. Anything Happy Mail or Snail Mail themed. Postcards. Balloons. Bouncy balls.

THINGS I DO NOT NEED: ribbon, lace, doilies, paint swatches/chips

Dislikes: Tea, Veggies ( I don't eat any), country music, coffee, reality tv, the victorian era, shabby chic, powder and lavender scents, sitting all day, being cold.


My daughter: You can feel free to send stuff for my girl Wren (she's 12) - Often she's my artsy partner-in-crime helping me with the projects I send via Swap-bot. She likes: Cats, dragons, owls, foxes, turtles, dragons, galaxy theme, minecraft, Arc, pokemon, Kermit the Frog, Wings of Fire book series, Marvel & DC comics/movies/action figures, Star Wars, Star Trek, the Office, Adventure Time, Amazing World of Gumball, video games, derpy things, memes. Art supplies, painting, watercolor, markers, stickers, perler beads, puffy paint, shrinky dinks. French Fries, Tacos, and cookies. She LOVES art projects. (She would also like to add that she's NOT a girlie girl - so no pink, cutesy stuff LOL!)

Ratings

Fairiesrule909 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #3 on Jul 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
DRMOM rated for I&B: Pick-Me-Up #4 on Jul 4, 2020
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Comment: This was truly happy mail! Thank you! The details were not lost on me. Yes. Keeping the twine. Love how you put "pick me up" to the note card. I love the stickers, especially the "better than email" and the floral. Finally, love the washi samples. Going to be hard not to hoard these items. Have a wonderful day and happy swapping. Again, thank you.
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing card, I love the colours and all of the stickers survived the journey :)
Response: Yay! I'm so glad it made it 💌📬 Thanks for the heart! ❤️
Mandaloolee rated for US- Washi Swap on Jun 30, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the fun washi samples! I LOVE them!
atomita2 rated for Sticker Swap on Jun 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your swap! I appreciate the extras! I hope you get to travel to Hawai'i some day!
Hunbun rated for “Swatchi Tape” Washi Swap on Jun 23, 2020
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Comment: This was a fun swap--your gallery is super! Thanks for all the extras as well!
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the awesome goodies! Have a great day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Kittybob83 rated for Random Sticker Sheet Swap #8 on Jun 17, 2020
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Comment: Wow! I love love these stickers!! Thank you very much!!
BMitchell1978 rated for Random Sticker Sheet Swap #8 on Jun 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful stickers and the extra ones I’m a sticker lover to lol I have totes full I know what ya mean it’s hard to let stickers go I’ll have more sticker swaps real soon hope you will join
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Comment: Thank-you for your lovely letter! The flower artwork is beautiful and I love the design you put on the outside of the envelope. Great job organising this swap! :)
designgreen rated for Mini Pennant Banner on Jun 13, 2020
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Comment: Very lovely banner, I have the perfect place for it in my crafting area. I too love using my cricut, I've taken this time to work more with it and I love it. Let me know if you want to be pen pals. Stay safe!
kittyfun rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #3 on Jun 12, 2020
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Comment: Super fantastical! Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks so much, I loved the way you packaged this up and the cat themed bits!
jillianstella rated for Cricut/Silhouette Cut Decals on Jun 11, 2020
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Comment: These decals are sooooo cute! Thank you so much! I love how you personalized them and thank you for the bonus decal and Washi! The envelope is super cute as well!
Response: I'm so glad you loved it! Happy Swapping!!
porpie5 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #3 on Jun 8, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the lots and lots of goodies! On your your envelope, I saw "better than email" before I opened it, and I thought, "I should get some stickers like that!" And then one was among your treasures! Thank you sooooo much!!
Response: So glad you liked it. If you're interested, there's a shop on Etsy that sells that stamp (plus some other cute ones too): https://www.etsy.com/shop/witandwhistle?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=170699290§ion_id=23941866
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Comment: :)
TrishaLouise rated for Shrinky Dink Charms!!! on Jun 5, 2020
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Comment: So stinking cute. Thank you!
sprog101 rated for Spare Sticker Swap on May 28, 2020
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Comment: This really brightened up my day. Thank you for my gorgeous stickers! I love them!
Jess63wf rated for Handmade Keychain Swap on May 26, 2020
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Comment: Omg I LOVE IT. You are one awesome swapper. The keychain is so beautiful.
xobexox rated for Kids ATC Swap U.S. only on May 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! If your daughter wants a pen pal let me know my niece is 10 and would love it!

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Comments

Peanutbutterrhino on May 16, 2020:

Hello! Thank you for the comment on my page😊

I agree totally! - I like different swaps too! Hopefully, in the future we will come up with more of them! If you would like to do a private swap, read my profile (as I’m about to read yours) and perhaps we have some great trading potential. 😊.

Have a Great Day! -Jan

vick302000 on Feb 10, 2014:

I love the selection of Christmas tags you sent me. Just wanted to thank you again.

dalbright on Nov 14, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

katiewoo on Oct 23, 2010:

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It is my absolute pleasure to leave the first message on your profile! Thanks so much for the most awesome swap, I really appreciate the care, thoughtfulness and time you put in. have fun with swapbot! xx

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