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brownpaperbumpy

brownpaperbumpy
Date Joined: May 9, 2012
Last Online: January 16, 2015
Birthday: September 21, 1960
Country: United States
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Favorite Music

I like an eclectic mix of musical styles: folk, punk, classical, classic R & B.

Favorite Books

I love to read. I discovered Jim Butcher's Dresden Files while reading a swap partner's profile. Bonus! I adore Agatha Christie. I love classic thrillers from writers like Dashiell Hammett. I love Shakespeare, Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Asimov, Heinlein, Tolkien, C. S. Lewis. I read new books, too. I've read the Game of Thrones series.

So I found out there is a genre for the kind of scifi I've been reading--urban fantasy. TV shows sited for examples are "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and "Charmed."

Favorite Movies

I am a film buff (read: snob) so I love film noir, Classic Hollywood, modern directors like Spike Lee or Ang Lee or Peter Jackson. Love scary movies and thrillers, classic movie monsters like Dracula. I dislike slasher movies, gore, torture porn. I love sci, even if it's terrible.

Favorite Television

Love The Simpsons. 30 Rock. Jeopardy. I watch a lot of British comedies. Just discovered the UK version of "Being Human". LOVE Louis CK.

I'm ADDICTED to " House of Cards" with Kevin Spacey. I'm also hooked on the British version from the 90s.

"Orange is the New Black", "Brooklyn Nine Nine", NFL football.

Favorite Crafts

I'm a paper crafter. My mentors are Tim Holtz and Martha Stewart. I spend waaaaay too much time and money at Archivers. ATCs are fun and fast. I like altered art, especially altered books. My husband is a postcard collector and when he goes to ephemera shows he always picks up a goody or two for me. I also get a lot of inspiration from the Stampington & Company magazines. I have a little home studio which makes it easy to make gifts or cards, and to pop in and out of long-term projects. I like to upcycle or repurpose materials like cardboard, ephemera old and new, and found objects. I wish I had the patience to learn to sew!

Things I like

Anything Tim Holtz

Vintage themes: Victorian/Edwardian; Gatsby; pin-up girls from 40s, 50s, 60s; flowers; advertising, Steampunk.

I like vintage horror like Poe, Stoker, Shelley. Old horror movies like The Mummy with Karloff, any Universal Studios monsters Hammer films, especially the ones with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. I also like contemporary fantasy/horror including Buffy, Hellboy, Torchwood.

Found ephemera: postcards; photos; magazines; dress patterns; owners manuals; sewing notions

Ratings

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Comment: I LOVE this ATC - it's a new favorite!!! The colors and the lady are so pretty. (That tape is pretty awesome too!) Thank you very much!
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Comment: How cute!
donetta rated for Marie Antoinette ATC on Jun 4, 2014
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Comment: Grace, thank you so much for the beautiful Marie Antoinette ATC, and for the wonderful extras you included! I love it all, and most especially the gorgeous Marie.
aprilivy rated for weight loss journal swap on May 8, 2014
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Comment: AWESOME card... I LOVE it! Thanks so much and thanks for extras!
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artchild rated for VC: 12 months of Altered Tags # 3 on Apr 21, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much, Grace! The tag fits me so well; love the style and how did you know that i have a pink wall in my bedroom!? Thanks also for the extras.
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Comment: Very nice gears! Thank you also for the extras.
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATC and I appreciate the extras.
boriquaz rated for DS: 3 ATCs, 1 Theme on Mar 24, 2014
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Comment: Yes I'm definitely ready for no more snow then they say snow tomorrow bummer. Great atcs thanks!
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: Tim Holtz Tag on Mar 23, 2014
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Comment: Hi Grace . . . . thank you so much for not one, but TWO beautiful Tim Holtz tags! They're both lovely and very "Tim Holtz-y"! The butterfly for the face and the ornate plate are just BEAUTIFUL on the metallic tag and your "gearhead" peeking out of the frame is such a pleasing design. Beautiful craftsmanship.
Response: Thank you. I never even thought of him as a "gear head". That's really funny.
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Comment: Beautiful beautiful beautiful! I created a very similar ATC! This one was very pleasing and the flower accents were also quite lovely. Thank you for creating something so special for me.
flyingfox rated for DS: Sewing-Themed ATC on Mar 4, 2014
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Comment: Thank you very much for the great ATCs! I love your style, so beautiful and artistic! Vintage infant's cap is so sweet! Thank you for all the great sewing- related ephemera as well!
BeeMGee rated for VM: Vintage Style ATC with a Couple on Mar 2, 2014
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Comment: Very nice. Thank you.
Response: You're welcome.
Shellsney rated for Think Of Spring ATC on Feb 22, 2014
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Comment: Love the ATC and all the goodies you included. Love the sunflower!! Thanks so much Grace.
Response: You are very welcome.
Houstonsgal rated for VC: Handmade Vintage Style Tags on Feb 19, 2014
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Comment: Nice job. You would have gotten a star but you let me know on the 15th that they were going to be late.
CraftLoco rated for Little ATC Houses - USA Only on Feb 12, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much for the house ATC! I love that it opens and has such a sweet message inside. You should know that I teach 8th grade Art and we do a Mixed Media unit... I have been sharing your ATC with students to demonstrate that Mixed Media is not only a very exciting medium but that it's a way to share/see what other artists do with the same theme. They have all really liked your house and think it's "cool"! Thank you again! Cheers, Holly
Response: Wow, I'm so flattered. Thank you for your kind words.
Briarstitch84 rated for hand-made valentine USA on Feb 11, 2014
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Comment: I love your card! thankyou and the ATC very cool
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Comment: Very lovely and very profile based. Thank you!! Beautiful! One small thing to note. Whatever the Eiffel Tower was made from (embossing powder maybe?) it was crumbling on arrival. So maybe pad the envelope lightly or coat it next time with a sealer. But I love it so much you get a heart anyway. :)
BevT rated for VM: Vintage Happy New Year ATC on Jan 26, 2014
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Comment: Wow! Thank you for the awesome trio of vintage happy new year ATC. Love all three! Sending two extra hearts out to you!!! Thanks again. :)
Response: You are so welcome. I enjoy making things for you.

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Comments

Mugsie on Sep 21, 2015:

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!"

From all of us at the "WIYM" group!

Hope you have a fantastic day!

Mugsie on Sep 22, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

From all of us at "WIYM"!

barbieloufromKY on Sep 20, 2014:

Happy Birthday from the USA Paper Crafts group!

hibiscus on May 30, 2014:

I love f. scott fitzgerald too! I couldn't help using this image...thanks so much for the really terrific RAK... Kathryn

BevT on Jan 19, 2014:

Welcome to the Vintage Café GROUP!!! Thank you for joining! :)

moongypsy on Apr 1, 2013:

Enjoyed creating the Fairy Tale swap for you! Would love to do a private swap sometime!

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