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ellecamino

ellecamino
Date Joined: November 3, 2017
Last Online: December 10, 2018

Country: Canada
Catina's Randoms

About Me

A couple of low ratings explained: In April 2018 of this year my grandmother unexpectedly passed away, two weeks before I was to visit (we are in different cities). It obviously broke my heart but the guilt at not booking a trip to see her a little sooner kept eating away at me. It still does. After she passed away I owed 4 swaps and did not follow through so was given 1's. I completely deserved them. About six weeks ago I came across a bunch of stuff I had received from different members of swap bot and realized how much I missed it and how I wanted to send out the swaps I owed. I contacted the members and arranged to make it up to them and I did. I followed through and sent what needed to be sent. Because it took me so long to send them out I do have 2 #3's on my ratings. Thanks

Love getting mail and sending stuff out. It's like Christmas all year around!

I am a single mom of four. I teach mixed media art to children ages 6-12 years old and work at a community centre. I love writing and have published a couple of books. I won first prize for one of my poems a few years ago and had one of my stories published in Chicken Soup for the Soul. I also love art journaling and photography. I have 3 cats and a dog. Art journaling is my favorite.

I've been keeping a journal since I was 13 years old so its been over 3 decades. I have quite the collection now!

Favorite Books

I like variety when it comes to books.

Instead of naming the books, I will name some of the authors I like: *Stephen King *L.M. Montgomery *Charlotte Gray *Patricia Cornwell *Margaret Atwood *Sylvia Plath *Charles Dickens *J.K. Rowling *James Patterson

And I am sure there are others I just can't think of right at this moment.

Favorite Movies

Some of my fav movies are: *Stand by Me *Fried Green Tomatoes *A Christmas Carol *The Colour Purple *Gremlins *Anne of Green Gables *Goonies *One Magic Christmas *Scrooged (with Bill Murray) *Stand by Me * It (both versions)

Favorite Television

I like mostly crime shows such as Dateline, Law & Order and Criminal Minds. I watch TV while I am crocheting, writing in my journal or folding laundry. I don't usually sit down and watch a specific show.

Favorite Crafts

My absolute favourite is art journaling. I have been doing it a few years now. I especially like washi tape and things I find lying around, missing playing cards, using markers etc. I also put in stuff that I come across during my journey. For example if I go to a movie I will paste my ticket stub in my journal. Or if I get a really cool birthday card. So my journals say a lot about me. Some people say I suffer from "Stationary Sickness" and I am okay with that. That's the truth!

I also like painting and drawing and photography. I have had a couple of my own solo art shows and have sold over a dozen pieces but have just been into art the last couple years. Although I haven't created any new pieces in almost a year. I've been busy raising the kids, focusing on my writing and keeping balance using my art journal.

I also do a bit of crocheting. Mostly just scarves and baby blankets.

A Few Likes

*I collect Cabbage Patch Kids from 1983-1985 *Care Bears *Strawberry Shortcake *Owls, anchors, turtles *Bookmarkers *Harry Potter (Harry, Hagrid, Dobby) *Anchors, owls, turtles *Vintage Looking items and items with lace *Used Stamps (to put in my art journal) *Stickers *Maps (for art journal) **current absolute fav is anything vintage

I love art journals, especially hand made :) I like both lined and blank. ❤️

Beverages -I like mint tea, peppermint tea, lemon, hot chocolate, different favourite flavors of hot chocolate and apple cider :)

And snail mail, of course I love snail mail!!!

Hey you, thanks for stopping by! Just remember you are awesome!

Dislikes

  • Although I like stickers I am not a fan of stickers that are emoji's, reward stickers or food stickers.

  • solid coloured notecards (I prefer ones with an image/print)

  • plastic coloured tape (I guess its fake washi?)

*I don't have any allergies

Wish List

Wish List -art journaling supplies -stamped paper tags -vintage items to put in art journal (Lace, tea dyed paper, old photographs) -love book marks (i don't mind hand made) -paper empherma

Ratings

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WoodlandBanshee rated for Grateful For on Dec 6, 2018
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kmwhatley rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #19 on Dec 5, 2018
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MilliePenpals rated for Journal Questions-EMAIL on Dec 4, 2018
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annim rated for Favorite Christmas Movies Email Swap on Dec 4, 2018
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dancingtiger rated for Grateful For on Dec 3, 2018
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Comment: love the flowers on the front- the line about your dad made me laugh!
Response: Glad you liked my doodles. And it's true about my dad-my family needs its own reality show lol!
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Comment: Great list!
MitchR rated for Journal Questions-EMAIL on Dec 3, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the response. I loved reading your answers.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the list and joining my swap. I hope you found a new movie or two to check out this holiday season. Cheers!
Mishi rated for Favorite Christmas Movies Email Swap on Dec 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the inspiring verse! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful verse! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable Christmas card. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
soccer8s rated for Newbie Friendly Christmas Card Swap on Nov 29, 2018
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cerealgirl rated for A Baggy Full of... Surprise Me! on Nov 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies you sent! I especially love all the playing cards. It's nice to see fellow Ottawans here on Swap-Bot. :)
SashaMae rated for Art Journal Supplies on Nov 27, 2018
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Rosa1 rated for FAVORITE BOOK EMAIL SWAP ~ NOVEMBER on Nov 26, 2018
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Comment: I have read ~ and loved ~ them all!
Bookaunt rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #126 on Nov 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the letter. I hope your son made it to his destination. I hope you get get some time to create.
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Comment: Your list has so many of my own personal favorites on it! Charlotte's Web was the first book I reread over and over because I loved it so much! The only one I haven't read yet is The Bell Jar and it's on my TBR for 2019! Also need to finish IT as I'm 'currently reading' between books!
iliamall rated for FAVORITE BOOK EMAIL SWAP ~ NOVEMBER on Nov 26, 2018
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Comment: Hello Catina, thank you for your book list, I really enjoyed it! I may give some of them a go! Have a nice day! :D

Rating Overview

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Comments

ellecamino on Nov 29, 2018:
RightNowIDontKnow on Nov 24, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #16

jessnewson98 on Nov 23, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #16

Hi hi Catina! I hope you have a lovely day! I also like(d) Care Bears, I mostly have all of my aunts care bears from when she was a kid - I also just found a care bear journal of mine that I used as a kid, it has some horrible drawings of all my pets.

Anyway,may you have a lovely Christmas!

x Jess

reauk on Nov 23, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #16

from reauk

Hello Catina its cold wet and freezing over here in England cant believe it will soon be Christmas time i love Christmas its my all time favorite holiday season take care

HushedKitty on Nov 22, 2018:

Hello!

I'm just getting started with SwapBot and it's great to see a friendly profile! I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandmother -- that must have been so hard for you.

Mishi on Nov 22, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #16

jaimierandolph on Nov 16, 2018:

Newbie Friendly-My Author Favs

  1. Danielle Steel

  2. R. L. Stine

  3. Beverly Lewis

  4. Lynn Austin

  5. Mary Ellis

Dana78 on Nov 15, 2018:

Newbie Friendly- Profile Bible Verse #11

"A sweet friendship refreshes the soul" _Proverb 27:9

sydgwiz on Nov 15, 2018:

Newbie Friendly Profile Quote

Peace Begins With A Smile. -Mother Teresa

StacyReneeArt on Nov 14, 2018:

Newbie Friendly-My Author Favs

My fave authors are: 1. Neil Gaiman

  1. J.K. Rowling

  2. Victoria Schwab (aka VE Schwab)

  3. J.R.R. Tolkien

  4. R.A. Salvatore

Have a great day! ;D

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