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garingling

garingling
Date Joined: August 2, 2013
Last Online: March 1, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

Hi! I am new to making ATCs but not the idea, I have been watching my talented hubby make them for about 3 years now. I love his collection and the joy he gets from making/recieving them. I always end up thinking of my own ideas whenever he shows me what he is working on, so I thought I would like to start making them myself. I am currently a stay at home mom, taking care of a toddler and doing every possible school activity with my elementary school aged child. I am also mom to a big goofy yellow lab and a green eyed blue tabby. Prior to that I was an Enivronmental Biologist, with an emphasis on aqautic botany. I have always lived near and loved the Cheaspeake Bay, hence the degree choice. ;)

I have also always loved doing artsy/crafty projects, some of my earliest memories are of making city blocks out of construction paper for my toy cars and drawing the cartoon characters from my coloring books. I have made many types of crafts, like silk flower arrangements for our home/wedding, handpainted puppy wall art for the boy's nursery and jewelery items. My most recent endeavor was to teach myself to knit this past winter. Before having our 2nd child I taught myself to sew. I have made a few small quilts, love the piecing, but the quilting is a bear. I mostly learned to sew in an effort to save money dressing for Ren Faire, even more important now that there is a whole family to dress. This winter I completed an Italian (Borgias inspired) dress. As you might guess this is timely, large and not always easily done with young children around. ATCs will give me a smaller more managable creative outlet. I just need to be creative and I like to see other's creativity as well. I look forward to swapping cards with you. :D

P.S. I am sure I will get the hang of things quickly so I hope that this won't really be an issue, but just in case, please keep in mind I am new to this whole system, so I if I miss giving a rating, just give me a nudge.


Favorite Music

I listen to lots of current stuff; Imagine Dragons, Mackelmore, Mumford and Sons to name a few.

My all time favorite bands would be U2 and the Beatles.

Rock n' Roll (classic to current, even some Metal)

Celtic (including bagpipes)

Mix in a bit of Hip Hop, Pop and Classical (Holst and Tchaikovsky) to round it out.


Favorite Books

Outlander, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Harry Potter, Sword of Truth, Golden Compass, The Bartimaeus trilogy, Chronicles of Narnia, Twilight, How to Train Your Dragon

In General I read fantasy series along with the occasional paranormal romance, craft book or renaissance period clothing history book.

I also like comics, mostly Marvel, currently reading the newly revamped all female X-men, Guardians of the Galaxy and Wild Blue Yonder.


Favorite Television

SHOWS: Once Upon a Time, Transformers Prime, Phineas and Ferb, The Chew, Tudors, Borgias, Muppet Show, Ultimate Spiderman, Monarch of the Glen, Firefly, Heroes, No Ordinary Family

GENERAL INTEREST: British comedies, Cooking, Decorating and History Channel


Favorite Movies

Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Transformers, Alice in Wonderland (Johnny Depp version), Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, Hugo, Kingdom of Heaven, Stardust, UP, Wreck it Ralph, Incredibles, How to Train Your Dragon, X-men, Thor, Iron Man, Avengers, Sherlock Holmes, Indiana Jones, Practical Magic, The Craft, Hocus Pocus, Moulin Rouge, Secondhand Lions, Mirror Mirror, Nightmare Before Christmas, Labyrinth, Muppet Movie, Rob Roy, Tristan and Isolde, Dangerous Beauty, Three Musketeers, Robin Hood, A Knights Tale, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Notebook, King Arthur, Kung Fu Hustle, Hero


Favorite Colors

ORANGE!!!! Magenta, Coral, bright Greens, Teal, Navy Blue


Favorite Animals

Dogs (especially Labs and Jacks), Cats (especially Blue Tabbies and Calicos), Otters, Platypus, Bears, Rabbits, Stingrays, Cuttlefish, Sea Turtles, Birds (especially Owls, Ravens, Osprey and Cedar Waxwings)


Things I Collect

Books, Tea cups, Hats, Scarves, Over the knee socks, Fabric, Sewing Patterns, Sewing machines and other old sewing related items, Angels, Art glass, Teddy Bears, Anything Celtic, Anything yellow lab, Geeky T-shirts, Birds (knick knacks to prints) and of course crafting supplies


More likes

Museums, Historic places, Mythology (Greek and Norse), Superheroes, Comic book art, Pirates, Halloween, Fall, Old houses especially Victorians, Witches, Celtic Knots, Men in Kilts, Cartoons, Converse All Stars, Trees, Morning Glories, Day Lilies, Wetlands, Steampunk, The Renaissance, Dragons, Fairies, Scientific Illustrations, Baking, 20's and 30's fashion, Thrift store shopping, Pinterest, Beaches, Shells, Fossils, Antique and Vintage stuff (from furniture to wooden thread spools)


Dislikes

I'm not that easily offended, but I do have children that love to see what cards have come in the mail, so with that in mind.

Nothing too creepy

Nothing too gory

Nothing too vulgar

Now, for me personally I am not a big fan of bible quotes or crucifixes, however things like pretty crosses and angels are fine.

I am not into aliens or zombies either, unless you make cute ones.


Ratings

sillysusie rated for Frosty the Snowman ATC on Nov 19, 2013
5
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Comment: Great Frosty, thank you for everything
cardgal5 rated for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ATC on Nov 18, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful Rudolph ATC and all the extra's/ I really needed that happy mail even if I only had a smile for a min. We are dealing with our dog with kidney failure. Just not ready for the end. I saved him from being killed 5 1/2 years ago. He was a 1 1/2 when we got him. He is 6 now. I was never ready for this at all. All I do is cry and cuddle him.
Response: Glad the card gave you smile even if it was only a brief one. Very sorry to hear about your dog, I do understand exactly what you are going through and you have my deepest sympathy. I lost my beloved lab Molly almost 2 years ago to liver cancer.
Haymelloe rated for Sugar Skull ATC on Nov 4, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you Georgia I love my skull and the little extras :) take care xx
5
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Comment: Thank you!
hiimtm rated for Day of the Dead ATC Swap on Oct 29, 2013
5
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Comment: This is one of my absolute favorite ATC that I have received. I love the colors and the design! Thank you for the extras as well. It's absolutely beautiful! :)
jringling rated for Sugar Skull ATC on Oct 29, 2013
5
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Comment: Very Cool Card! I love it!
5
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Comment: thank you for the darling ATC and the fun extra's. I really like it, will be great in my Halloween collection
missmuffcake rated for Kawaii Halloween ATC on Oct 10, 2013
5
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Comment: cute! love the puff ball bat!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much, Georgia, for this beautiful ATC. The colors are perfect, the workmanship is superb--I love the whole thing. Thank you for swapping with me!!
helen4102010 rated for ATC with an Owl on Sep 21, 2013
5
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Comment: I love the owl ATC's. Thank you for including one for Jasmine, she and I collect all kinds of owl things. Thank you :)
margoartist rated for Halloween ATC on Sep 17, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous ATC and all the extra goodies! Marjorie
alteredreality rated for Super Hero/Villains ATC Swap on Sep 11, 2013
5
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asmom rated for It's the great pumpkin! USA on Sep 9, 2013
5
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Comment: Thanks very nice!! I collect hallmark's snoopy ornament series..love him..
5
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Comment: Your spring lady is beautiful! I like the extras too! :)
Unmutual rated for Tree ATC on Aug 20, 2013
5
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Comment: Hello, welcome to the site! I love your card - it reminds me of traditional Japanese art. Thank you for your note as well - I always enjoy hearing how people got their inspiration, and Klimt is cool. Good luck!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, especially being my first one. :)
racheledj rated for Draw An ATC on Aug 19, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable lab doggie atc!
Response: You're very welcome! I couldn't resist sending a lab drawing to a fellow lab owner. :)

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jringling on Aug 29, 2013:

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