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Date Joined: January 22, 2012
Last Online: February 6, 2014
Birthday: May 12, 1972
Country: United States
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Important Information

9 January 2014:

I am so sorry for my absence this last year (and all swaps that were not received). I will be contacting each person to make sure I have their correct current address and marking all swaps with 1's as unsent until they are sent or resent.

If you are interested in why I was gone, please continue reading:

All 3 of us were hit with several illnesses over the last year. On top of that, I lost my grandmother in July (she was my last living grandparent and the one who taught me to crochet when I was 10.) After so long, we finally found out why none of us could get back to good health - the house we were renting (it was full of mold due to a leaking roof and holes forming in the walls).

We will be completely moved out by Monday January 13, 2014 and then I will begin making up all the swaps that are missing!

Themes I like

Basic Themes I collect:

Fae (Dark and Light faeries--not Disney type fairies), Vampires, Angels (Dark and Light), all animals (especially wolves and black panthers), fantasy art, rainbows, and celestial. Favorite Colors: red, black, blue, green and rainbow.

I enjoy different teas (except French Vanilla, plain Rooibos, and Yerba Mate) and am always willing to try new one. Also, hot chocolates whether plain or flavored (either regular for the kids or sugarfree for hubby and I.

my boys

Family Allergies

I am highly allergic to:

  • yellow gold (jewelry cannot be real gold or gold-plated unless it is white gold) -paints are ok as long as it is not on something I will be wearing!
  • shellfish
  • mushrooms
  • most perfumes (especially Avon)
  • cigarette smoke.

My husband is highly allergic to:

  • cigarette smoke
  • lavendar (even a mild scent of lavendar causes him to go into respiratory attack!)


flowery scents



lavendar (the color and the scent)

I am not extremely picky unless there is an allergy in the household!

Favorite books, movies, tv

Books: Harry Potter, Twilight, most Vampire or Werewolf books, Sleeping Beauty (by Anne Rampling)

Movies: Harry Potter, Twilight, anything with Jim Carrey.

Television: The Biggest Loser, Switched at Birth, The Voice, Supernatural, Warehouse 13, Vampire Diaries, Being Human

Favorite Crafts

Crocheting (just started doing amigurami and having fun) , Knitting (still new--can do bookmarks and washclothes), papercrafts, learning new crafts. Making Notecards!

Starting to learn how to make different candies and cake decorating.

Have started participating in journal swaps and I enjoy doing both complete journals, shared journals, and tip-in pages.

Starting to really like doing ATCs and matchboxes even though I am new at them both-if you receive either from me, please feel free to PM me with suggestions for improvement :)

I also like making lunch bag books!


Rue, 15-yr old (6-15-98)

  • Astronaut Food
  • Scientific projects (i.e. digging for stones or dinosaur bones, star charts, etc)

Yu-Gi-Oh, Marvel Comics, skulls & crosses (especially combined), vehicles of all sorts (muscle cars, tuners, old cars, and monster trucks especially), weightlifting, sports (especially track, football, and basketball), extreme sports, dragons, items with flames, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Zero Bar, loves all kinds of candy and gummies, especially the sour kind and trying candy and foods from different countries. He is starting to ge

George (hubby) (9-28-71)

vampires, werewolves, Dark Art, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Computer Graphics, Stamp Collecting, Marvel Comics, Darkhorse Comics, Sugar-Free Candy (especially any dark chocolate or black licorice--try to make sure it does NOT include Aspartme and/or Equal), flavored coffees

TJ (21-yr old son) (4-20-92)

anything camoflauge, hunting, big trucks, dark roast coffee, Reese Cups

NO CLOWNS (He is terrified of them--he is also terrified of spiders--but everyone else in the family loves them!)

Gracie (6-1-2006) ( Female Boxer/Bulldog Mix)

Treats of any kind, sturdy toys, XL collars, 2x doggie clothes

Gootch (12-1-2009) (Dobie/Shephard Mix)

Treats of any kind, sturdy toys, L collars--likes any, but prefers the studded ones, 2x doggie clothes

*They both love stuffies and dolls.



Anything you think will make me smile

  • Random destash supplies (I can always find a use for something) (especially since I lost a lot in the move from the old house.)
  • tissue paper (plain or designed)
  • stickers (Especially from the scrapbooking area though as I use these for embellishments in several projects){Just no reward or toddler type}
  • scrapbook papers (any, but especially double-sided: used in different projects)
  • buttons (any number as they are used in several different projects in different ways)
  • cardmaking supplies (any)
  • ribbon (any)
  • decotape
  • anything with unicorns
  • anything with angels
  • anything Native American
  • recipe cards without recipes
  • recipe cards with diabetic friendly/low sodium recipes
  • tea--loose or bagged. Love to try new teas and love different flavors, just please try to avoid french vanilla, yerba mate, and plain rooibos.
  • candles (no lavendar scents and no clean scents, such as linen, febreeze, etc.)
  • Sugar-free candy that does NOT contain Aspartame or Equal
  • cake/cupcake decorating supplies (new or gently used)
  • candy making supplies and recipes

About Me

If you have read this far, I assume you would like to know a bit about me ;)

I am a wife and mother. I have been crocheting since I was 10 and have learned how to knit. I love learning new crafts! I am starting to make amigurumi animals (and have completed one doll--Edward from Twilight for a swap!)

I enjoy photography with my husband. He takes mainly portraits and I take mainly pet photos. We hope to open our own photography and graphic business in the next couple of years!


FaveCrafts Valentine's Card Swap by @krystalskitsch

@40NFabulous tagged on 2/8/2012 for a "goodie" package for "Through the Alphabet" Tag Game in the Swappin A&E for All Ages Group (has not been online since 2/10/2012)

Fun with May Birthdays by @daffodilgirl

Collaborative List Journal # 1 by @erikawithak -angeled by @BlackSheepSolo by rerouting!



CardsZania rated for Zentangle Challenge #3 (Edited) on Feb 19, 2016
Comment: 3+ years and finally getting a rating to you! I do feel bad and I am embarrassed about it also. I have been on an emotional roller coaster and I am hoping that it has finally came to an end. Life is not always fair. But we will survive! A while back, I promised myself to make right all the people and ATC's I have neglected to complete. It has been bugging me, as this has never been how I usually handle things. A few days late possibly, but always completed. I am so sorry about this and I do hope that this long awaited rating, will bring your paperwork to a 100% close at for anything I still owe you. If there is something else that you are missing from me, please let me know asap. Again ... Sorry!!!
Leejas72 rated for TPD: 6 Themes in 1 Book on Jan 25, 2014
Comment: I know you're resending for the 3rd time so I will absolutely rerate when this swap is received. I hope all is well with you and your family. Update: 1-25-14 Received Envelope book. Thanks so much for sending.
Response: sent 1/22/2014 USPS Tracking # -- 9114901123086638692003 Update : 1/25/2014 I am glad you received it. Thank you for changing the rating accordingly - I really hope you like what I made:)
Rainsembellishments rated for Marvel in a Bag on Oct 23, 2013
toothteri rated for AL: Made By You Stashbuster on Apr 10, 2013
Comment: I will be very happy to change this rating when I receive. Hope things get better
Lexidh rated for AL: Made By You Stashbuster on Apr 10, 2013
Comment: I'll change the rating if I ever get anything.
TerryF rated for AL: Made By You Stashbuster on Apr 10, 2013
Comment: Sorry to have to do this but it has been 2 months since partners were assigned - will be happy to re-rate when I receive this swap. T.
Aumonae rated for Feed That Belly - Private Sawp on Mar 29, 2013
Comment: Got your package today!!! Thank you so much! That recipe ROCKS!! And the JAMS were fabulous to get as well :) Never have too many ATCs in progress ;)
Comment: Got your mermaid today - love her! Especially her bubbly top! You did a great job and I'm happy to place her on my bulletin board!
bearnbabs rated for Make a PC for my Journal-Edited on Mar 16, 2013
Comment: Cute card. bearnbabs
DesertUnicorn rated for Newbie Helpers pop e-quiz on Mar 16, 2013
Comment: Thanks! Sorry, yours got lost in my spam folder!
deskitty rated for Something flat on Mar 14, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the cute package.
MeganSR rated for Newbie Helpers pop e-quiz on Mar 12, 2013
kromo rated for Newbie Helpers pop e-quiz on Mar 12, 2013
vikir rated for Something flat on Mar 11, 2013
Comment: I received your letter today. Thank-you so much for resending it..
Response: I am glad it reached you and that you liked it:)
Roseg rated for Newbie Helpers pop e-quiz on Mar 8, 2013
Comment: I am so sorry it took me some time to rate you. Thank you so much for the page and the story! I absolutely loved it. ♥
Comment: I enjoyed learning a little about where you live. It sounds so different from my suburban Texas life. Thanks for the postcards and letter!
Comment: Thank you for the letter and postcards, it was great hearing about your home area.

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TC on Apr 17, 2013:

Thinking of you, and hoping for better days ahead.

TerryF on Apr 15, 2013:

Paige1900 on Mar 8, 2013:

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Have a great evening!!

PinkLotus on Feb 12, 2013:

got your info.. you have an invite to author the blog that was sent to your email address :)

rainbowafterrain81 on Feb 8, 2013:

what a great idea to use the cups to remind you of trying to be healthier! glad they got to you fast I completely forgot to send them on Monday so they didn't go out until Wednesday so I was worried they would not be in time for valentine's day :)

BeverlyBling on Feb 2, 2013:

Thank you so much for the note cards for TPD Feb WTA. I am very lucky and grateful.

KateKintail on Jan 31, 2013:


Marvel in a bag profile check!

VivaLaDiane on Jan 24, 2013:

I hope you enjoy it! Take care!! xoxo

Cristin91 on Jan 15, 2013:

Thank you for helping to make my Strangely Specific Decorated Envies swap a success. :) I hope the New Year is treating you well!

LauraAust on Dec 23, 2012:

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