Date Joined: February 20, 2015
Last Online: June 25, 2017
Birthday: June 4, 1950
Country: United States
I retired in September 2016. This year I want to be fully engaged in my creativity and explore new techniques and reengage in my photography.
I have a son, Eric, who is 38 years old and is the father of my three most beautiful grandchildren: Bella, 15 y.o., Kaitlin, 10 y.o. and then Aiden, 5 y.o.. I also have a daughter, Jessica, who is married and is 40 years old.
I live life to the fullest and my children, grandchildren, family and friends are the most important people in my life. Yep, I am single and loving every minute of being single and an independent, vibrant woman.
I do photography as a hobby and plan to elevate myself as a photographer as i move through life. I have taken a few award winning photographs in Paris and North Carolina. I have written a few poems and/or quotes to the pictures I have taken. I want to do more of that and if there is a swap that presents itself merging photography and writing I would certainly join.
I have dabbled in the digital scrapbooking but since I have been sending pocket letters my creativity has gone from digital and putting a few stickers/embellishments on the ATC. Now I do so much more, still do digital, include when I can, my photography and yes, I still do embellish beautifully the cards quite a bit - unique to the theme.
A lot of my work is about my own personal life journey, thus I will jump at a chance to create and participate in anything that I can express through art/creative process I am big on my work telling a story and looking for themes and ways to express my life story, ancestral stories and cultural stories.
I have done about 75 plus pocket letters and they just get better and better. I Recently I posted one of my pocket letters "Vintage Peacock" on FaceBook and I could not believe it got over 30 comments and 183 likes. I was breathless.
I look forward to more challenges that challenge me to go outside my comfort zone and for me to learn other techniques and projects. I love the swap-bot because it is supports me in many ways by giving, receiving, creating and so many unique ways to do all that.
Favorite Desserts that have cranberries, pecans, chocolate, rhubarb, coconut, anything crisp, cookies, christmas confections from other countries,
All Graphic 45 themes Ocean, beach, seaside Lighthouses Sunsets and Sunrises Flapper – 1920s Vintage Anything Peacocks Butterflies Alice In Wonderland Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy - I miss them Snoopy
Downton Abbey Doc Martin Call the Midwife The Crimson Fields Selfridges Anything Public Television and British TV The British Baking Show Twilight Zone Black List Jimmy Fallon Dancing with the Stars So You Think You Can Dance America Got Talent Real TV that shows anything Detective, Hauntings, Unsolved cases, etc.
I am so easy to please so this list is very, very short:
Kid stickers Embellishments that are: snakes, spiders and bugs Loose Glitter Swatches of paint chips, cloth, store samples I have allergies to perfume/clognes so no scenty items.
Ocean Blue Teal Blue Turqoise Emerald Green Sage Magenta Orchard Purple Emerald Green Sage
Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy - I miss them
Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs - Had a beautifully minature yarn set made in Italy, never knew what happen to them. Was a gift from my godmother
Tea in the GArden with my best friend Sarah Tea with my Grandmother, Lillian at the local Tea Rooms in Department Stores, Washington, DC
Watching GIGI with my granddad and him serenading me with "Thank Heaven's for Little Girls"
I love everywhere I have visited internationally
Canada Ireland Paris Loire Valley Costa Rica
Maine Vermont Rhode Island New Hampshire Connecticut New York Cape May, New Jersey Colorado New Mexico Arizona St. Louis Georgia North Carolina South Carolina Delaware Pennsylvania
I finally purchased a Christmas Tree after giving my son and his family mine with all the ornaments (many family) back in 2001. My grandchildren have been asking where my tree is. I tell them you have it and will they be surprise when they help me decorate it.
I love Christmas Ornaments, Christmas Cards, and Christmas Decorations
I love (across all of three above): Nature theme Vintage theme Musical instruments Peacocks Winter Birds (Cardinals, Owls Stars Bells Old vintage keys - all sizes Winter theme - skaters, snowmen and snow women) Characters: Angels, Cherubs, Santa, Elves, Christmas story characters, Raggedy Anne, Raggedy Andy, Peanuts International Ornaments - Nordic (Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Ireland, Germany, Scotland, England, France, Canada, Costa Rica
What Ornaments I don't need: Christian, Glittery
Washi Tape Glitter Sequences Wood embellishments
Post Cards that reflect: Quotes Hand Made
Writing Instruments - Pens of any kind Color Pencils, especially oil based Blank ATC cards - Black, assorted colors
CRAFTING ITEMS: I am going to try making a Junk journal, flipbook or smashbook so I would be happy with any of these items that would either be included or made by me using:
MIxed Media Supplies Anything Tim Holtz Getting ready to buy a Tim HOltz Vagabond Sizzix and would love dies, as well as, stamps. Wish List: Tim Holtz Crazy Birds, Cats, Dogs, Graphic 45 stamps Clear Stamps/ Graphic 45 - any themes Empheria Flowers Butterflies Dragonflies Washi Tape Glitter Glue Sequens Pearls (embelishing kind)
I love swapping and being a good swapper. If I sign up for a swap, I will be sending out the item(s). If you do not receive something from me, PLEASE message me, and I will rectify that. I want my partners to have a good swapping experience as well.
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