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shalvorsen

shalvorsen
Date Joined: September 14, 2013
Last Online: September 25, 2020
Birthday: June 22, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! I'm Shannon, a 51 year old who is very young at heart! I've been married to my best friend for 26 years. We have a son, a daughter, and two very spoiled cats.

I started my career as a high school English teacher. After taking several years off to be home with my kiddos, I decided to go back to school for my Master's in social work ---- at age 41!! I work in the field of aging.

Favorite Crafts

Favorite Crafts: I have always been a creative person and have dabbled in most all types of arts & crafts. I enjoy paper crafts of all types, Pocket Letters, flip books, tag flips, ATC, Smash*book / junk journals; up-cycling and DIY crafts. I love perusing Pinterest and finding new DIY projects. Pinterest is becoming quite a habit for me. I wish I spent as much time working on Pinterest ideas and recipes as I do pinning them :).

I also love watching YouTube craft tutorials and hauls. My favorite store to purchase crafts from is Tuesday Morning, but I won't say "no" to any store that sells quality craft supplies at an affordable price.

Likes (and mild obsessions)

~ Die cut images ~ Stamped images ~ Washi tape ~ Note cards & other stationary ~ Fun paperclips ~ Retro / vintage ~ Magnets ~ Ephemera ~ Journaling cards (for Smash*books / junk journals) ~ Inspirational quotes ~Stickers (NOT kid stickers or teacher "reward" stickers) ~ Colors - aqua, pink, green, coral, blue - but truly, I love all colors. ~ Something unique and interesting about yourself and/ or your little corner of the world :)

Dislikes

~ Skulls, horror, etc. ~ CLOWNS ~ Anime ~ Strong scents (vanilla, musky, 'manly') ~ Stickers that are - puffy, scratch 'n sniff, or tiny "teacher reward" types ~ Violence ~ Neon colors

Favorite Movies

I don't make it to the theatre very often, but I do enjoy movies and watch them once they reach cable or Netflix. Some of my all-time favorites are: The Wizard of Oz; Mulon Rouge; It's Kind of a Funny Story; A Beautiful Mind; American Beauty; Across the Universe; Bridesmaids; Death at a Funeral. I am not fond of Fantasy, Anime, Horror, or Action/Adventure.

Reading & Journaling

I absolutely love to read! My favorite types of books are biographies, psychological thrillers, and contemporary fiction. I also like non-fiction on topics that interest me (social justice, human behavior, crafting, arts, architecture, and much more!)

I also love magazines about crafting, organization, healthy living. (my newest favorite is Project Calm).

I use a Happy Planner as a memory book - decorating the pages and writing events, what's going on in my life and around the world. I use a Polaroid Mint to print mini photo stickers to add to this memory book. I also use other types of journals for sketching, writing, quotes, etc. I just really like inspiration. Life is hard and it's always good to remember that you can survive :) That sounds dorky, but it is helpful to me.

Final Note

I promise to always rate. If you send me something and I haven't rated, please let me know.

I also put a lot of effort into my swaps and I appreciate when others do the same. For example, a pocket letter that is just paper and stickers really makes me sad. It just doesn't show effort. I promise to put effort into everything I send. Otherwise, I won't sign up for a swap. I've seen people sign up for 20 swaps, then send them late, send them sloppy, and don't put in the effort. I wonder why. I feel like quality should always come before quantity. I don't say these things to be a "swap snob"; however, I just love SwapBot and want to make this a happy place that is worthwhile for everyone :).

Ratings

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Comment: So cute! Thank you! Such a cute swap!
warheart rated for YTPC: Halloween Flip Book - US on Sep 24, 2020
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Comment: WOW!! This book is gorgeous!! I loved looking over everything and all the fun extras included!! I too had a blast creating the flipbook! Thank you!
PooKwin73 rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #10 on Sep 17, 2020
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Comment: What a fun envelope to open!! From the Sesame Street stamps on the outside, to the handmade tag and everything else inside .. I loved everything about it!! Thank you!!
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Comment: Shannon, WOW! This pocket folder is absolutely beautiful! First, I'm in love with the Daphne's Diary cover with the sweet bow and butterfly. Then the inside--I'm swooning! You did so much work inside and added AND CREATED such beautiful inserts. I'm simply in love with the paper that has vintage photos on it and love that you created 2 envies with those images. All your stitching and tags are finished so nicely and I love the whimsical touches throughout. Lucky me to have you as my sending partner for this swap. Many thanks!
shirleyinCA rated for YTPC: 3-Pocket Fold-Ups on Aug 28, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sending the second pocket. Both are just wonderful. I really like this bright, cheery yellow theme - it was a day brightener for sure! Lovely notecard also.
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Comment: Hi Shannon! Oooh . . . I like these! The embossed background really shows through so nicely and I love that fringe and the gorgeous leaf stitching! Wonderful idea in a very nice size. Love the vintage-y images you used--especially that cloche. Thank you so much for another lovely swap!
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Comment: Thank you for making it for me. I love it.
Gretchenwu rated for Washi Tape Enthusiasts Unite! #5 on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the washi and stickers.
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Comment: thanks so much for the nice tag and journal card. They are really pretty! and thanks for the little goodies!
mincymouse18 rated for RANDOM HAPPY MAIL GIVEAWAY on Jul 26, 2020
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Comment: Love that color, I also like shades of blues.
vitiator rated for RANDOM HAPPY MAIL GIVEAWAY on Jul 26, 2020
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Comment: giveaways are so nice!
mags142 rated for SMSUSA: Washi Happy Mail! on Jul 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Shannon for sharing your washi samples with me! And those tiny envelopes are SO CUTE! Happy swapping! Stay safe :)
MBakker rated for Washi Tape Enthusiasts Unite! #5 on Jul 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome washi's! Xx Monique
Lonestarchild rated for SMSUSA: Washi Happy Mail! on Jul 18, 2020
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Comment: Great patterns -- all new to me. Thanks so much!
Heylittlesongbird rated for 3 Thing In An Envelope #5 on Jul 13, 2020
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Comment: Brought a huge smile to my face! Love how you decorated the envelope and especially love the washi tape! Thank you so much!
SouthsideTracie rated for Washi Tape Samples Swap on Jul 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! This was such a delightful swap to receive and open xoxo
queenelleo rated for 3 Thing In An Envelope #5 on Jul 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I loved everything especially the dictionary page! I would have never thought to use a page from a dictionary in my crafts! Also, did you make the tiny envelopes? They are so cute!
Heylittlesongbird rated for CRAFT ROOM CLEAN OUT on Jul 9, 2020
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Comment: Good luck! Stay safe!
Anactualleaf6 rated for Anything Goes PLUS ONE on Jul 9, 2020
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Comment: What a wonderful plethora of things I got on our swap. Everything goes plus one. Fantastic og art and other sweeeeet goodies. I am so happy with this swap. Thank you!
kizzlets rated for 3 Thing In An Envelope #5 on Jul 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the notecard and the washi samples! I also liked how you collaged your mail with panda and a dictionary page, what a creative idea!

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Comments

Nevi2018 on Jun 22, 2020:

Happy Birthday Ms. Shannon!!

Arabella on Feb 11, 2020:

I forgot to thank you for the adorable pug Valentine kitchen towel!! I had already hung it up in my kitchen by the time I sat down to rate you for the pocket letter!! It brightens up my day just looking at it!! Thank you for being an amazing Swapbotter!!

ablev92 on Jul 2, 2019:

Happy fourth from your crafty girls :)

CurlyTea on Jun 26, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

gerberdaisy on Jun 4, 2019:

CurlyTea on Jun 22, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Jul 3, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday!

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

phillaine on May 25, 2016:


Welcome to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

hamsterfarm on May 31, 2015:

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Thank you for joining pocket letter! Theme: blue :D

Have fun crafting <3

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