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smarsha50

smarsha50
Date Joined: October 9, 2013
Last Online: July 17, 2015
Birthday: February 23
Country: United States

About Me

I am a 44YO redhead, married with 2 daughters (20 and 10). I work as an admin assistant at a scientific research facility. My husband is in scientific statistical analysis. We have 4 permanent resident cats, an old orange tabby boy and 3 that are about 3 years old - a tiny little tortico girl, a tuxedo boy and an enormous grey tabby boy.

My entire family is involved in volunteering at a local no-kill cat shelter, where we do office work, give meds, socialize the cats, and foster cats/kittens in our home. Current fosters: a 18-year old torti girl, and calico we are in the process of getting ready for adoption.

I also volunteer at the Shakespeare Tavern every month, and we all volunteer at the children's games at the Stone Mountain Highland Games.

I like purple, blue and green - bright or dark, no pastels. I prefer silver to gold. I'm a big fan of peacock feathers, Celtic knots, Art Deco, mandalas, spirals, henna tattoos, snowflakes, and scrollwork. I like Kuromi (hello kitty), but none of the other characters. I like Disney villains, Dr Who, Loki, and Ruby Gloom. I like cats, fairies, witches and mermaids. I am fascinated with history of the British Isles. Favorite artists include Gustav Klimt, Arna Baartz, Georgia O'Keefe, and John Waterhouse. I love silver-wire-wrapped jewelry.

I REALLY don't like orange and yellow (REALLY!). I don't like Disney characters (except the villains). I don't like "cute" or country themes. No religious items, please.

Favorite Music

I listen to Spotify all day long at work, and usually in the evening, too.

I am completely obsessed with Muse right now...

Otherwise, I listen to everything from Journey to Neko Case to Carolina Chocolate Drops to Best Coast to OK Go to Iron & Wine to The Black Keys to Collide to Throwing Muses to Yeah Yeah Yeahs to White Zombie to Thievery Corporation to Dishwalla to The Xx to Silversun Pickups...

Favorite Books

I love to read! Right now I'm reading a book about the Salem witch trials. When I'm not carpooling, I like to listen to audiobooks, mostly mysteries.

Favorite Authors: Jim Butcher, Neil Gaiman, A. Lee Martinez

Favorite Books: Good Omens, Storm Front, The Snow Queen

Favorite Audiobooks: Night Circus, Stephanie Plum series, Divine Interventions, The Red Necklace

Favorite Television

Current shows:
Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, Sleepy Hollow, Agents of SHIELD, Elementary, Game of Thrones Sherlock Dr Who Torchwood

My daughter and I love to watch Chopped and My Cat from Hell together.

Favorite Movies

I like action movies. Lots of explosions, special effects, fantasy, sci-fi, plot twists, cult movies... No chick flicks or rom-coms, thanks.

Favorite movies: Ocean's Eleven, Thor, Thor 2, Hunger Games, Catching Fire, The Avengers, Italian Job, The Big Lebowski, Galaxy Quest, Star Trek (new reboot)

Big fan of Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Ewan MacGregor, Gerard Butler, David Tennant.

Favorite Crafts

I spend a lot of time with my 10YO daughter. We are making friendship bracelets from embroidering thread right now.

I am a Planner Addict. Love color-coding, small stickers for my planner, washi tape, Sharpie pens, labels, post-it notes. I have a black Verona Daytimer Desk size planner and a black Filofax Holborn zip personal size that I use as a wallet.

I am working on The Documented Life project, so scrapbook paper, vellum and ephemera for scrapbooking/art journaling are welcome. I would love to have stamps and stencils for background texture. I need stamp pads that are earth tone colors. I would like to try some spray inks, preferably blue/purple/green tones.

A recent discovery is the art of Zentangle. I am really enjoying this process. I would love to have some Zentangle tiles.

Food

I like dark chocolate - plain or combined with salt, caramel, chili, orange, almond, raspberry, cherry, marzipan, bacon...

I don't like white chocolate, or the combination of mint with chocolate. I have a mild allergy to walnuts and pecans.

I like all kinds of tea. Most often, I drink Earl Grey, mint, blueberry, citrus, or gourmet chocolate tea I was lucky enough to receive as a gift.

Ratings

nniiccoollee rated for Elemental ATC Swap on Sep 13, 2017
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lena1489 rated for Tangled ATC..letters F and G on Oct 15, 2014
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scrapingd rated for Zendala Dare #19 on Oct 3, 2014
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Comment: beautiful
yomousey rated for ***Fall ATC*** on Sep 30, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing ATC!
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Comment: Very nice ATC. Loved the tangles..
Response: Thanks!! I enjoyed making it for you!
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Comment: Beautiful tile thanks so much.Well worth waiting for.
Response: So glad you liked it. Thanks for understanding!!
lynnerfb rated for ZZ Group: Zentangles ATC Style on Aug 15, 2014
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Response: Thanks for the rating!
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Comment: How nice of you to use my favorite color combo on the beautiful Zentangle, envelope, and note card you drew for me. (I had never thought of tangling on parchment paper. You have inspired me to try it.) Thank you so much. ♥
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed everything! I enjoyed putting it together and making all the tangles for you.
rebecca1975 rated for Zendala Dare #17 on Aug 7, 2014
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Comment: Thank. You I like it:
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad you liked it.
ladybug rated for ATC-cat themed on Jul 1, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much! Have a super day! :)
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Comment: LOL. that was the most perfect ugly/tacky/bizarre PC and I love your description! Thanks so much.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Caseyfowler rated for 100 Random Questions! on May 29, 2014
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Comment: I loved the envelope and the answers! Awesome swap ❤️
Response: Thanks! I had fun filling out the answers!
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Comment: This is truly a tacky and ugly PC! Thank you!
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Comment: Hi Susan!! What an AMAZING package I received today! You hit all of my favorite things!! The sunflower card is beautiful! I have it hanging up in my sewing room already!! The unicorn bookmark is beautiful! His blue color is lovely. And the bookmark you made!!! Oh my GOODNESS!! I simply NEVER could have imagined anything like that!!! Especially made by hand! It is exquisite!! It must have taken you quite a long time to make and I certainly do appreciate it. What a beautiful exchange. Thank you so so very much, Susan. You certainly deserve several stars and a big hug too!! :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! I really enjoyed putting this together, and finding things that went along with your profile.
sunshinesuperman rated for Make My Planner Pretty #4 on Apr 18, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the super fun items for my planner. I am taking some to work today to pretty it up. I look forward to using all my goodies! Hugs, Mona
Zaubrer rated for Tangled "U" ATCs on Apr 17, 2014
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Comment: Thank you, Susan. I really like your U and your card.
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Comment: Love the bookmark! It is beautiful! Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you like it!
Sammiejayxxxx rated for Hand Made Page Marker on Mar 17, 2014
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: I hope they both work for you!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely box full of purples items it was really nice I loved everything thanks so much
Response: I'm so glad it arrived safely and you are pleased with everything!
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Comment: Thank you so much, Susan!! Your lists were AMAZING! So creative and fun and really made my day! I love Atlanta, haven't been in about 8 years, so all of the 'things to do / places to eat' in Atlanta has me itching to go back :) Your Zentangle art is amazing. I just started Zentangle a few months ago and am slowly learning some tangles. I'm going to hang up the piece you sent me in my office. It is a true piece of art :) Thanks again for making my day :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! I love putting these packages together.

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Comments

paraxparaxnoia on May 23, 2014:

I got your surprise sweets package today!! What an awesome thing for a perfect Friday, thank you so much!! ^___^

anrtist on May 22, 2014:

Zentangle Zen Group Greetings!!!
Blessings, cc

arianneroxa on May 1, 2014:

Hi Susan! I was just reading over your profile as I check everyone out for the upcoming "Ugly/ Tacky/ Bizarre Postcard Swap" and wanted to say how nice it is to "meet" you. It sounds as if we have quite a bit in common and I'm really looking forward to including you in my swap. :) xo Arianne

anrtist on Feb 15, 2014:

Welcome to the new ZEN Group! New swaps are up! ;-)

Blessings, cc

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