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whytewillow

whytewillow
Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: November 10, 2018
Birthday: June 17
Country: United States
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About Me

11/6/18

The holidays are upon us once more, where does all the time go? Seems like we just had Christmas and I took down my decor and put it away. Now it's nearly time to take it all out of the boxes and start to deck the halls for another year...

So for this year, I've made a promise to try to be less commercial. To be less worried about presents under the tree, and more concerned with who's there to share the holiday season with me.

To sit near the tree with it's glowing lights and drink hot cocoa. Snuggle under blankets, and play games and laugh. This is how memories are made, not by spending more money than you should on gifts that may soon be out of style, out of sight and out of mind.

The things that we should cherish are the intangibles. The Christmas sweater your grandma lovingly knit for you. The way your parents look at each other while exchanging gifts. Holding hands with someone you love. Seeing Christmas through the eyes of your child. These are the memories, these are the intangibles.

So this year make a promise, to cherish the things that are important, to pause and reflect on what the holidays are really all about. Regardless of religion or spiritual beliefs, take a moment to be thankful for the abundance that we have in our lives. There are those who may not have enough to eat, a roof over their head, or someone that loves them to share the day with. Try doing something randomly just because you can. Pay for a coffee for the person behind you and never say a word. Hold the door open for someone who has their arms full of packages, and smile. The gift of a smile can make all the difference in someone's life. A smile can take a bad day and make it a good day, and it cost you nothing. So try to give the gift that "costs nothing". Give a kind word, a smile, a handshake, whatever it is, make it count, it matters...Make it a Merry Christmas and let it resonate around the world.

Now for some serious business: Please know I have limited internet access hence, I've not given an individual THANK YOU to each of you. BUT, FROM NOW ON, I will try to send you a smiling Emoji so that you know your words and your gifts are appreciated. Please know you are all fabulous individuals, and I'm eternally grateful for your presence in my life. THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart.

And a bit more serious business...If you haven't received a rating or a swap from me. I will respond ASAP. And thanks again to all you wonderful swappers.

P.S. If I've sent an item to you with incorrect postage, please let me know, and I will gladly send you postage to cover your loss. Thanks for reading all of this. .

Favorite Crafts

I have diverse interests...Art Journaling, making art dolls, altered art, Zentangles, furniture painting, sewing, crochet and the list goes on. Dotee dolls, pincushions and just about anything else. .
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS. I would really like to receive any of the following... Thank You in advance.

Stickers, and sticker flakes, just no teacher reward

Die cuts of nature, birds, flowers, vines, anything but kiddie stuff.

Anything steam punk

Pretty paper napkins, Please no kiddie nappies.

Project Life cards.

Punches you no longer use, but are still usable. I have exactly 3.

Washi tape and deco tape, love it!

Die cut templates, used, for the original sizzix manual die cut machine.

Self adhesive pearls & gems for making embellishments.

Micron pens for zentanles.

Double sided papers, at least 6 x 6".

Glitter paper.

Address labels with cool designs.

Cool paperclips, flags, & stickies.

POSTCARDS! I love postcards

STAMPS:, used, old, whatever, old coins from other countries.

Bits and Bobs for making junk journals and for making my planner cool.

EPHEMERA: the real deal or reproductions, I enjoy vintage and shabby chic, eclectic items.

Old art from books that are not in great shape anymore...Unusable but brightly colored, and patterned childrens' book pages, the larger the better to make envies out of. OR...just a couple really beautiful pages.

Old photos, Old posters, old maps, book pages in foreign languages, note cards old and new, and valentines. Stationery sets.

Any kind of food, baking/cooking stickers, cut outs etc. for my scrap/recipe book.

Things I like from nature: Butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, Otters are one of my favs. Also Big cats, i.e. lions and tigers, panthers, etc. I love dragons, although they are mythical. I also have a love of wolves and large breed dogs such as Irish Wolfhounds, Great Danes, Dobermans, etc. I have an appreciation for all animals.

I collect tarot cards, singles, multiples and old decks that don't call to you anymore. I love the unusual and unique artwork. Some are extremely beautiful. I'm attempting to accumulate 78 different cards for a personal deck.

I'm also into natural remedies, herb crafting, wild food foraging, etc. Anything related to these topics, and if you have a dried herb to share along with notes on how to use, etc..

I collect small wind up toys of any type. They're not expensive, usually a couple bucks. Tea cups and saucers, fairies and gnomes, and oh, if you find a smooth flat rock in your yard or on your travels, I'll take it! I love to paint rocks...

Air sign. Accumulate sticks, stones, seeds, (flower and veggie) Heirloom and non-gmo. wildcrafter, wicca, nature lover, studying herbalism. Against violence, prejudice, cruelty, and hatefulness. Believe that your religion is your business and between you and your God, and so is mine. Believe all paths lead to god. Love candles, incense, feathers, shells, and stones.

Guess that's it for now...phew.

Other Favorites

Like my crafting interests, my musical, literary and movie choices are vast and varied. In books everything from Koontz, King, Stirling ) Patterson too, Evanovich (she makes me giggle out loud). I am an avid reader and author's are too many to mention.

MUSIC: OK, some classical, and new age. ROCK N ROLL!!! Stones, Doors, AC/DC, Iron Butterfly, Free/Bad Company, Janice Joplin (have ALL her music). Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues, Joanie Mitchell...Almost any music except thrash and hard core rap.

MOVIES: Action and adventure, good comedies, and movies that make me think and/or make me cry. Some all time favorites: Practical Magic, Nanny Macphee, Hocus Pocus (sensing a vein here?) The War Horse, Life of Pi, and some oldies like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, etc.

COLORS: Greens of all hues...kiwi, lime, emerald, seafoam, sage greens. Some deep blues, i.e: royal, ocean, cerullian. Also like rust, cinnamon...deep tones.

Dislikes

MY YUCK LIST:.

I HATE, abhor and despise anything with artificial sweeteners. No chemical sweetners please.
Also, I prefer not to receive religious items. No offense to anyone or their individual beliefs.

Kiddie stickers, I have no small children

1 or 2 sticky notes

Paper torn from a spiral notebook

Pieces cut from an old calendar unless it's artsy, or has interesting artwork/pictures

I Don't do farm themes, ducks, chickens and fruit themes

In general, junky stuff.

I take a great pleasure in sending off my swaps...I write a note or card to everyone I send to, and I appreciate the same...

So with all of that...thanks for reading all of this clutter. .

A NOTE ABOUT RATINGS...

SPECIAL NOTICE: Please note, that if you were a partner of mine and you haven't received a rating from me...(and of course, you've sent the item). PLEASE contact me and let me know who you are and what you've sent.

I ALWAYS SEND MY SWAPS...If for some reason you haven't received a package from me,, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE email me and let me know. I will send off another packet as quick as I'm able.

Ratings

kfaye rated for November Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Nov 10, 2018
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Comment: Always a pleasure to receive something in the mail from you <3 Thank you
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Comment: Very FesT*ve card. nice work on the wrapping , Beautiful!!
LilyPuBear rated for Sender's choice Flipbook on Nov 8, 2018
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Comment: Wow! A whole lot more than I expected!! Thank you!!
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Comment: Thanks! I can't wait to open it.
jukejan rated for FCMA: Image plus Found Poetry on Nov 7, 2018
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Comment: It has been a long time, sister. Thank you for the gentle poetry and image. I think this was very interpretive and I like what you did. Nice note as well.
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laterdayze rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #8 on Nov 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, I can't wait to open in December!
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kayfay rated for October Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Nov 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! I look forward to opening it in December!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the stocking gift and the gift of trims for now! :) Hugs, Diane
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Marleen1979 rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #3 on Nov 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful swap! You surprised me with all you added to the card, Thank you. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.
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laterdayze rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #1 on Oct 31, 2018
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Comment: Received this today, can't wait until December 1st to open! :D
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tentmari rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #2 on Oct 31, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card and the amazing goodies. If I could give you more than one heart I definitely would.
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Comment: Loved your cards. I had trouble too. My cards are posted on my Flickr page. I managed to peel the labels off the sleeves and attach it to the back of the cards. I don't store cards in the sleeves, but in an album so I need the artist name on the back. Thank you for the extras too. Hugs
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Kalalinga rated for MAE - A different Idea! on Oct 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the really nice tags. I love your designs, all the tags are lovely. BTW everything was glued down well! Thanks for your note and the recipe. Take care.
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Comment: Oh my gosh, I LOVE these Mexican art cards!!! Saving the other for Yuletime :D
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kfaye rated for A Halloween "Boo"quet for You! on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: The bottle arrived just fine :D I have always wanted to try that with the Borax! Thank you & Happy Halloween <3
Response: 🤗
ladydy5 rated for A.I. - Coins- One word on Oct 13, 2018
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Comment: Perfect as usual and so needed that tea. We are moving to Fla Nov 1. Ugh! Packing etc.
Response: What? Florida? Yuck!! Lived there almost 30 years if you remember.. Hated it...where are you going? Thank you for your great rating. Good luck in FL.
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap! Can't wait to open it this holiday season!
CurlyTea rated for Halloween ARt DoLL on Oct 6, 2018
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Comment: What a great little monster. He is super cute all cozied up in his little blanket. Thank you.
Fabriqueen rated for A.I. -Coins - Coloring book on Oct 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely coins and extra papers! Hugs, Diane

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Comments

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:


Happy Halloween!

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:


Never hide your wings!

Angie on May 23, 2018:

Thank you so much for the RAK package of goodies. It took me a couple minutes to acknowledge because I'm so busy going through it. Hee hee. It's wonderful and I truly appreciate it. Of course, I was happy to help with the swap. I'm glad it all worked out! Yay!

shinyserra on May 8, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending home the great Journaling by 5's pages!!! I love how they turned out and your contribution is awesome :)

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

njstauter on Feb 22, 2018:

open whatever you receive when you want to open it

CurlyTea on Feb 14, 2018:

ladydy5 on Feb 12, 2018:

So glad to have you in our groups and that you do some of their swaps. Have fun and enjoy. Diane

njstauter on Feb 5, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

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