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Allegrae

Allegrae
Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: February 25, 2024
Birthday: December 26
Country: United States

About Me

I've been making mixed-media ATCs for several years. They're a great creative outlet! I've recently started making postcards and am finding them quite addictive.

My hobbies are varied. I sew and knit. I collect buttons and have my late grandmother's original button jar and sewing baskets, which I treasure.

On weekends, my boyfriend and I sometimes go fishing, with hit-and-miss results. My grandfather was an avid fisherman, and I have fond memories of him getting up early on a Sunday morning and leaving to catch dinner. He'd clean and gut the fish in the backyard, which seemed seriously gross at the time, but my grandmother turned his catch into the most divine dishes. He'd then plant the fish heads in the garden, as they make incredible (albeit stinky) natural fertilizer.

I love being on the water, be it sailing or enjoying brunch at a waterfront seafood restaurant. Give me a New England lobster roll or a seat at a summer clambake, and I'm a happy girl.

I recently started boxing at the gym, which is a great stress reliever. I'm not Muhammad Ali, by any means, but I'm learning to hold my own. I recommend it as a way to feel really empowered!

As you can probably tell, I'm not a girly girl. My art is seldom frilly--more modern, eclectic and occasionally weird. I like pushing the envelope. I prefer dapper gents to Victorian ladies. I'm more film noir than Disney.

I have fantasies of moving to Maine or Scotland, and I'm a little obsessed with finding the Loch Ness monster.

We live about 30 minutes away from a cool whaling museum, where I always take out-of-town visitors. It has a 19th-century whaleboat with all the original gear, and it's pretty amazing. One of the exhibits focuses on women who left their homes to join their husbands at sea. Most regretted that decision! There's also really cool nautical folk art on display, which I'd love to have on my walls.

Favorite Music

Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Allen Stone, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Valerie June, Petra Haden\

Currently Reading:

Homebodies (Tembe Denton-Hurst)

Favorite Television

British mysteries (BBC, BritBox and Acorn TV)
Now bingeing "House of Cards" on Netflix (had never seen it)
Murder, She Wrote reruns (Maine + Angela Lansbury = retro, campy fun)
Law & Order franchise

Favorite ATC Themes

  • Sewing themes (particularly buttons).
  • Nancy Drew
  • Nautical (ships & sailing)
  • Seafood
  • Breakfast foods
  • Eggnog year-round
  • Oceans, fish & marine life
  • Fave faces: Idris Elba, Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong'o, Judi Dench, Helen Mirren

ATC Dislikes

  • Religious themes.
  • Christmas, Halloween & other holidays (maxed out on these themes)
  • Kawaii, Disney & other cutesy themes
  • Sticker slapping
  • Pink and other pastels
  • Puffy stickers

Supplies I Love to Receive

  • Washi tape samples
  • Buttons
  • ATC blanks (sturdy)
  • Poker-size playing cards
  • Die cuts
  • Anything nautical
  • Sewing-themed ephemera
  • Used international postage stamps
  • Ticket stubs
  • Sticky notes
  • Vintage book pages (not smelly/moldy)
  • Vintage recipe pamphlets

Ratings

boriquaz rated for USATC: Partner Profile ATC 2/24 on Feb 23, 2024
5
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Comment: Love this card, thank you so much! Happy swapping!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
MarHelene rated for Art Collab. Postcard #131 (USA) on Feb 3, 2024
5
rating
Comment: I just love this swap! Sending on card and decorating the new one!
caf1988 rated for ATC Bag #136 (USA) on Feb 3, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Tessssssa rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #126 on Jan 30, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the card! such a fun base!
MuggleMom rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 4 on Jan 27, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Pretty cool PC to work on. At first, I was like, this hasn't been altered but then I figured out what you did and I was like, NICE!! Thanks for the papers to inspire me with ideas. xxMuggleMom
Sonya rated for USATC: Partner Profile ATC 1/24 on Jan 20, 2024
5
rating
Comment: It is a very unique take on travel. Thanks so much.
samsstuff rated for Art Collaboration Postcard #130 on Jan 17, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for passing along the PC's for me to work on!
questionauthority13 rated for ATC Bag #135 (USA) on Jan 17, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thanks.
addieixmarie rated for AAA: Receiver's Choice ATC on Jan 17, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Allegrae, I love love love the bird ATC that you made me for this swap!! It is just incredible and I love that you also used a bird themed stamp on it too! The colors that you used on it are also so pretty and tie together so well with the images! I am so excited to add this lovely ATC into my collection:) I also LOVE the extra goodies that you sent! Thank you so much for everything. I am so grateful and appreciative<3<3
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for sending the collaboration pc and adding some nice papers in for me too! Take care
Pantlessrobot rated for ATC Bag #12 Internaional on Jan 6, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the swap! I definitely snagged that fun turtle carrying the world card. And thanks for the paper scraps! I do love a good grey and yellow together ❤️
Bananers rated for USATC: Partner Profile ATC 12/23 on Jan 1, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for such a great ATC!
Tessssssa rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #125 on Dec 19, 2023
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the card, happy holidays!
Ace330660 rated for Art Collab. PC #129 on Dec 15, 2023
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the PC's and extras! I will gladly pass them along.
rkassman rated for ATC Bag #134 (USA) on Dec 12, 2023
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the fun ATC options and hosting the swap!!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for you mail. I really appreciated you joining this swap. I hope my mail reaches you soon and you can forgive me the belated rating and mail. I was really struggling to handle it all this year. Have a blessed season!
5
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Comment: Allegrae, WOW WOW!! I am simply amazed at these amazing ATC's!!! They are both incredible!! I am obsessed with the Halloween themes for both of them! I am so excited to add them into my ATC collection:) I also love the adorable little Christmas paper that you sent too and the card you sent the swaps in!! Thank you so so very much for everything<3<3
addieixmarie rated for Make Me Happy ATC on Nov 24, 2023
5
rating
Comment: Allegrae, WOW WOW!! I am simply amazed at these amazing ATC's!!! They are both incredible!! I am obsessed with the Halloween themes for both of them! I am so excited to add them into my ATC collection:) I also love the adorable little Christmas paper that you sent too and the card you sent the swaps in!! Thank you so so very much for everything<3<3
questionauthority13 rated for ATC Bag #11 Internaional on Nov 22, 2023
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the extra goodies. And thanks for joining my swap. Happy Thanksgiving!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1248 363 380
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1334 1499 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
22 142 1170 0
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Comments

RiverTopanga on Feb 22, 2024:

Thank you for participating in the decorating of my Art Collab PC. 😁

wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:

MC

Vickyen on Nov 9, 2023:

Hi there! Love your Art Collab PC swaps and thank you for adding & sending #112 to me as completed! You are so creative! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

jay9 on Sep 28, 2023:

Hi Allegrae, I just found an Art Collab postcard in my mail box. 💙💚💛 Thank You for your work and for hosting/organizing these swaps.

DeboraCreates on Jun 19, 2023:

Thank you for returning my completed Art Collab PC. I like your contribution, and thank you also for coating it with a protective layer before sending it in the mail!

WoodlandBanshee on May 25, 2023:

Hello! Thank you so much for sending home this ATC bag to me! Take care

DeboraCreates on Mar 17, 2023:

Thank you so much for sending home my art collab PC #94, and your cool contribution to it!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:


Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

DeboraCreates on Nov 24, 2022:

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OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:

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