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ArtyBeth3

ArtyBeth3
Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: August 16, 2022
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

I am a born again Christian. My hope and trust is in Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Random likes:

  • Rock/mineral hunting on beaches and "in the middle of nowhere.”
  • Getting together with friends for fellowship and card games.
  • Organizing (and reorganizing) my craft room.
  • Creating cheerful cards to brighten people’s days.
  • "Treasure hunting" at thrift stores, garage sales, and estate sales, and finding cool paper crafting or letter writing items.
  • Song birds singing their sweet songs.
  • Meeting other Christians who enjoy my love of paper arts and/or writing letters.
  • Cats (meow!)

Favorite Crafts

I LOVE playing with pretty papers, art stamps, markers, etc. I use them to make cards and envelopes for swapping, writing to my pen pals, and for encouraging/brightening up the lives of others with “a handmade card sent to them via snail mail.” FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers 🌸 , song birds, cats 🐈, dragonflies, snails 🐌 (whimsical only), tea/coffee, happy mail, friendship, or pen pal related.

FAVORITE COLORS: All the happy, bright colorful ones! As for metallics, I prefer gold or copper over silver.

Wish List

  • UNUSED USA POSTAGE: Vintage (the kind you have to lick or glue to seal) or the current self stick kind.
  • ADDRESS LABELS: With my address on them. Homemade works!
  • STAMPIN’ UP!: small “flattish” self stick embellishments; DSP, punched or die-cut white or vanilla shapes or labels (that I can stamp a sentiment on), stamped Hello-type sentiments (black ink on white card stock)
  • FLAT STICKERS: In my preferred themes above; I especially love colorful flowers. Please do not send dimensional stickers.
  • ENVELOPES: Handmade from pretty papers, sized for A2 cards.
  • LETTER SETS: Flower theme or any from my other favorites listed above.
  • DECORATIVE PAPER: Flower themed.
  • STARBUCKS gift card for that “once in awhile” sweet treat.
  • TEA: green tea varieties (jasmine, toasted rice, and other "earthy" ones); I enjoy tropical additives (figs, pineapple, etc.). I like oolong tea. For herbal, lavender is nice. (Please see my tea dislikes below.)

Don’t Care to Receive

We all have our own likes and what you like might not necessarily be what I like. Below is a list of themes or items that just aren’t my thing.

  • Halloween, the Santa side of Christmas
  • Loose glitter, or cards with glitter that shakes off a card and gets all over the place.
  • Mustaches, circus, Hello Kitty, Disney, cartoony, Asian, creepy/crawly bugs or insects, snakes
  • Scented items: Perfume, lotions, incense, candles, make-up
  • Postcards
  • Tourist items (e.g. blank postcards, magnets & keychains)
  • Chipboard embellishments
  • Tea in these flavors: plain mint, plain lemon, tea that brews up red in color (it’s usually heavy on hibiscus and it’s too tart for me), licorice. I don’t care for rooibus tea, nor black tea.

Promise

I always send out my swaps and usually it's very soon after partners are assigned. If for some reason you do not receive a swap from me, please send me a PM or an e-mail before rating me poorly and I will do the same for you. If the swap got lost, I will resend it.

I will rate upon receiving your swap or shortly thereafter. I would appreciate you doing the same for me.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for such a fun swap! Sorry for the late rating.
Response: I’m glad you received and enjoyed my blind envie! 💕
rarjones rated for RSC: Pretty Paper Scraps Cards on Jul 22, 2022
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Comment: Yes I really like adding dry embossing to many things. It pulls scrap pieces together so nicely. Love the color tones of your card:) Thank you.
Response: I’m happy you liked my card. I agree about dry embossing. It’s easy but it adds a nice extra touch. 💕
bb2 rated for RSC: Pretty Paper Scraps Cards on Jul 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. I love the design and color combinations.
Response: You’re very welcome. 💕
AnitaHames rated for RSC - Hello Card on Jul 12, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty hello card and the gold and black papers! That collar fold is neat. I'll have to try it.
Response: You’re welcome!! 💜
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope full of goodies. I've already used some in my journals.
Response: Great! I’m happy you found a few things to use already. 💕
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Comment: Flowery envelope is really nice. I absolutely love the coulouring stamps. They are great! Will use them for sure :). Thank you for everything!
Response: Yay! I’m glad you enjoyed everything! 💜
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Comment: I really like the die cut kitty cats and the washi tape, thank you.
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad you found a few fun things in my envelope. 😎
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the heart.
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Response: Thanks for the heart.
Inesrv rated for MMHWH - Let's send Flower Happymail! on Jun 30, 2022
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Comment: Thank you Beth for all these flowers :) I specially liked the little sticky stamps. Happy swaps! <3
Response: You are very welcome. I’m happy you enjoyed everything. 💕
LadyJo rated for CF: ENCOURAGE One Another on Jun 29, 2022
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Comment: Love the Beautiful card with all the wonderful verses! Thanks for the stickers, too!
Response: You’re welcome. So glad you enjoyed it! 💕
AnitaHames rated for RSC: Handmade Envelopes on Jun 24, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty envelopes! I like making envelopes! I wish more people had joined the swap.
Response: Me too. Well, we’ll just have to swap them again, you and me. I’m glad you enjoyed the ones I made for you.
Christianmom rated for CF: Handmade Flower Envelopes on Jun 24, 2022
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Comment: Thank you Beth for the flower envelopes. I love all the beautiful colors of each envelope. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad you loved my colorful envelopes!
LaetiArts rated for WIYM: Welcome Autumn on Jun 24, 2022
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Vickyen rated for RSC - Sender's Choice on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: Hi Beth! Thank you so much for the beautiful card! I am going to use it for my next Chemo Buddy mailing and I am sure she will love it as well! Thank you for the wonderful Happy Mail! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You’re welcome. I’m so glad my card blessed you, and will bless your friend too. 💕
glennasgarden rated for CF: PRAY Continually on Apr 28, 2022
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Comment: Starting off the golden envelope was special Love it! The notecard is so sweet. Reminds me of some little papers I have perhaps from the same place. Thanks for the notecard and the inserts. Spring sure is taking its' time getting here. It is quite breezy today and when I woke up it was 38 feels like 28 if you can imagine. I am still wearing my Winter coat with the fur around the hood I am always praying unceasing for so many people!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed what I sent. Since I’m very late in my reply, I see that spring has now indeed sprung in your neck of the woods. I love seeing all the colorful flowers. 🌸🌼
DragonflyDaisy rated for RSC -Bird or Birdhouse on Apr 26, 2022
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Comment: Oh my goodness Beth - I love the bird card you made for me! Sooooo cute! 😍And the bird on the envelope was fun too! Definitely happy mail! 😀 Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome.
glennasgarden rated for CF: Paper Quilt Card (Edited) on Apr 24, 2022
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Comment: I love how you made this card and then embossed it. I have one embossing plate and I am going to make some of these cards ahead of time and emboss them. Yes I had Easter with my family at my son's place. it was nice to meet my son's girlfriends family too. The bible is filled with great instruction. That is nice to know that you have my card up on your board. I have this one you made up here in my desk. So pretty!.
Response: Thanks Glenna! I hope you tried some quilt cards. They are so fun to make. 💕
countrylover57 rated for CF: TRUST in the Lord on Apr 12, 2022
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Comment: Card was absolutely awesome. What a wonderful talent. Thank you for something i will always keep. Made with love :-)
Response: So happy you enjoyed my card! Blessings, my friend. 💕
AnitaHames rated for RSC - More Flowers on Apr 7, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty tulip card! You're right, you can't have too many flower cards!
Response: You’re welcome! 🌼🌸🌷

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Comments

Animatarian on Jul 6, 2022:

Beth, Once again your timing (and God's) was perfect! My DH brought your sweet and thoughtful gift of Asian papers home from the PO Box yesterday, and it was just the "boost" I needed. Such fun to look through them and start planning. Thanks again for your sweet note and for your thoughtfulness! Patty

circularlogic on May 3, 2022:

Hi! I was looking back at my swap-bot beginnings and see you are still here! I am sure you have been a positive blessing to many, and your kindness impacted me! Thank you! Happy May!

Jessie

rarjones on Apr 30, 2022:

Happy May Birthday Month to YOU!

Rose - CF Group

Animatarian on Jan 25, 2022:

Thank you so much for the delightful surprise card and scripture verses I found in my PO Box today! Such a great card, and the timing just perfect.... I'm dealing with a few health issues and your card just boosted my spirits! Thanks again.

LindaW on Jan 20, 2022:

Hope you’re having a blessed day and doing well.🌺

Animatarian on Aug 24, 2021:

Beth, thanks so much for your very thoughtful gift. The asian stamp is absolutely beautiful, and I will certainly enjoy using it. Appreciate your thinking of me! Patty B

Animatarian on Aug 5, 2021:

Beth, thanks so much for the delightful and beautiful card! I loved the story about the ribbons, and must admit I need to think about estate sales as a potential source for crafting supplies! I laughed when I read it was "dog grooming ribbon", BUT it certainly makes a great card!! Thanks again, Big Hugs, Patty B

LadyJo on Jul 29, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful RAK! I can't say enough, but my daughter is excited to use some of the items as well. I was in need of Winter/Christmas washi so that is awesome. The red envelopes too were needed. We plan to share some of these things with our friends as well! It was like Christmas!

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