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Date Joined: June 14, 2010
Last Online: November 16, 2011
Birthday: July 25
Country: United States
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Update 10/28/2010 I am taking a break from swapping. I have sent all my swaps so if you haven't received yours in a timely manner please contact me for a resend if needed. I will be checking in and rating received swaps and making sure I get rated for sent swaps.

I am married with 2 grown daughters and "MeMe" to 2 1/2 grandkids. I'm friendly and love to make new friends, I'm down to earth and willing to talk about anything besides politics and religion.

My most favorite thing to do is make beads out of polymer clay and hope to advance into metal clay eventually. I also love to read, cook, and anything to do with paper, I like to watch movies with my hubby, and I love spending time with my family.

If you are one of my swap partners and do not receive a swap from me in a timely manner, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know before rating me. I always send my swaps and will resend if necessary.

Favorite Reading

Stephen King

Dean Koontz

Anne Rice

any other authors that write contemporary horror, suspense, and fantasy fiction and vampire books

Favorite Crafts

Polymer Clay

Beads and Beadmaking

Papercrafts - handmade cards, scrapbooking, journels, and any other papercrafting, making handmade postcards, making envelopes, and other mail art type things

Cooking - recipes, and good recipes sites

Sewing - I love love love fabrics,but I'm a newbie to sewing




I promise ...


Thing I love love love ...

I like all sorts of things that can be used to make mixed media / handmade stuff. I'm not picky as long as it shouldn't have went to the trash bin.I love to make cards, bookmarks, mailart such as handmade postcards and decorating envies to mail swaps in.

These are some other things I can think of for now :

  • Earthy colors, retro colors : pink and brown, turquoise and pink
  • All kinds of greens.
  • Antique-y buttons especially with texture
  • buttons
  • Embossing powders
  • patterned ribbon
  • things written in foreign languages, empheria, altered art vintage papers, textured paper
  • ultra fine sharpies
  • things w/daisy sunflowers wildflowers, cute owls
  • handmade
  • a good simple chicken recipe
  • well loved Crafting magazines
  • well loved recipe magazines
  • mushrooms
  • lemon(s)
  • dark chocolate
  • coffee or/and coffee samples
  • lemon tea
  • embroidery thread of any color
  • vintage
  • polka dots

I dislike...

  • Country music
  • doing dishes
  • cigarette smoke
  • artificial sweeteners
  • girly things
  • I Like cute as much as the next person, but I'm not into Hello Kitty or Kawaii type of cute things
  • licorice
  • Stuffies
  • sports or sports themed/related items
  • kiddie stickers

Outstanding swap issues :

flaked on by

@kerrlouise22 for Decorated Tags - September deadline 9/30/2010 (http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/70414)

@biscuitsandyarn for Four Seasons Art Swap : US/Canada deadline 9/282010 (http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/69250)

waiting on ratings from

@savannahelizabeth25 for Recipe Card Swap #2 10/3/2010 deadline (http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/73166)

@mandii79 for I've never made an ATC before #2! :( deadline 10/14/2010 (http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/73040)


Comment: Thanks so much for your fantastic ATC, I loved it, you did a great job!!
Comment: Cute recipe cards! Can't wait to try them ~ thanks so much :)
terrip rated for Quotecard Postcard #41 on Nov 2, 2010
Comment: Great PC and quote. Thanks.
Astraea rated for BOOK THONG SWAP on Nov 2, 2010
Comment: Beautiful book thongs- both of them! You certainly have a talent with making beads. I tried to fix the first one, but it didn't really work out, so I'm really glad you sent along a second one to me. It arrived in perfect condition:) Thank you!
chrissy32 rated for Quotecard Postcard #41 on Nov 1, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard and the wonderful Oscar Wilde quote. He's a favorite!
Comment: Thank you! The cupcakes sound yummy!
EllyScissorhands rated for quotation bookmarks on Oct 30, 2010
Comment: Hi Gayle thanks for the beautiful bookmarks, i love shining and your handmade one is amazing!! Thanks!
likeduh rated for Recipe Card Swap #3 on Oct 29, 2010
Comment: Really nice recipe cards. Lots of good chicken recipes and I love chicken, Thanks a lot Gayle.
meshellmybell rated for Four Letter Word ATC swap- USA on Oct 28, 2010
Hellotheremary rated for Quotecard Postcard #41 on Oct 27, 2010
Comment: Beautiful presentation! Thank you for the post card with the great quote!
kymm9901 rated for Random Postcard Swap #4 on Oct 25, 2010
Comment: I'm not a fan of handmade pc's, but I just love your card! I also enjoyed the native american story on the back. Thank you!
wandaibenitez rated for ATCs for Halloween on Oct 24, 2010
Comment: Sorry!!! I forgot to rate you!!! love the ATC
Marymint rated for 2nd Try - Cheepy Cheep! on Oct 24, 2010
Comment: Thank you! x
Comment: I like the fall colors.
Response: I don't buy or use stickers, I designed the elements for the card on the computer, printed and cut them out.
Comment: I love the color combo on this card. Thank you.
marymoon22 rated for ATCs for Halloween on Oct 22, 2010
Comment: Thank you
hippofairy rated for ~Handmade Halloween Postcard~ on Oct 21, 2010
Comment: thank you so much for the amazing postcard! and it survived the postal system! thanks so much for the wonderful collage!
ellie rated for Printed Page Handmade PCs on Oct 20, 2010
Response: Thank you Ellie!
Net3811 rated for Handmade Bookmarks on Oct 20, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much Gayle - I just love your bookmarks. Do you make them with on-line scrapbooking?
Response: I have a digital editing program on my computer. Most of the images I used I found online for free. Some images were on scrap blogs and some on altered art blog and sites . I'm so glad you liked them.
ctyankee rated for Autumn Handmade Bookmark Swap on Oct 19, 2010
Comment: Very, very cute! Thanks so much!

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BarkleysMommy on Oct 1, 2010:

Thank you so much for the beautiful origami paper from the "Pick 10" tag. I love it!

irishfaerie9 on Sep 30, 2010:

the little glass bottles (take 10! tag) are sooooo adorable!!! i can;t wait to craft with them!!! :) thanks!!!

MSturgill87 on Sep 21, 2010:

Thanks for the wonderful scrapbooking ideas book & the vellum envies via the Pick Two! Tag in the forums. Love the envies & the ideas in the book will be fun to try out. :-)

tatzle on Sep 19, 2010:

i'm your partner in Read and Comment swap! :D i really like reading your profile.haha wow, i also love photography! i hope you can help me in swapping. i'm such newbie here..i only had electronic swaps. :D woah, you really like o read books. i read some of stephen king's books. but i can't finish it because of school work. i'll try next time. :D

bye for now! take care!

sonaa on Sep 17, 2010:

Hi Gayle! This is your swap partner for " Read and Comment on your partner's profile !"

Metal clay is pretty cool. I never thought about using regular clay first! I know that's silly since it makes more sense to practice..

Have you read some of the recent Stephen Kings book? Like Sunrise to sunset? Oh and did you read the cell?? that book is so awesome!!

Also I had to say your beads are great. The beginnings of a flower cane really messes with my mind... It's pretty and looks lit inside!!!

grayowl on Sep 17, 2010:

Hi This is for Read and comment on Profile

I love the images on your profile You are so amazingly creative - I really admire you .

I'm a great reader too I enjoy a lot of Stephen King and Dean Kootz books . I 've seen the movie based on King's book The Green Mile- one of my most favourites. I understand what you mean about "cute " as in Hello Kitty and such ...


Jester777 on Sep 17, 2010:

Hello BeadbyGayle! Tis nice to meet you! You've got a really nicely filled out profile here, and right away I noticed quite a few similiarities between us! I too adore earth tones, my favorite colors being green and brown. I love mushrooms and wild flowers, owls and buttons. Such variety of great things, makes it easy for your swap partners to get to know you! Haha, I also dislike Country music.. and doing dishes! But gosh who doesn't. Well, I had a nice time reading your profile and getting to know you a little more. I hope we're in more swaps in the future and take care! :)

user3894 on Sep 16, 2010:

Hi! I'm commenting for the "Read and Comment on your partner's profile !" swap :) I used to do polymer clay! I think it's great you make beads! I had to quit when it got too painful to try warming and sculpting the clay. I miss it. I made clay covered pens, little figurines, buttons, miniatures for 1:12 scale dollhouses. Was so much fun. Had to find other hobbies instead though :) Have a great day, I enjoyed reading over your profile!

fnu on Sep 6, 2010:


You are one of my partners for the Profile Comment Swap!:) I like your beads! Especially pink!(I love pink colour):))) They are very beautiful!:)) I like many things that you like!:)) I made the charms for my dotees of polymer clay!:) And want to try to make a beads and bracelets of polymer clay sometime!:))) I also like fun pictures in your profile! How you've made it?:)

Your grands are soooo sweet!!!:))

Have fun and happy swapping!:)))

Hugs, Daria:)

Tone40ott on Sep 3, 2010:

Hi Gayle. What a really nice profile you have. I can see that we have some of the things in common. Just haven't tried out beadmaking yet, but it looks so much fun and maybe I should try that out one day. I love to read too and I love Stephen King and Dean Koontz too. They have written some fantastic books. I have finally found "The Stand" and are really enjoying it. I have also read most of Dean Koontz books.

I had a look at your Flick photos and you have two gorgeous grandkids. And the Hersheys chocolate cake looks so delicious. Did you make it? Too bad I'm allergic to chocolate:-(

Have a wonderful weekend Gayle and enjoy the swaps here. This "leave a comment" swap was really a good idea. Great to meet people this way too:-))

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