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BizzyBusMom

BizzyBusMom
Date Joined: August 6, 2017
Last Online: July 22, 2021
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States

About Me

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I will be taking a little break, not by choice as I LOVE swapping with our amazing community. Unfortunately I have some medical issues I am working on and this week I fell down our flight of stairs and received stitches in my head, sprained ankle and knee and a pulled shoulder BUT after 2 CAT scans and 12 exrays am ecstatic to report no broken bones or fracturesโ€ฆ pretty beat up and down for a bitโ€ฆ.. looking forward to returning as soon as possible. ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒปโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป

H e l l o.... greetings from the beautiful Pacific North West! Born in Boston - Boston Proud!! Iโ€™m the daughter of an Army Pilot so I traveled all over when I was young. I've been "crafty" all my life. My interests are varied. I was a stay at home mom until all my children were in grade school. In order to have the same schedule as my children I became a school bus driver, and 23 years later I'm still sitting in the drivers seat - Oh boy the stories I could tell! No really....... kids say the darndest things (if their parents only knew - sometimes I have to try not to bust out laughing when I see them, these little ones are so innocent - it's delightful). A fellow driver and are are the current Washington State Special Needs Rodeo champs on our way to Nationals in Texas...... I love my job and my students.

I used to teach Kindergarten before staying home with my fabulous children which was a perfect fit for me because kindergarten is education disguised in one big craft session. I have 2 living Children, Ashley-32 who blessed us with a grandson, Chelsea-30 who loves to travel and my son Joshua passed away on Sept 11, 2010 at 25, we are blessed with a lifetime of love, laughter and amazing memories of our time with him.

I love my crafts, long walks, swimming, reading, entertaining friends, ice cream cones dipped in chocolate (who doesnโ€™t like that crunchy stuff) and random acts of art kindness.

Favorite Crafts

I ....L O V E ..... paper and all paper crafts but have also been seen doing - knitting, crochet, hand lettering and of recent art classes on ZOOM. I Zentangle and recently became Certified Zentangle Teacher. But mostly I'm hooked on paper crafts. I also enjoy making my own envelopes, ATC's and JAMS (so anything in 3โ€™s are awesome). Calligraphy has also always been a love of mine since i learned to cursive write and a beautiful oblique or pointed pen in my hand and a blank pile of paper always calls my nameโ€ฆ..

I do want to say if for some reason you don't receive something from me please communicate and let me know. I am always willing to do a re-send...... AND if life happens to you...... please, please feel free to reach out.

Love J of โค๏ธโ€˜S

I also collect playing cards, there are some beautiful, wacky and funny ones out there and some of the older ones - fabulous.... I would love any J of โค๏ธโ€˜s if you have one (it's kinda a sentimental reason - in memory of my son Joshua, he was my heart.... thus the Jโค๏ธ - he was also a bit of a jokester too so Jokers are pretty darn awesome as well) it is a delightful collection...

Postcardโ€™s

About PC's. My favorites are the artistic kind, black& white, black & white with color accents, unusual and unique - send me something you'd like yourself and then tell me a little bit about you.. your profession, dreams, passions, what you love about your culture and I love quotes. I just love receiving them so just have fun picking it. I do enjoy handmade ones too, especially when a swap partner puts effort, time and love into it. I also send postcards through Postcrossing a wonderful and exciting community of postcard lovers around the world - check it out.....

things I love....

Jโ™ฅ๏ธ and Joker playing cards

Coke art

American Flags

Art Deco

Tim Holtz

Pin Ups

Postcards

Fish - Joshua loved fly fishing

Stationary and notecards

Calligraphy

ATC's

Vintage and Retro

Embellishments in 3's for my ATC's & JAMS

Beautiful paper

Vintage Hollywood

TRULY.... I just plain love seeing the little treasure people send me hidden in all shapes and sizes of envelopes awaiting me in the mailbox..... that is in reference to the actual swap - although getting extras is a very kind gesture - please do not ever feel pressured to send extras.

favorite colors

Warmer earth tone greens

Purples like eggplant, and deap lilac

Yellows like mustard

Red, white and blue

Oranges like pumpkin and corals

and usually do a lot of black accents

Favorite Books

I love reading and have realized I love listening to audio books while on my layovers in the bus. Itโ€™s hands free and has the added benefits of being able to do my Zentangleโ€™s or knitting and crochet!!! I belong to a delightful book club called โ€œBetween the Coversโ€ ... clever, right!! It so much fun, however, the selections one makes occasionally makes me wonder..... just who is this person really.... lol

Favorite Music

Iโ€™m rather eclectic with my taste in music. Truth be told Iโ€™m usually listening to it on my school bus with my kiddos. Music heals and is a pathway for my students. Itโ€™s amazing to hear my non verbal students click to the music and clearly sing a verse or phrase..... I wish for time to stand still in those moments. They think we are the magic school bus because unknown and unseen to them, I whisper or tap my watch and a favorite song will all of a sudden change a hard or awkward moment into a โ€œmagicalโ€ one...... shhhh, mums the word!!

About Me

Well that about does it for now... thank you for forging through my profile, I'm bit of a talker and that translate to talking with my hands as well as in my writing too!!!! I love swap-botting and I feel like our swaps are like little acts of kindness toward each other and the connection one feels from them is... well... sort of magical...

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Comment: Wow!! Just Wow!! I can't believe you sent all that wonderful stuff!! That was so far above and beyond. First I love the paradox tiles - they are beautiful and I can't wait to finish them. The other items - papers, booklet! I love the ink spot booklet!! It's too much! I feel like I should send some back to you. You are too kind. And I sincerely hope that you are on the mend, and feeling much better. Please take care and stay well!!
Response: Resend on its wayโ€ฆ. Tracking # 9500 1265 3716 1184 8975 59 with an estimated delivery of 7/8โ€ฆ meet you at the mailbox soon ๐Ÿ˜โ™ฅ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ
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Comment: I am in awe of your extremely generous package and heartfelt letter. It felt like I was opening a dozen swaps and not just one. If I could give you more than one heart I certainly would. Thank you so very much for providing me with such a special Happy Mail Day.
Clstew rated for Touristy Postcard Swap #13 on Jul 2, 2021
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Comment: GREAT POSTCARD--So glad you had another, lucky me! Love your design of the address! So nice to meet you in the mails!
Cryptid rated for WIYM: Blind envie #21-green on Jun 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty stickers, paper and notecard. :)
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Comment: Love this card! Pretty blue stairs. My favorite dessert is strawberry rhubarb and I made some yesterday! Delicious!
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Comment: ๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š—๐š” ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐š ๐šŽ๐šœ๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ ๐š™๐š•๐šŠ๐šข๐š’๐š—๐š ๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š›๐š๐šœ!๐Ÿ’˜
monsbrick rated for R&W: Journal Pages #1 on May 20, 2021
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Comment: Hi Kerin! Thank you for this beautiful set of journal pages!!
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Comment: TYVM for your letter. I enjoyed it very much.
megan1230 rated for Playing Card Obsessed #5 on May 11, 2021
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Comment: You really went above and beyond! This swap was so fun! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you! I hope you enjoyed your challenge.
Carollee922 rated for USA only Write On Challenge #3 on May 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the letter! I really love the beautiful letter set!
AmyMarie rated for Playing Card Obsessed #5 on May 8, 2021
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Comment: What an awesome swap to receive! A fun homemade envelope & postage stamps and a wonderful playing card holder and all the great playing cards (mostly new to me too!). You have a cool swap card! Thank you for everything!
SecondHalfMusings rated for Washi Sample Swap #4 on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much, I really like the tapes you sent. What a great swap!
Rbrstmpr rated for MAE - Scrapbook Paper Envelope on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Oh my stars, you have really outdone yourself with this swap! I was tickled pink with the outer envelope and all those #14โ€™s and then opening each one just got better and better. Simply over the moon with every single thing about every single item! The stickers, the labels, the personalized stationery (have mercy) to the final embellished envie, had me beaming from ear to ear. And then I discovered the water snail mail postcard and fell madly in love with it. Too, too much. You are adored from afar!
ondrea rated for MAE Handmade Flower Envies on May 4, 2021
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Comment: I got them and they are so great! Thank you. I am sorry about your mail system that you had to resend but they are very nice!
Response: I did do a resend and will be watching for your receipt of it as I mentioned when I reached out to you about mail issues. Thank you
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Comment: I got a swap today that says itโ€™s the 3rd send. Wowww Iโ€™m sorry you went through that stress. Thank you so much! I will let you know if the others arrive. Strangely enough I had 3 Christmas cards arrive in late February. Postmarked December 9th. โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ
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Comment: Thank you so much! The snailed it stickers are so cute. The Alice in wonderland extras are so nice. The ATC is absolutely gorgeous!
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Comment: Hi Kerin, Thank you so much for the swap you completed and then sent to me. The item(s) you sent me for the swap is/are GREAT!. I really enjoy receiving new items that I can use in future swaps or some other creative project(s) OR Add your project to one of My Collections. I apologize for taking extra time in getting your rating done for this swap. I very much appreciate your completion of this swap and getting it off to me in a timely manner. Colorado is still having problems with the mail. Mail going in and out of Colorado is continuing to be an issue. So, until this issue is resolved, please Be Patient! Your Swap-bot Partner, Barbara B. sleepingrover2010 I love how you spell your first name. You, also, have lovely handwriting.

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Comments

vanneparis on Jul 9, 2019:

Hi Kerin! Thanks so much for all the wonderful Playing Cards. I'm excited to add them to my collection. It's fun to meet someone who loves them too. Take Care -Vanne

craftyone on Apr 17, 2019:

Oh Kerin, what a magnificent surprise! These cards are totally fantastic. Iโ€™m touched. Look for some jack of hearts cards from me soon.

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

AZmom875 on Jan 5, 2019:

I got 2 homer atc jams from sweetgypsy, that we all worked on. Thank you they are lovely. One was a dress up girl and one was a pocket card. Thanks for working on them.

hibiscus on Aug 13, 2018:

Kerin. The butterflies you finished the โ€œ silver โ€œ jam with are beautiful and made it so special ... thanks for adding some for me to use... they were the perfect touch!

gojenn on Aug 4, 2018:

Thanks for sending my Zentangle card home - it's great!

PrairieKittin on Feb 27, 2018:

Wow! That was totally unexpected! Thank you for the gift. I'll definitely use it!

lorianne01 on Feb 8, 2018:

Quick And Easy Profile Message #14

Hello~

I hope you have (or had) a wonderful day! I just dropped by to say hello.

Best wishes,

Lorianne.

DeAnnaVarela on Feb 8, 2018:

Swap: Quick & Easy Profile Message #14

Hi Kerin, I'd love to hear your school bus stories!

SB

jaimierandolph on Feb 8, 2018:

Swap: Quick and Easy Profile message #14

Hi Kerin, It is cold and raining here in Livingston Texas and I am very ready for spring to come! I love the outdoors too. Taking walks and just sitting outside on the porch with a good book is great! I hope that you have a wonderful day! Happy Swapping.

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