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Date Joined: March 8, 2009
Last Online: March 20, 2022

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In May we said good-bye to our dear Lab/Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix Jasmine. She was 16 yrs old and feisty, stubborn and full of love every second of her wonderful life.

About Me

I am happily married to a wonderful husband who can still make me laugh and want to cause him serious bodily harm - usually at once. I guess that means we are in love still. We have a German Shepherd, Durango and a new buddy our kitty Charlie.

My craft explosion in my house leads to me being a bit unorganized but I am working on it. I say I am working on it - let's be honest - never gonna happen until the people from Hoarders show up.

I am pretty easy going, I have a great sense of humor and think laughter is the best medicine.

I love: animals (of course), books, coffee, music, recycled/upcycled items, and chocolate. I love the color blue, like natural things, and appreciate messy crafters.

Favorite Books

I am an avid reader - non-fiction, fiction, crime, thrillers, ... everything but romance since I found my prince charming

If you have read a great book, let me know - I am always searching for new books

I Love True Crime - TV and Pod

The ID Channel is great although my husband worries I am getting tips on how to commit the perfect crime because of shows like Wives with Knives and Deadly Women.

I am really loving all the fantastic true crime podcasts!

I am a total Murderino and love My Favorite Murder

True Crime Garage, Last Podcast on the Left and Casefile - love them!

Favorite Music

I love music and dammit so sad we lost Bowie and Prince this year.

On current rotation: Lake Street Drive, Jess Glynne, James Bay, Kaleo, Ella Eyre, Rebecca Ferguson, Ella Henderson

I love classic Motown, R&B, Blues, Pop (I prefer the term Adult Alternative but it's still Pop), classical, rap, hip hop and anything that can make you dance.

Favorite Crafts

I have so much wonderful crap in my house to play with - it is hard to pick a favorite. I really like scavenging stuff from thrift stores and yard sales and occasionally discarded items I come across. So I have a huge stash of crafting crap - all awaiting some miracle of craft magic. I really, really love taking something old or discarded and making something else with it. Using pop cans for jewelry, making plastic beads from pop bottles, fusing trash bags for a funky plastic fabric - I love stuff like that!

I like general crafting, beading, paper crafts. I would like to learn how to knit and crochet and my sewing skills are minimal.

When I craft, the house usually looks like a kindergarten class tore through on a sugar high. So if you expect perfect, yikes... not me.

I apologize in advance for dog hair on items (usually when I am taping an envelope shut it shows up) - I try to de-fur everything but stray hairs happen. Also, my dog Jasmine is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever/Lab mix - which means her fur is very kinky curly. Ok her fur looks like pubic hair so don't be alarmed.


Overall.. not too picky:

I also am very very progressive and liberal (oh no! lol) so I love things that celebrate gay pride, women's rights, diversity, pro-labor, pro-choice, pro-animal, pro-environment etc. If it will make Rush Limbaugh cry, then its perfect for me.

  • I love puppies! (mainly large breed dogs and puppies), paw prints, animals in general (cept for monkeys), nature scenes

  • Blue is my favorite color

    • I like lilac and lavender scented things, and roses
  • I love love love anything from K&Company, Graphic 45 or 7 Gypsies ...embellishments, paper, stickers etc. This is a major exception to my plea to stop sending me paper as an extra.

    • I love to laugh so humor (especially dark humor) is always appreciated
  • Milk Chocolate mmmmmm yummy

  • For Post Card swaps - I love nature themed ones and quirky ones. Humor is good too and I am not easily offended - go ahead and try me (ha!)

  • ATCs - I love funky ATC's! Some people have a preference for only flat ATC's. Not me - go wild, use all kinds of mixed media, make it bumpy and chunky with danglys and stuff. You don't have to - I love all kinds of ATCs, but for those of you that go a little wild - yay!

    • Handmade stuff - esp something you have knitted or sewn since these are skills I seriously lack

Ok I used to love extras, but you all have been so generous that I am now in possession of more stuff than I could possibly ever use. I love everything, I hate to part with anything and I am at risk for showing up on a very special episode of Hoarders - Crafter Edition. So please, no extras. Don't worry that it will effect if you get a heart - I never give hearts based on extras.

I also like to drink coffee, beer, wine, booze (not all at once) and occasionally smoke a cigar... I know its unhealthy, but I like sitting in the yard on a summer's evening reading a book and puffing on a stogie.

What I really love - is something that tells me about you :) Your passion, your creativity, your heart, means more to me than anything else.

The best "extras" I have received have been sweet handwritten notes that tell me about my swap partner. I have a huge box that I keep all my notes and cards in from my fellow swappers. I love it!


Like I said not too picky but I have a phobia of clowns - as in I will cry and have nightmares

I also don't like bugs (ok except for butterflies and dragonflies), monkeys/apes/chimps (I should have mentioned this earlier, because I got a great postcard but the chimps made me cringe... I think I must have had a bad experience in a prior life)

Since I don't have children, I don't find children themed things cute (like Anne Geddes stuff, porcelain dolls, Precious Moments). I don't mean that in a mean way, its just I don't have that awwww reaction to children.

Kawaii stuff... there are so many here who love it so save it for them - same with anime, cartoons, and stuff like that

I have to put a stop to accumulating any more PAPER!! I love it, hate to part with it and its taking over my craft space. Please, if you are tempted to send me any paper scraps (other than old book pages, music sheets or foreign language pages) STOP. Together we can help reduce my fire hazard in my craft area. Unless it is a specific swap for destashing ...that way I get rid of paper in exchange for new to me paper. It's a win-win.

The Fur Babies

And here is wonderful Durango - 12 yrs old and a total goofball


thebragal rated for IS-Coffee or Tea on an ATC-Int'l on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you ! Very nice.
Response: oh I am so relieved you got - I had just sent off a replacement just in case so now you will have 2 :) thanks for the rating
ChrisAnne rated for IS ~ Home made PC ~ LAYERS/USA on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I appreciate you joining my swap!
luleemik rated for Altered Puzzle Piece on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: What a great selection of altered puzzle pieces---each one unique and beautiful in it's own way!! I think I'll put a pin back on one or two so I can wear them and show them off:) Thanks for sending a great swap!!!
Response: Oh so glad you like them! I had a lot of fun making them for you! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Beautiful job on the ATCs! Love them both! Thank you so much for the resend also!
rjdolphin rated for Goes Together Like ___ ATC on Jun 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great cards. I agree, pets are a part of the family and it is hard when we lose one.
ValerieM rated for ATc mail themed on Jun 5, 2017
Comment: I just adore the fabric ATC and like the paper stamped one as well. thank you for the exrta postal ephemera. love it and will use it.
tigerlily2110 rated for WIYM - Penfriend Letter Swap on May 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you. I have sent you a message.
ScooterSissy rated for Sewing Theme ATC on May 16, 2017
Comment: I opened the best red envelope yesterday! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with me! Pinterest served you well because I loved everything you sent! Especially the sewing ATCs...not one, but two! Woohoo! I love to sew and these will be displayed near my sewing machine as a source of inspiration! That's what sharing our art is all about really, isn't it? To inspire others, motivate, cause introspection, to edify and ignite passion in others! Even the sleeve that the ATCs were nestled into was so darn cute, along with the extras...so many ribbons and the washi tape that sealed the deal! I look forward to future swaps with you. If you're interested we could do a one-on-one sometime if you like.
Karmi53 rated for May 2017 Themed ATC (International) on May 10, 2017
Comment: Hi love the atc its is very pretty love the flowers and the way you made it thanks. And thanks for the extras too
bbsporty rated for WIYM: Handmade Bookmark Swap on May 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you sooo much for the gorgeous bookmarks that you made for me! I love the rose on the cloth one and the purple and green one reminds me of the galaxy! Very pretty!
LowRain rated for May 2017 Themed ATC (USA) on May 7, 2017
Comment: Loved the ATC and the extras! lol thank you very much
smmarrty rated for IS: Glue/Salt Batik Mail Art on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Your postcard is lovely - I like the subtlety of the background. Thanks.
DaisyNY rated for IS: Glue/Salt Batik Mail Art on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: I think the salt aspect really worked well on this. The batik part would have been better had the watercolor had more intensity for contrast to the whiteness of the glue. It was very pretty and sparkly though. It made a nice background.
Comment: Beautiful, thank you so much
qbee rated for Lighthouse atc on Apr 16, 2017
Comment: thank you, Debbie
SamiE rated for International ATC swap 3 partners on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Love the spring themed butterflies ATC. Thanks so much.
Candyn29 rated for International ATC swap 3 partners on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: Great card
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Candyn29 rated for USA 5 partner ATC swap #2 on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome - thanks for the rating and the heart!
SamiE rated for USA 5 partner ATC swap #2 on Apr 11, 2017
Comment: Love the kitchen collage. Thanks so much.
Response: So happy you like it - thanks for the heart!
boriquaz rated for USA 5 partner ATC swap #2 on Apr 11, 2017
Comment: Love the atc, thanks so much!
Response: Glad you love it! Thank you for the heart!

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charlottenc on Aug 15, 2020:

Hi, I've tried to contact you re an uncompleted swap from 2017. I owed you 3 ATCs for WIYM-Me In 3 ATCs. I asked for your address to send them. If you don't want them, please just say so and I'll stop bothering you. I know you're a kind and fair person so I hope you'll let me complete this swap. Thanks, charlottenc.

charlottenc on Aug 15, 2020:
fluffyjunk on Oct 19, 2017:

Hi there!

I was randomly browsing the PF today and found a comment from you in THIS old thread. It was hard not to spit coffee all over the screen because I had to laughe suddenly! :D

Thanks for making my day!

DaisyNY on Jul 27, 2017:

I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy looking every day at the salt batik card you sent. I have it up at work along with my other favorites.

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Krochet4Life on Jan 8, 2017:

Hope this brings a smile!!! Have a great day ♥

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