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LilDragonCreations

LilDragonCreations
Date Joined: September 8, 2020
Last Online: May 7, 2021
Birthday: October 20
Country: United States
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Current Updates

4-6-21 I'm back, after taking time off to handle some personal real world problems. Looking forward to jumping back into things! Happy Spring & Summer!

1-5-2021

Happy New Year Everyone.

Just to let everyone know, I had some issues in December, and as a result of some of them, I ended up 'taking off' time from Swap-bot, basically the last 2 weeks of December, give or take a few days.

I have responded to all messages, and made sure all swaps were sent out and done before I took the time away. I am back to checking daily now.

I have also caught up on all ratings for those swaps I have received. Basically, if I got something from you, I gave you a 5, because I have cleaned my studio/office space and I honestly put most of it away and can't check to see what I was sent individually. Didn't think that one through oops. :)

I wish everyone well, and look forward to many more swaps in 2021!

About Me

I live in Phoenix, love Halloween & Christmas, and making others happy with my art. I do a little of everything to keep from being bored. 2 cats, full time job, 2 kids, no husband anymore ;). 1 is halfway through college, the other is a senior in high school. I was furloughed earlier this year from a 7, almost 8 year long job, and just recently started a new job - so wish me well there.

I hope to be able to go back to college and do the midlife career change thing, but we will see how the next month goes at the new job first.

Favorite Crafts

Resin, polymer clay, junk journaling, mixed media, Cricut crafting, acrylic painting, card making, scrap booking, mold making, some jewelry. Slowly learning water color.

I've worked (a few years) as a professional art instructor at a local paint and sip type studio, I've taught at Joanns and Michaels both (and will never do that again for either store). You name it, I've probably taught it - except for anything to do with a sewing machine. :) That is one frontier I have not wandered into yet.

HALLOWEEN

I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!!! Not the gore, but everything else about it. Traditional, gothic, creepy cute "spoopy", vintage, ALL. OF. IT. :)

Favorite Books

I picked books because books. Too many individual titles so I'll just go with some of my top authors off top of my head. Gena Showalter, Sherilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, Diane Gabaldon, Anne Rice, JK Rowling (I still have to list her due to my everlasting love of Harry Potter - I DO NOT agree with any of her political views however). Anne McCaffrey, are some of the big ones. There are many others as well. I love many many authors found in Kindle Unlimited - dozens of which are self published.

In terms of genre, I mostly go for escapist fiction, be it historical, paranormal, or fantasy.

Craft Supplies - GOOD

What I would appreciate: Unusual or vintage ephemera (post cards, signs, etc) (I adore Tim Holtz' style) of any holiday. I scan them in and reprint them so I never use the original. Washi tape samples are good. Trims & Ribbons are good. Stickers! yay Stickers! Anything Disney, Harry Potter, Halloween, christmas - all appreciated. unusual buttons, charms, anything small and flat that can be used in mixed media is welcome too. Paper ONLY if it is a pretty, cool, holiday specific, vintage, or a handmade by you background...cause thats always cool!

Atc's Memory Dex cards, bookmarks, greeting cards - anything like that that's handmade I will treasure and keep!

Napkins - YES YES PLEASE Heidi Swapp branded items - YES YES PLEASE Tim Holtz branded items - YES YES PLEASE Tonic studios, Graphic 45 papers - all YES YES too please.

Bookmarks - I collect them so any size, type, style, handmade or storebought...YES YES PLEASE

Fantasy - this is the one area of paper items I will always say yes too. doesn't matter what type of fantasy, it's always yes.

I LOVE DRAGONS. I LOVE UNICORNS AND OTHER HORSE LIKE CREATURES. Anything to do with these I will squeal with happiness like a little girl.

Items like a sheet of basic stamped images that I can color in - that would be cool! thats different!

patterned tissue paper and decoupage / collage paper also are ok please.

Non paper items: um... ask? I can't think of any right now.

I will update this list as I think of more things to add to both

SWAP INFO

I have been working very hard to keep my rating at all 5s, and have one or two cards come back to me from an October 2020 swap because I didn't put enough postage on them. OOPS! So If you are still expecting a card or something from me from then, Please message me, chances are it was just returned back to me or lost in the mail. I participate in swaps both here and on Facebook, in 8 years of doing this (mostly on Facebook) I have only ever missed 1 swap - due to a nasty case of strep throat 5 years ago. So please, contact me first, I will bend over backwards to make it right for you.

Additionally, I LOVE sending extra goodies out with each swap - sometimes I get a bit carried away - but I try to make each thing I send out over the top and something I would love to recieve. Any questions - don't hesitate to ask.

Any swaps I host, and there will be a more than a few as we head into the holiday season, I will ALWAYS angel if needed. No questions asked.

Craft Supplies - Please No

What I really DON'T need: BASIC paper pieces. I have way too much of those to begin with. Please. Seriously. I am drowning in them. I have more cardstock than I can use in a lifetime, and a stack of 12x12 paper pads that is LITERALLY 4 feet tall. I own 2 Cricut machines, so unless what you have is super rare or one of the exceptions listed above, please keep it and send it to someone else that is still building their stash up. I am trying to clean mine out some LOL.

Please, no overtly religious items. I am not religious - I have my personal spirituality and I am good without the bible verses, crosses, etc.. Please save them and send them to someone that would use them, and not just toss it in the trash. :)

book pages - I have a collection of about 12 vintage, damaged, and well used books ranging from old encyclopedias to novels found at the dollar store. I have enough book pages to last me till next century :)

I will update this list as I think of more things to add to both

Ratings

winterBlue rated for Send 10 Stamped Images #2 on May 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the images!
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Comment: Thanks so much.
Gaucha rated for Santa Claus card swap on Mar 2, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for your Christmas card that arrived today!! Everyday is Christmas at swap-bot ;-)
Response: WOW a 3 month long Journey!??? What stories that card would tell! That's crazy. Happy it finally came!
Seacrow rated for Valentine Card Kit on Jan 16, 2021
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Comment: Oh my goodness, Beth, you sent a wonderful package of goodies that was so fun to open and play with. Can hardly wait to start crafting my Valentine cards now. Thank you so very much for such lovely abundance and sweet treats, too. Hugs, Cheryl
Eel9585 rated for ATC int #10 - Spooky on Jan 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ornaments!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ornaments!
Kirkdebb rated for Christmas Ornament Swap on Dec 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the fun ornaments! I was so excited to receive them and add them to my tree! Merry Christmas!!!
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Comment: I loved the ornaments! They were so professionally made, thank you for this swap and I hope you and your family are safe.
Mindy82671 rated for Christmas shaker ATC-USA only on Dec 19, 2020
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Comment: Wish I could give you higher than a 5πŸ’–! The shakers are gorgeous!!! The sweater ornament is super cute too, did you make that? Love your crafting style! I swap on Instagram too if you ever wanna go a private swap. Merry Christmas πŸŽ„
PlannerCoz rated for Santa Claus card swap on Dec 6, 2020
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Comment: thank you for the cute card
suepier rated for Christmas Card Exchange (USA) on Dec 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and coloring pages.
suepier rated for Santa Claus card swap on Dec 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty Santa card.
trishay79 rated for Santa Claus card swap on Nov 21, 2020
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pyneapplequeen rated for Christmas Card Exchange (USA) on Nov 20, 2020
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Peaches12 rated for Christmas Card Exchange (USA) on Nov 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! Politics is one of the reasons I retired from teaching!!
aero rated for Christmas Card Exchange (USA) on Nov 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you 😊
craftychristine rated for HALLOWEEN SPIRIT on Nov 19, 2020
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating! I missed rating but the card has been hanging up and my whole family has been enjoying it. We love it, thank you!
CarmicWords rated for Christmas Card Exchange (USA) on Nov 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing Halloween card. I love it !! And all the little extras too. Wow !!!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 30 4 5
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Comments

9O96O on Apr 26, 2021:

Thanks LilDragonCreations I appreciate the transparency and that you got back to me quickly.

LilDragonCreations on Apr 22, 2021:

In answer to the comment by 9O96O, the ATC was mailed out this morning (4.22.21), and the due date was 4.20.21. On the 19th and 20th, I was dealing with a bout of food positioning from a bag of bad shrimp that laid me out flat in bed for 2 days. The ATC's (I always do multiples at a time), were still curing by the evening of the 18th, and I had plans of mailing it out on the 19th. It has taken me the last 2 days to catch up with work, life, laundry, etc., and so yes, I mailed it out 2 days after the final day. Life happens sometimes, it does to us all. :)

I wanted to leave the comment up to show that I am transparent, and do take care of what I need to, and am up front and honest when things don't go the way they are supposed to.

9O96O on Apr 21, 2021:

Hi LilDragonCreations, you have not marked your ATC as sent. And you haven't been on site since April 9. I hope all is well and you'll be back and will mail out your ATC for USA/CAN Artist Trading Card #314417.

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