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babyblues65

babyblues65
Date Joined: April 27, 2018
Last Online: September 17, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

Hello everyone! Happy 2021 and now I'm 55 years old!! About 10 years ago I discovered the world of art journaling, junk journaling, gelli printing, ATC creation and just anything that goes along in this realm. I love sharing with others and love receiving their works of art!! I also love learning from others through this process! I work a full time job in the Department of Defense and hate every minute of it even though I'm grateful for a job. So I counter that with doing art in my free time. I love to garden and have so much fun in the spring time bringing my backyard to life. I have 2 dogs, a husband of 8 years and 2 grown children. My son is a brain cancer survivor and I have journals that reflect my emotions going through that, and I still have days I have to put my rage and sadness somewhere so I put it in journal pages. My daughter is a beautiful 25 year old that is an amazing and accomplished artist, I'm totally jealous of her talent :-) but so happy she has it. We as a family love to travel, and we frequently can be found shopping at estate sales finding the best junk and crazy items that I can add to the piles in my art room and ephemera, I love UNUSUAL ephemera and old Vintage Books. My latest count was 52 of them, then I have hard time using them! LOL! I started out art journaling by going to Michael's and Hobby Lobby, but now I'm in the alley ways and thrift stores, the cheap or free or weirder the better! Ha ha ha!!

I used to travel a lot for work. In 2019 I traveled to Lebanon, Ireland, Germany, Amsterdam and was deployed to Iraq for 6 weeks. Of course 2020 put a halt to that and so far 2021 is not looking better on the travel front, but I look forward to travel opening up again. I love that I get to travel a lot, but it really cuts into my Swap Bot Time!! :-) Looking forward to retirement one day so I can craft when and where I want! I did bring a small art journal kit with me to Iraq and its challenging to use only what you have around you because there sure wasn't anything there!.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are art journaling, mixed media, watercolor, ATC's, Junk Journal and Travel Journals. I'm big on unusual ephemera and the Gelli Plate is the BOMB! Out of all of these, art journaling is my favorite because there are no rules and you don't have to be organized. One of my favorite mediums is watercolor. Other crafts I do on a limited basis is repurpose old furniture into new and I also love to garden with flowers, I consider that an art. At one time in my life I was an AVID scrap booker. I documented from the time my children were born until my son got sick, I lost my heart for it through that and never picked it back up. I then discovered art journaling after that.

Favorite Books

I read really fast and I read a lot!! I have my Amazon Prime Unlimited for this reason, it's worth the money to me to be able to find interesting books at a moments notice. I read anything and everything from non fiction, historical, fiction, dramas, poetry. I love to read about natural health, nutrition, finance, blogging, gardening and a good murder mystery. The one genre I do not care for anymore is romance, maybe because I'm old. LOL! I used to like romances when young, but slowly they became boring to me. I also do not care for deep sci fi, no interest. I proudly proclaim I've never watched Star Wars. Hey, no judgement for others that love it, I just don't. My favorite life time book is definitely Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel.

Favorite Movies

When it comes to movies, once again they reflect my book choices. I really love all of those genres but also love supernatural, crime. Planes Trains and Automobiles is my all time favorite movie to make me laugh and feel better when I am sad or upset. Don't know why, but it is. Maybe because I travel so much and have experienced similar travel stories. I also love any movies that make me feel or make me think, make me grow as a person, the same with music. If I like a song, I don't care the genre. So I like something about everything, no matter the genre.

Favorite Television

We only have Netflix and so I watch Netflix series mostly. My husband does like to watch Survivor on the internet but television is not what it used to be and I'm OK with it. Now that I don't watch much of it, I get so much more done in my life!!

Things I Like

I love receiving glittery beautiful things. Different Teas of all kinds. I like hot chocolate. I looovvvee coffee!! ....My favorite thing in the world are feathers, flowers, butterflies, birds and all things natural. In saying that, there is NOTHING that someone has made that I won't love. I'm the most unpicky person in the whole world. I love seeing where other people live, I love receiving ANY kind of mail, I love receiving something from a long time artist or someone starting out because I was there too. I don't have a preference for any kind of tea or extras, I love it all. My favorite colors are blues and greens, I love bling, pinks and reds, yellow when it is super bright and in general happy colors. I do have an appreciation for darks too though, especially Halloween, I love Halloween. It's so much fun to be weird and make Halloween stuff. I like Christmas, don't love it, but it is beautiful and I participate because others love it so much. NOTE: If you send me something and it doesn't meet the requirements of the swap but I can tell you put a lot of love into it, you will not be rated low. I'm here for the joy of giving and receiving, period. I haven't been flaked on yet so maybe that changes folks tunes. Also, if you ever have to pay postage on something, I will make it right!!! I always take my packages to the post office now, but even still I have had a few that don't have enough postage.

If you made it this far in my profile, thank you for reading it!! Have a wonderful day!

Ratings

tlemon4 rated for Halloween Junk Journal on Sep 13, 2021
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Comment: WOW!!!! LOVE , love , love it! Thank you so much for the awesome journal. I love all the papers that you used. So many great halloween goodies.The cover is so cute, what a cool book You are so very talented, I loved your hand drawn skeleton, & wonky Frankie..Also love the witch is in page. Thank you for all your hard work & time put into this journal. It will be treasured .I am still going thru the pages but was so excited I wanted to Thank you right away. Thank you for joining my swap, & I hope to swap again in the future!! xoxo
Begokschaf rated for 13 Days of Halloween USA on Sep 9, 2021
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Comment: I am so dang excited for Halloween now. Lol. The day after I get back from Hawaii I get to open. Thank you so much!
nomadmama rated for HS: Mr./Mrs. Bones swap on Sep 8, 2021
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Comment: Thabk you for the great painting! Skelita is great!
Jillemina rated for FTLOC#1-Move my excess quick -US on Aug 28, 2021
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Comment: WOW! You can imagine my surprise to get such a huge box? Going through it was like a trip to my favorite second hand store? THANK YOU!
cmalaina rated for Photo Journal USA on Jul 30, 2021
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Comment: πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°I love it all I have not read it all yet but I will omg I love it your amazing you just made me find my inspiration again so thank you for all the extra goodies I am so excited to use them all and add the new book that you made for me to start one of my own junk journals omg I don't know how to thank you but thank you thank so so much I love you !!! ❀️‍πŸ”₯❀️‍πŸ”₯❀️‍πŸ”₯
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Comment: I am absolutely thrilled with all the lovely bird embellishments you sent. (My favorite was the little book. It's awesome!) They have inspired me to start a new smash book. Thank you so much!
megan1230 rated for Junk Journal Stash Stuff Swap on Jun 19, 2021
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Comment: HOLY WOW!! This is the most amazing swap I think I have ever received! I had so much fun going through each and every piece, so I apologize for the late rating but I was just so absolutely enthralled with everything! Things I've never seen before! Thank you so much for your generous package!
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Comment: Wow ~ I was speechless with amazement when I opened this package! Its fantastic, its wonderful ~ so many good things that I love! And the wrapping paper is gorgeous too.
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Comment: Great job on your 1st zine!! I love all the beautiful colors and happy quotes. I also really love the little poem you sent as well. Thank you!!
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Comment: Great job on your first ever zine! Love all the different mediums you used and terrific art work! Great people faces:) Thanks for swapping with me!
monsbrick rated for April 2021 Journal Swap on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for this absolutely amazing journal! What a beautiful gift! I am blown away!!!
KaliOya rated for Book Pages Swap #4 βœ¨πŸ“œ on Apr 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the book pages. A really great variety. Really loving the math pages in Spanish. Thank you for all the pages in different languages. I look forward to using them in my crafting projests:) Happy swapping.
crochetjunkie rated for Magic Box Destash-- April on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for a great selection of items! It was fun to go thru!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful book pages and all the extra cookies.
cmmaldonado rated for Bits of Paper Goodness on Mar 27, 2021
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Comment: I can definitely use these, they’re awesome! Thank you much! πŸ₯°
toni rated for Bits of Paper Goodness on Mar 27, 2021
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Comment: thanks for the lovely papers!
chudson9379 rated for Paper Ephemera Detash on Mar 25, 2021
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Comment: This package was filled and really good thanks! Totally happy with everything in it so fun!!!
Kaitlynsansi rated for Ephemera Destash #1 on Mar 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for everything! I will be passing along quite a bit of stuff, since i have limited room, but none the less it was amazing!!
vick302000 rated for SUSA - ATC Mega Swap on Mar 15, 2021
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Comment: Fantastic collection. Thank you.
Wingy rated for February 2021 Journal Swap on Mar 4, 2021
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Comment: Omg what a lovely extra special swap. Wow you sure filled my heart with happiness. So many beautiful trinkets and cards. I have already looked thru the book a few times. I can honestly say that this has been one of the best swaps that i have received . Thank you so much .

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Comments

2Hearts on Oct 28, 2020:

Today on this gloomy, cold day I received a package stuffed to the brim with wonderfulness! I have looked through it 3 times now and it has inspired me to create! You are SO GENEROUS to share all of these goodies with me for "Make Me Happy With Happy Mail #36" and I am thrilled.... and................. H A P P Y! Thank you!!

jinxspinx on Apr 13, 2020:

Personally msged but wanted to post here too - I wanted to thank you for the STUFFED RAK box!! I had a BALL going through everything and I can use it all!! junk journals and junk windchimes!! AHHH you made my day!! Sharing with my mother in law too!! We THANK YOU!!!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

NWPlannerNaMa on Dec 24, 2018:

Thank you! So much....

Sherry71 on Nov 8, 2018:

I am hosting a public swap if you would like to join :) http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/271507

babyblues65 on Oct 25, 2018:

Gorgeous!!!!!! Thank you!

Sherry71 on Oct 10, 2018:

I Hope you like these feathers lol I will be sending out your package tomorrow with some feathers and some other stuff off your list.

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