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bauerdesigns

bauerdesigns
Date Joined: October 12, 2010
Last Online: September 12, 2021
Birthday: June 12
Country: United States
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About Me

For my swaps – I 100% ALWAYS send the swaps I sign up for. If for some reason you don't receive something from me within a reasonable time, please contact me and let me know!! I'm an awesome swapper and sometimes I cram a little too much in the envelopes I send, so it's possible a package could be stuck in the mail. I have also noticed mail delivery is running VERY slow in the US ( ex: Ohio to Florida 3 weeks, Oregon to Ohio 2 weeks, Ohio to Oregon 7 weeks, Texas to Ohio 3-1/2 weeks). So PLEASE message me before considering to leave a poor rating as I work VERY, very hard to make my swaps special.


I am a part time graphic designer working both in an office 20 hrs a week and freelance at home as the work comes in. I love making anything I can by hand. Luckily my husband has the same creative drive as I, and we spend our evenings and weekends working on all kinds of projects. We do have a girl that is 12, Wren, who is often in the middle of our creative whirlwinds - or often in the middle of her own art project. In addition, we have a large, long-haired kitty, Ginger, who adds to the mix.

I've been an artist forever. I started making jewelry and selling at my mom's craftshow booths when I was about 7. I colored, scrapped, painted greeting cards, and pictures all of my childhood. In high school I took every art class offered and settled upon majoring in Graphic design. I went to a 2 year college for design, met my husband and got an associates degree all in one place. Aside from designing on the computer, I've always had the strong urge to create with my hands.

What do I make? You name it I've tried it. I love sewing. Stained glass is a fave medium of mine, copperfoiling (like Tiffany style), kiln glass fusing, screen printing, scrapping, I have 2 button presses - 1 inch and 2 1/4 inch, notebook binding, jewelry making, perler beads, sticker making, painting, Cricut cutting.. the list keeps going. My husband does woodworking, knife making, screen printing, and is a pretty darn good illustrator (on instagram @ hazardsunlimitedart).

Something fun our little family does together is going to car shows. We have a 1972, orange VW Beetle that we love to cruise around town in. It's teeny tiny, loud, it smells like a Beetle, there's just about no comfort in the ride, but you cannot help but smile ear to ear the entire time you're in it. It was my first car and 20 years later I still have it! It's one of my favorite things on the planet.

As for general likes and dislikes, I'll try and think of everything I can to list below. So this is going to sound totally random : ) Main things though, I LOVE washi tape & stickers, anything from the 50's & 60's era and anything Volkswagen related.

Favorites:

Crafty supplies: vintage fabrics, floral fabrics, buttons, glass, paper, anything vintage, miniature things, old logos, lights, metal, ribbon, vintage jewelry, burnt out C9 Christmas light bulbs, vintage Christmas, unusual paper, small envelopes, mini suction cups, markers, pens, cool paper punches, glitter, yarn for random crafting or packaging, perler beads, stamps, stickers, big letters. If you can use it to make something, I'm sure I'll figure out what to do with it.

Colors: anything bright, red, lime green, aqua, rainbow, orange, galaxy

Season: Autumn. Love the leaves, pumpkins and bonfires. We were married Oct 1st.

Nature: birds, mushrooms (not to eat, yuck), trees, leaves, owls, squirrels, acorns, cactus & succulents, ferns, perennials, gardening, stars, pumpkins, bees, insects, cats, snowflakes, rainbows, clouds, sunshine, stars, galaxy

Food: Strawberries, pizza, TACOS!, cheeseburgers, rice, french fries, actually any form of potato, artisan breads, dinner rolls, muffins, baked goods, chocolate cake, chicken (especially chicken nuggets, haha!), pasta, garlic bread, breakfast foods, chips, nacho cheese, cheddar cheese, pie, Mountain Dew, CocaCola, Dr. Pepper, Hot Chocolate, just chocolate, cinnamon rolls, slushes, ice cream sundaes with caramel and pecans, m&m's, chili, soup, croutons, Ketchup - I put it on everything, ha!

Hobbies: I LOVE to bake cupcakes, cookies, breads, (I like unique ways decorate and package what I make), gardening, succulent growing (I never turn down a free plant), hiking, walking, kicking balls really high, spending time with my family, old-school Nintendo, being crafty, stained glass, graphic design, playing bingo, listening to music, screenprinting, going to thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, and antique shops, craft/art fairs, I love to sew and have an old sewing machine, Car shows, VW Beetles.

Music: early 90's alternative.. Weezer, Pearl Jam, Tool, Blind Melon, Counting Crows, Hole, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Tom Petty, the XX, the Naked and Famous, the Raveonettes, Lord Huron.

Things I collect: Brass Owls, Magnets, Christmas wrapping paper, candy dishes, cookie cutters, cupcake paper baking cups, scrap book paper, bird themed decor and jewelry (my girl's name is Wren, so there's the connection), Vintage advertising and brand logos (new and old). VW items, Super Beetle/Beetle related items.

Stickers/signs/sayings that say: Makers Gonna Make, Maker, Create, Crafty, Ohio, Derp, Derpy, Hello, Hi, Volkswagen, VW, Made it, Handmade, Snail Mail, Happy Mail

STICKERS: I LOVE stickers. Pipsticks, Violette, Stickii etc. are some of my fave brands. I love micro stickers, stars, rainbows, flowers, cats, snails, mushrooms.. the list goes on. I don't use planner stickers though.

Random things: I say 'dude' and 'oh man' a lot (so much my girl says it a lot too) Have dark brown hair & eyes. I like earrings, bracelets and necklaces, though I'm not a fancy person. I usually wear jeans and a tee everyday. I like scarves and fingerless mitts. I think it's funny to make fake fart noises. I'm big into recycling and reusing. LOVE anything from the 50's and 60's.


THINGS I NEED: Scrap vinyl, HTV or cardstock for Cricut cutting. Vintage fabric, or vintage sheets. Christmas gift tags. Small envelopes, cello bags, stamp envelopes, handmade envelopes. Washi tape & stickers. Stamps (new or used) or even stamped paper if you have a cool stamp design to share. Paint brushes. Tiny boxes or tins. Binder clips, paperclips or clothes pins. Magnets. Glitter (contained, don't glitter bomb me). Paint: acrylic, watercolor, guache, puffy. Fabric dye. Anything Happy Mail or Snail Mail themed. Postcards. Balloons. Bouncy balls.

THINGS I DO NOT NEED: ribbon, lace, doilies, paint swatches/chips

Dislikes: Veggies (I really don't eat many), the victorian era, shabby chic, powder and lavender scents, Creepy/Horror Halloween, Game of Thrones, Deadpool, sitting all day, being cold.


My daughter: You can feel free to send stuff for my girl Wren (she's 12) - Often she's my artsy partner-in-crime helping me with the projects I send via Swap-bot. She likes: Cats, dragons, owls, foxes, turtles, dragons, galaxy theme, minecraft, Arc, pokemon, Kermit the Frog, Wings of Fire book series, Marvel & DC comics/movies/action figures, Star Wars, Star Trek, the Office, Adventure Time, Amazing World of Gumball, video games, derpy things, memes. Art supplies, painting, watercolor, markers, stickers, perler beads, puffy paint, shrinky dinks. French Fries, Tacos, and cookies. She LOVES art projects. (She would also like to add that she's NOT a girlie girl - so no pink, cutesy stuff LOL!)

Ratings

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Comment: I loved the LouPaper card! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful stamps! I can’t believe the wide variety you shared - clearly I need to add some more to my own collection! And thank you SO much for the lovely “mail” stamps, the mini envie was ADORABLE! ♥️
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Comment: Dear Kelly, getting your little stamping bundle was such a moment of joy. Thank you so much for the love and care in preparing it all, including the just for fun goodies 💛💛 Hope you’re having a great summer!!
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Comment: what a wonderful collection of stamped images you sent!
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Comment: Love LouPaper and English Breakfast tea! Thank you! :)
aspens rated for Ugly PC Swap #34 on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: I LOL'd at this card because I have the exact same one that's been sitting in my stash forever too!! Also love the cynical stickers you put on it. HAHA! Thanks for sending!
Response: Haha! A truly ugly card when multiple people won't use it. I can say I feel a weight has been lifted without that postcard lurking in my stash 😂 Thanks for the heart ❤️
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Comment: I have to agree, kinda boring. Thanks tho, Rich
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Comment: Thank you for the Ohio postcard. Love the drawings, especially the Cincinnati chili. My husband grew up eating it, only they called it 'chili spaghetti'. I'll have to check out colorku. I agree with needing color! Take care and thanks again. :)
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Comment: What a beautiful pc!!
dakotadee rated for Traveling Sticker book #28 on Apr 17, 2021
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Comment: You have a cool book. I am honored to add to it. Thank you for the extra stickers
heidiblooms rated for Profile Swap - Kelly + Heidi on Mar 25, 2021
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Comment: YAY!!! Thank you so much for all of the amazing stickers! Absolutely love the butterfly postcard as well. Thank you again!
heidiblooms rated for Traveling Sticker book #26 on Mar 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers!! LOVE what you did with the color gradient for your pages in this one :)
alittledabble rated for Christmas Card Swap on Feb 28, 2021
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Comment: I'm so glad the bunny has some shade and butterflies now. He seems so content.
Response: Glad to hear he made the journey safely! Thanks for the heart!
mags142 rated for LSRUS-Random Acts of Happiness US#2 on Feb 25, 2021
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Comment: Hello Kelly. Unfortuatly I had to be away for a while, but a late rate is better than never. Thank you for your patience and hope you know I still intend to send you yours. I saved this envelope to make sure I did not misplace it and be able to rate you. The kind words are actually just what I need right now. Thank you so much for putting so much care in this swap. Take care!
Response: Thank you for the heart and for rating even though it's been awhile! I appreciate you taking the time!!
denisedecker58 rated for This or that pc #1 on Feb 24, 2021
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Comment: This actually just arrived even though it was postmarked January 5th!!! Thank you!
Response: holy cow! The USPS seems to be all over the place with delivery times. That little postcard must have gotten lost along the way - or took the scenic route 😂
katierose rated for Traveling Sticker book #24 on Feb 15, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the bonus stickers!
Ashzaller rated for This or that pc #1 on Jan 23, 2021
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Comment: Great choices! I will posting the next round soon!
nsciambi rated for Holiday Postcard Swap! on Jan 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! I love that your town has a light contest! We don't put up lights, but I have a friend who goes all out, synchronizing music to his lights. It's pretty impressive and very time consuming. He loves it though! Happy New Year!
loverofpostcards rated for This or that pc #1 on Jan 10, 2021
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Comments

bluecrayons on Jul 24, 2020:

thank you for the angel mini banner . very adorable.

Peanutbutterrhino on May 16, 2020:

Hello! Thank you for the comment on my page😊

I agree totally! - I like different swaps too! Hopefully, in the future we will come up with more of them! If you would like to do a private swap, read my profile (as I’m about to read yours) and perhaps we have some great trading potential. 😊.

Have a Great Day! -Jan

vick302000 on Feb 10, 2014:

I love the selection of Christmas tags you sent me. Just wanted to thank you again.

dalbright on Nov 14, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

katiewoo on Oct 23, 2010:

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It is my absolute pleasure to leave the first message on your profile! Thanks so much for the most awesome swap, I really appreciate the care, thoughtfulness and time you put in. have fun with swapbot! xx

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