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bluepnut

bluepnut
Date Joined: January 18, 2010
Last Online: February 9, 2012

Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

Mixed media art is my favorite craft. I create my own "greeting" type cards, scrapbook a little, but my real love is creating ATC's. I'm the only one that can sign up for scrap mania at my local Archiver's and spend the night doing ATC's. Most scrap-booker's think ATC's are strange art but they are curious souls.

Hobbies

Photography, technology, vintage fountain pens. My favorite photographic subjects are scenic and architectural.

About Me

I'm in my late 40's, unmarried, and employed as an automotive engineer. I have no children and I use art and photography to fill in some of my free time.

Favorite Books

My favorite author is William Gibson. He's written several books but my favorite was Virtual Light. I have a kindle and love it!

Teas

Some of my favorite teas are Hot Cinn. Spice, Chai (no milk), Earl Grey, Green Tea, and Mint. The past 6 months I've been experimenting in all sorts of loose and bagged teas. I prefer loose or the type of tea bags that look like fine mesh netting, rather than paper. I don't care for fruit teas or vanilla tea. Most of the teas I like are herbal or spicy but I'm open to try things. Your tea does not need to be wrapped, but please put it in a baggie to keep it fresh during the trip. I will take loose or bagged, just be sure it's protected inside a baggie and tell me the recommended amount, steep time for each tea, name of the tea, and the brand/company that makes it. Usually this will be on the box/bag it came in, and not all brews are the same.

Pets

I have a dog and 2 cats. All 3 are shelter/rescue pets. Please consider a shelter/rescue animal for your next pet.

What I like...

Earthy, rustic, leather, glass slides/memory glass, vintage glass, brass/copper/silver metal sheet or foils, art deco and vintage items/themes and textures (vintage as in circa late 1800's, 1900/1910/1920 not 1970/1980/1990). Old looking lace. Colored Buttons that are 1" or less. Vintage photos of people or good quality print outs of vintage photos small enough to use on a 3.5"x2.5" card. Goth, skulls, and steampunk is ok too (but not cutesy/Kawaii versions) . Paper craft flowers, brads, wire, metal mesh, small sticky crystals, interesting patterned/textured craft/heavy paper, german scrap. I like swirled patterns on papers and textiles. Fleur-De-Lis shapes/patterns/items. Colors: I prefer earth tones. Browns, greens, deep blood reds....My favorite color is vert green (like a bright olive green with a hint more yellow). Teas: I like mint teas the best but I also like chai and white teas. Coffee: Strong and often :-) Chocolate: Dark 70% cocoa and up. Junk Food: Chewy Spree and Dentine Ice gum

What's not for me...

Please no stickers, no craft foam sheeting shapes, no neon anything, no plastic beads/string/cord etc, no cut ups from magazines, no snips and bits of product packaging/boxes, junk mail, or other parts from your weekly recycle bin you'd normally put out to the curb. No holiday ribbons or papers. No religious or other organizational messages or ads. No Hello Kitty or other Japanese Kawaii type items. Nothing for children or items that would be interesting to a 4 year old. I'm not into cute or children at all, even a little bit.

The fine print...

If I mark my art/swap as sent, it really was, and on that very day. If you don't receive it in a reasonable amount of time, please email me and I will be happy to make you another! If my partner is overseas, I'll email you when I send it, so you will know it may take a little longer to arrive.

Ratings

Mimy rated for Indv. wrapped tea bag swap #2 on Feb 9, 2012
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Comment: Thank you SO much !! Wonderful teas and my dad really likes the pin ! :)
Vickyen rated for H is for .... ATC on Jun 25, 2011
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Comment: Hi! Your H ATC is just lovely! Thanks so much - you did great! Hugs and Happy Swapping!;)
TatiPunainen rated for Tea Swap #3 on Jun 15, 2011
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Comment: Thanks very much of your letter!=)
Susu007 rated for Tea Swap #3 on Jun 14, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for seding me such a lovely tea selection. I look forward to sipping them. They are all new to me.
blonde998 rated for K-cup coffee/tea variety swap on Jun 7, 2011
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Comment: I love, love, love the coffee you sent!! The coconut is awesome! I will have to look for that when it is out again. I love coconut! I can't wait to try the others. Thank you! Also, thanks so much for the paper punch! We do paper crafts too, so that is perfect!! I would give 100 hearts if I could! Thanks!
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aether rated for 2 tea bags for 2 partners! on Apr 25, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much! I've never had that type of earl grey I can't wait. I am also looking forward to the other ones, they seem like I'm really going to like them. Thank you for the awesome package. I am going to make my swaps as special as yours from now on <3 <3
A127 rated for 2 tea bags for 2 partners! on Apr 25, 2011
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Comment: Hi Carla, Just love the tea, and the ribbon and buttons! Thanks for all the goodies!
lizzie55555 rated for 2 Teas Swap #3 on Apr 7, 2011
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Comment: thank you ever so much for spoiling me loved everything you sent me my fav kool aid is the orange
Chobbits rated for 2 Teas Swap #3 on Mar 29, 2011
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Comment: Thank you very much for your wonderful extra package. I'm very impatient to discover the tea you have sent me. I like cinnamon so I think I'll appreciate your choice :). Thank you
CraftyRabbit rated for Free Theme ATC Swap #17 on Apr 26, 2010
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Comment: Sorry the response was so late. I loved the ATC. Thanks
Bups rated for Free Theme ATC Swap #17 on Apr 13, 2010
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Comment: Thanks - nice ATC!
Janetburns rated for Free Theme ATC Swap #17 on Apr 11, 2010
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Comment: Thank you, Janet
joytotheblog rated for Free Theme ATC Swap #17 on Apr 9, 2010
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madtatter7 rated for Free Theme ATC Swap #17 on Apr 9, 2010
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully created ATC and extras. I will be making some cards with these soon. Hugs, Linda Russell
Alphenquilts rated for March ATC: Happy Boy on Mar 17, 2010
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Comment: I love the 'Happy Boy' you have send me :-) I would love to see more of your work!!!
Response: You may get that chance. I'd like to see yours sometime as well. Perhaps we can arrange a direct swap. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
SunshineHoneyBee rated for St Patty's Day ATC on Mar 2, 2010
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Comment: nicely embellished St. Patrick's Day ATC which reminded me of Sherlock Holmes (I enjoyed the movie in Jan), heart is for the creativity you put into the ATC
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
CentralCaliGrrrl rated for Kiss me ATC on Feb 25, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for the great card! I love the details and special touches...one of the nicest I've ever recived!
Response: Thanks for the nice compliments, the rating and the heart! I'm glad you like it.
Vreyainlove rated for HEAR US ROAR! feminist atc swap on Feb 19, 2010
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Comment: I ADORE this ATC, Carla. I plan to show it to the students in my Race and Gender courses. :) This was the first one I received, and it's far more stellar than I imagined. Thanks so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. I really had a lot of fun with this topic and that style of ATC is one of my favorites to do. I refer to them as my art shrines. Thanks for the rating, the heart, and the student share!
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Comment: Wish I could give two hearts! The ATC is beautiful and I appreciate the "visual aids". Thank you :)
Response: One heart is more than enough. Glad I could help and I am thrilled you are so pleased with the ATC.

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Susu007 on Jun 15, 2011:

Tea Swap #3 Boy-oh-boy is the hot cinnamon spice tea good! Thank you.

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