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craftykathy1

craftykathy1
Date Joined: May 4, 2008
Last Online: June 12, 2021
Birthday: July 12
Country: United States

About Me

I'm married, no children, unfortunately. I'm the youngest of 6 children. I have many nieces, nephews and even great nieces and nephews.

I have been a professional nanny for many years. I've taken care of children in some capacity for most of my life. It's a blessing to help children grow and learn.

I like to do volunteer work. I currently help in our local chapter of Birthright. It's a free, confidential service for pregnant girls and women. I also help out at a women and children's crisis center.

My Bible, going to Mass, Adoration, and my walk with Jesus are very important to me. I've recently come across Bible journaling. I'd like to get one of these Bibles and try it out!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy working with different media. I like to find ways to recycle interesting items I find/receive. Then I came across ATCs. The cards first and then more recently the coins. I haven't tried art journaling yet (or smash books), but I do want to try that. I've done altered books (LorriMarie Jenkins style), and I enjoy this very much. I've done scrapbooking, Zentangle, cross stitch. I am always looking for new ways to express my creativity. I'm interested in learning the art of stamping and quilling. I'm getting into drawing now too.(mostly trying the human figure, face, etc., but want to get into landscapes), want to try crochet too (have instructions but haven't tried it yet)

Favorite Books

LOVE to read! The only thing I don't really read are westerns and not much heady romantic novels (like Harlequin romance) or graphic novels. Haven't gotten into any biographies either, but if anyone had any suggestions, I might.

Favorite Movies

Adventure, Psychological thrillers, suspense, comedies, dramas, romance, etc. Love to see a good movie! some examples: Harry Potter series, Twilight Saga, Lord of the Rings, The Mirror has Two Faces, Pirates of the Carribean…, Hallmark films, love the series and movies of Signed, Sealed and Delivered.

Favorite Television

Shows I used to watch: Supernatural, Smallville, Ghost Whisperer, Law & Order: SVU, Without a Trace, Lost, Heroes, Friends, X-Files, Angel, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Fringe, Bones, Firefly, Castle ('course I just love that Nathan Fillion!), Once Upon a Time. Elementary (sad that it ended), Shows I currently watch: The Rookie, God Friended Me (now sadly, this show is in the past. The series ended.), and Blue Bloods.

Favorite Music

My radio station is Contemporary Christian Rock- Third Day, Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Crowder, Lauren Daigle, etc.. I like uplifting/Christian/inspirational music. I like Jazz as well, but don't listen to it often. Big Band music for when my husband and I can go Swing dancing. I still do listen to 80's music every now and then, Bon Jovi is my favorite.

Passionate about

Dolphins-sea and ocean life, crafting, Ireland/Irish heritage; love, pens, pencils, markers, interesting papers; the color purple (any shade); butterflies; love to Swing dance, and Ballroom dance...and dance in general.

Likes

photography, lilies (Stargazers, mostly), anything Celtic/Irish, hearts, dogs (smaller breeds mostly, but love Huskies); going to garage sales/thrift stores and finding treasures to create with; also like the colors red, dark or "hot" pink, blue, green; bookmarks (but I have enough right now, PLEASE don't send any more at this time), stamps

Dislikes

any violent/sexually graphic items; the color orange (except as pertaining to fall); anything depicting prejudices (unless it's to prove a point artistically); not really a house cat person, but like wild cats like tigers, panthers, cheeta, etc.; no perfumes or coffee; nothing WICCA, Tarot, or cult related; Hello Kitty; anime

Items I'm looking for

any embellishments, ideas/instructions on stamping & quilling or different techniques on making background papers, lace, eyelet brads, brads, buttons, vintage anything, miniature anything (envies, game pieces, etc.), punched shapes-flowers, hearts, circles, scalloped circles, butterflies, etc.; washi tape; old art magazines, esp. from Stampington (like their art journal magazine); paper napkins with designs; interesting images for focal points-such as vintage type pictures of people, butterflies, birds, dragonflies, gears and other machinery and mechanical devises, fashion magazine faces, pictures of jewelry and various cosmetics or perfume bottles; Tim Holtz style anything, but especially his paper dolls; inspiring quotes, esp. from Scripture; stamped images

Ratings

bluerose3 rated for CPG Zentangled PC - US on Jun 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, Love how you did this. Not sure of what percentage of my heritage.
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Comment: Love this butterfly coin and quote!! Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome. It was my pleasure.
PaperPassion rated for Altered Puzzle Piece on Jun 8, 2021
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Comment: The puzzle piece is wonderful, thanks so much
Response: You're very welcome. So pleased you like it.
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Meliknives rated for USATC: 6 Element ATC Swap on May 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I love the way it came out, even better that you had fun making it!
LauraM540 rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Coin on May 2, 2021
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Comment: Cool Coin, thanks so much!
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Comment: Thank you Kathy, for the prayers, the profile comments, and the envie of goodies. God Bless!
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Comment: These pages are awesome!! I love the blue wallpaper print, i can never think of what it's called. All the things you made for it are amazing! The teabag booklet is so cool.. all of it is! Thank you so much, i cant wait to put everything together!! ♥️
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Comment: Thanks for this cute swap and all the extras! I love how you used the napkin on the outside and made 2 pockets out of it! Thanks for the inspiration! I am gluing napkins to anything that is not moving! LOL Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are very welcome. Glad I could provide some inspiration. That's what I enjoy about swapping...learning new things and getting to know people. Napkins are definitely a fun medium to work with. Thanks for the heart. Blessings to you, Kathy
nancybarlow rated for USAPC: Glue Book Page: Green! on Mar 24, 2021
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Comment: Kathy, what a clever glue book page! I love the "door!" And the text over the file drawers, AND the gold outlined color names. However, I will not paint anything 'steamed spinach.' :) Thanks so much for a delightful page.
Response: You are very welcome. I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for the heart. Blessings to you, Kathy
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful PC and for incorporating so many of my favorite things and my word for the year! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: So glad it finally made it to you and that you like it. I do like to incorporate as much as I can from my partners' profile. That's a way I like to make it special. :) Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: What a fun altered puzzle piece. Love all the texture and techniques that went into making it. Thank you for my happy mail Kathy! 😁
Response: You are very welcome. I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: Your sig is wonderful. I don't care about size. Thank you for the purple scheme - It will work great in my journal for this swap.
Response: I am SO PLEASED you like it. It really was a pleasure to make for you. I realized that I prefer the larger size that I accidentally made. Thank you for the heart. Stay well.
georgiafae rated for A.I. - Make some Coins on Feb 2, 2021
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Comment: Very nice and fun ATC Coins! I like doing them too but you are right there is not enough swaps of them out there. I like that you read my profile to create these for me-means a lot! Take care and stay safe!
rjdolphin rated for Altered Puzzle Piece on Jan 29, 2021
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Comment: nice, thank you!
Kirkdebb rated for CR: Hairy Mail Art -USA on Jan 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun Llama! Confetti was a good idea for his hair.
EverydayAngels rated for Journal challenge on Jan 23, 2021
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Comment: Amazing journal! THANK YOU and blessings to you! I am slowly reading through it and enjoying every second of it. You are AWESOME! Thank you again and be safe! Sending big hugs and prayers to you
Response: You are so very welcome. I am very pleased you like it. Thank you for the heart. Thank you for the prayers as well and you stay safe.
Pandd rated for Altered CD on Nov 27, 2020
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Comment: I liked your 3 idea on your altered CD. It was quite fun and we enjoyed it. At least two of the three are here right now. I will be hanging it in my studio. Thank you for Participating in the swap. Pat💕💕
yvonne401 rated for PW ~ Encouraging Notecard Swap on Nov 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your kind words and encouraging scriptures! So sorry for your recent loss! I pray with time it gets easier! God Bless!

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Comments

Zypdoda on Feb 28, 2021:

Thank you, Kathy, for your kind words on my profile. ❤️

Zefaniya on Feb 28, 2021:

I hope you have a fantastic week!

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 1, 2021:

Happy new year!! From Cherry Blossom Lady!

Amelia on Nov 26, 2020:

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm here to decorate your profile with cuteness!

ChrisAnne on Sep 25, 2020:

Welcome to The Christian Homestead. We are happy to have you aboard.

Amelia on Aug 17, 2020:

Hello, fellow Catholic :)

LindaW on Jul 31, 2020:

Thank you for the Birthday blessings. I had a nice day celebrating with my hubby.

stormofangels on Jul 16, 2020:

Happy Belated Birthday!

CherryBlossomLady on Jul 7, 2020:

Hello Friend!

bpl76 on Jun 28, 2020:

Stopping be to say hi and have a great day !!

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