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evanselli

evanselli
Date Joined: January 3, 2017
Last Online: May 7, 2021
Birthday: June 1
Country: Canada

About Me

I am a wife,mother and grandmother.WOW that makes me sound so old! But I feel very young at heart, another cliche :) I have been divorced and am now happily married to my soulmate. I have 4 girls and a boy, and he has 4 girls, and between us we have 25 grandchildren. Now there is a way to stay young! After carrying these titles for very many years I am on a new journey to find another path in my life to "find myself". I live in a rural community in Alberta, Canada. I enjoy this small town life except when I need Michaels therapy. I love having my own home and yard, love the challenge of growing vegetables and very beautiful flowers. Summers are happily spent planting, weeding and harvesting. We have apples trees (2) raspberries, strawberries, saskatoons and the beginnings of a small patch of blueberries. After a long hot day in the garden we love to enjoy something cold to drink and a cool gentle breeze. I have not been snail mailing or doing swaps for very long but the little I have done has been really awesome. I always follow through on my obligations and mail on time. one of the activities have found to step outside the box I find myself in. A nice box but it"s time to venture out.

Favorite Music

Generally speaking I enjoy just about all kinds of music, even a little heavy metal thanks to my son. I don"t care for country, jazz, blues. Some of my favourites right now are Adele, Maroon 5, Hedley, the Congos, July Talk etc. I get introduced to a lot of different music by my kids.

Favorite Books

I love reading but it is very random. A couple of my favourite books are To kill a mockingbird, grapes of wrath, gifts from the sea. I really like reading true crime, many of which are solved. I think it fulfills my need for justice.

Favorite Crafts

I am not really a movie or TV person although I enjoy both. I guess thats why crafts have always been big for me. I have done a lot of different crafts but I think I have settled around paper crafting. I never met a piece of paper or sticker I didn't love. I have loved paper as long as I can remember. I am also working on a fixer-upper doll house that one of my girls found for me and that has me delving into the world of miniatures. No surprise as I have always loved tiny things too.

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Well other stuff about me- we have two ginger cats and a mutt, all a little quirky in their own ways. I love the ocean and hope we can retire to the west coast of BC. one day. I love the colors blue and green in all their shades and hues. I love beads and sand and shells and driftwood. I truly love rainy days! They evoke such calming feeling for me but I also will step to a doorway for a good thunder storm. I love bees and dragonflies and ladybugs. Autumn days that are crisp and cool, leaves that have fallen and rained on make me happy. Don't want to go on and on but there is a little bit of me. I think I'm going to like it here :)

About Me

March 3, 2021 I would just like to say thank you to all my swap partners. I have had a difficult time responding to the ratings I’ve been given. The past year has been particularly difficult. Our dog,Chloe died a year ago in January, My husband hit a moose the beginning of February, luckily thanks to his driving skill he was not hurt but the pickup was written off. We also lost one of our kitties. Then the worst, My husband’s 18 year old granddaughter was killed in a terrible car accident. It’s just been hard to keep up with things, and then COVID. I will say that we are carrying on with our heads up. There are still so many bright spots in our lives. We have gotten 2 new cats,Benny 2 years ago and Jett last year. Those two are so entertaining. I will say the the swaps I have been sent always,always put a smile on my face. I love sending swaps as well, it gives me the opportunity to stretch out beyond the sadness and give to others. We are looking forward to a better year in 2021.

Likes and dislike

I totally love washi that is quite large. Shaped paper clips, charms, textured paper, printed vellum, ocean themed anything, washi stickers especially flowers, anything with a vintage look. My favourite colours are blue, green, ocean colours, gold and pink. I like graphic 45, Tim Holtz, I like things that go together like stickers, paper and ephemera. I love faeries. There are very few things I dislike, I use every thing I am sent in some form of art or another. Don’t really care for religious themed anything. I appreciate that everyone is at different levels in art. If you put in your best effort, then I will love it. I appreciate the time people take to make their mail special.

Ratings

tigermousecat rated for Vintage Bingo on May 7, 2021
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Comment: Girl you are fast. Just mailing out mine today. Love your thought processes on this. One thing that many miss right now at our senior centre is Bingo afternoons. They would have it right after the lunch service. Lord help you if you sat at their table before bingo started. Thanks for a very fun page!
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Comment: Wow! I absolutely LOVE the tags and journal card. The extra snippet strip was absolutely beautiful and I am going to use it on one of my journal covers. It is so pretty. Thank you so, so much! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
sassafrass rated for CS: 3-2-1 Swap on May 5, 2021
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Comment: Oh my goodness, where to begin! Everything you sent is just absolutely beautiful and so thoughtful. I especially love the stitched folio! I can tell how much time and care you put into all of the handmade goodies and they are so appreciated. Love the little envies too with your charms. I look forward to using all the little bits and bobs in the stitched envelope too. Thank you so SO much for everything you said. Your swap and beautiful envelope made my day!
Shoreart rated for CPG Mini Envies - Global on May 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the mini envis. This may be the nicest swap have ever received!
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Exciting Envelopes #2 on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Hi Sylvia and thanks so much Exciting Envies #2. This one you made with the window envelope is awesome! I love the nature theme and the papers you used are so pretty. Your embellishments and enclosed tags are just so well done and I love the journal card tucked in the side pocket. And the envie made from a dictionary page is great! It's amazing to me how much some stitching adds to a project and this is no exception. And I love all the goodies you included iinside. And thanks so much for the extra papers you sent me to add to my stash of goodies!
weatherwax rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #9 on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for such a fun envelope! I like it on the outside and inside :) :) I love the variety & I am in love with the little cards with the tropic birds! Thank you & have a fabulous May!
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Triple Pocket JJ Insert on Apr 29, 2021
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Comment: Hi Sylvia and thank you so much for the journal pocket with insert. I really like this paper that you used and your bee wax seal on the outside is awesome! I don't have a wax seal but now I want one! The two tags with the stitching are very cute and I love this little notebook you made to go in the top pocket - brilliant! The magnetic closure is great as well. Thanks you so much for a fun swap and for all the extra papers you sent me as well!
thequilterslink rated for Part two 12 x 12 on Apr 27, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much, love the paper you used, and thanks so much for all the extras.
isabellasnow rated for WIYM: STAMP IT! Mail Art on Apr 27, 2021
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Comment: Hi Sylvia! Wow . . . this envelope is GREAT. You put a lot of effort into it and it shows. I love the stamps you used--is it a set? I always think Canada has the prettiest stamps--lots of them seem to be nature-inspired. Thanks for the wonderful enclosures, too; I'm crazy for that metallic sticker paper! Hope we're partnered again very soon.
Artstamper rated for Roses,Lady and Pearls on Apr 26, 2021
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Comment: This is a beautiful page!! Love the different ways you added the pearls. Thank you so much.
9O96O rated for CS: Postcard Pen-pal on Apr 23, 2021
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Comment: Hi SO, so nice to correspond with you. I really like the collage postcard. You have an eye for putting ephemera together.. So cool that you answered one of my questions on my profile. It will be nice to get close to all of our family again. This large size format is great for papercrafting fun, and for writing a little bit more.
Zander rated for YTPC: One Page Pocket Book on Apr 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank You so much for this gorgeous swap, I just love the book and you also sent me the mini booklet it so adorable. And I love all the extras Thank You have a great weekend.
user6937 rated for SheetLoad of Cards April on Apr 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you - lovely cards! The Washi is beautiful :)
wincejl rated for YTPC: Mini Notebook on Apr 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notebooks and all of the wonderful extra goodies!
HelenG6 rated for Pick 10 - Canada on Apr 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely stash you have sent. The greenhouse washi is pretty, stamps always welcome, scrapbooking sheets, ME bookmark, address labels, etc. All are lovely items!! I appreciate your excellent swap =P
tigermousecat rated for Vintage Mother's day on Apr 21, 2021
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Comment: Lovely image. Very pretty colour combo with the softness. Hope all is well with you and yours. Thankful I have become a regular homebody! If not for crafting I would go crazy!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lively shakers and extras you are so sweet
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Comment: Hi Sylvia! Great hearing from a fellow Canadian. I could relate to your woes about all the lockdowns. It never seems to end, does it? I feel for you not being able to get together with your family. Sure hope we will get through this soon as it seems to be dragging on forever. Thanks for your nice letter and all the goodies. Take care of yourself and stay safe. I can't wait to get my vaccination next Friday. At least it's something that gives me hope that things are moving forward. Cathy/Writercat
CraftyShana76 rated for YTPC: Washi Pockets on Apr 16, 2021
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Comment: Everything about this swap is magnificent! From the envelope it came in to the contents to the washi pockets themselves. TYSVM!!!! I love it all!!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely handmade card and extras!

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Comments

evanselli on Jan 26, 2017:

thanks, happy to be here

MommyKnows on Jan 18, 2017:

Nice Profile! Welcome to Swap-bot!

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