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Date Joined: March 30, 2022
Last Online: June 28, 2022

Country: United States

About Me

Hello! My name is Joanne and I live in California. My top craft-related hobbies are: card-making, photoshop, digital scrapbooking. I love making cards and I have tons of materials and tools for card-making. My favorite techniques are stamping, die-cutting, coloring, and dry embossing. I also love all kinds of stationery and pretty craft items.

In swaps, I am looking forward to exchange of ideas, inspiration and good will and not simply exchange of materials. It is the thought of sharing which makes swaps unique, otherwise why not just go out and buy your own stuff? After experiencing two years of closed doors due to the pandemic, I want to explore a new way of connecting with people. I am hoping that swap-bot could provide that link through sharing art, paper craft, stationery, and creative writing.

Favorite Crafts

Beyond doubt, card-making is my top favorite craft activity. I like to make relatively clean designs delivering positive messages. My favorite techniques are stamping, coloring, and die-cutting, then glue everything together. Ha! I am open to exploring new techniques which are not so complicated. Recently I started making pop-up cards which is so much fun.🀩

Favorite Activities

Other than paper crafts and scrapbooking, I also enjoy playing the piano, biking, hiking, swimming, puzzles & legos.

Favorite TV

PBS and NBC news. (yes, seriously!πŸ˜‰)

Favorite Movies

I rarely watch movies. I'd rather be making cards and playing the piano ;-)

Favorite Books

I don't really have a favorite book, but some books which I have been reading recently are: Discrete Math, Physics by Giancoli, Calculus, and Big Ideas Geometry (yes, my kids are in high school ). I enjoy intellectual challenges as well as catching up with my kids so that I can participate more in their lives.😊

Favorite Music

I enjoy classical music and some forms of contemporary music. I practice piano every day! I enjoy Sonatas and compositions by Chopin (except the really hard ones like Heroic Polonaise... which is hopeless for me 🀣).

Favorite Foods

Corn flakes, peanuts, egg tarts, noodles.

Other Favorites

I like positive, witty quotes and short poems. You might be seeing some of these on my postcards. I particularly like Winnie the Pooh quotes about friendship. I still like Disney Art although I have outgrown Disney Theme Parks.

My pledge about swapping

I am serious about every swap that I join and I will never intend to flake. I put solid effort in each piece of mail and I also want to send them out fast. I create everything ahead of schedule and I typically send out stuff right after swap partners are assigned. I plan to be 100% on target with no exceptions. No emergencies can stop me from sending out items on time unless I am so sick that I cannot even print an address label, put in a postal stamp and walk 15 steps to drop off the item. πŸ˜‚

I mark "send" on the day that I drop off the items in the mail collection box, so the day marked "sent" is the day that the item is sent (no further explanation needed I guess).

If you have not received something from me in a swap, someone (me or the post office or both) must have screwed up. Please contact me and I will be happy to resend it promptly. If I have not received something from a partner, I also promise to contact him/her first before leaving a rating. Let's give each other a chance to make things right!

First written: March 30th, 2022. Updated: May 26th, 2022.

Ratings

monsbrick rated for AMA: Scraptastic Mail Art Swap on Jun 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you Joanne! This card is beautiful and doesn’t look like leftovers at all!!
aspens rated for Tree PC Swap on Jun 27, 2022
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Comment: Hi Joanne! Thanks for this lovely card. Your plant sketch is adorable! I love that you're surrounded by lots of tall trees. So cool! Best wishes from Nashville <3
Response: Thank you for your positive comments and the heart. I wish I could draw that well. It was actually a rubber stamp image πŸ˜‚
luv2kraft rated for 4th of July ATCs on Jun 27, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much.
Pandagirl805 rated for CPG Rainbow ATC 2022 - Global on Jun 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC I Love it
NJBird rated for Oversized PC Swap on Jun 27, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I enjoyed the stickers on the back but I especially enjoyed your note about your packing for your son. :)
Response: I am so glad you read and enjoyed my writing. What a surprise! I Thank you for reading and for the heart ❀️
DollyDotBoo rated for ATC Trade Swap on Jun 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATCs
NHJenB rated for I SPY #29 on Jun 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you
captkristi rated for AMA: Houses PC -June on Jun 26, 2022
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Comment: This is super cute! Thanks so much! Loved reading your note as well.
Response: Thank you for the heart .😊. This is my first piece of "house" art.
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I too cannot stand flies and mosquitos. They are so annoying! Take care and keep on swapping...
Response: Thank you for the heart ❀️
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the adorable Pooh Bear ATC. You did a great job on it & I am happy to add it to my collection. Happy Swapping!!
Response: Appreciate the encouraging words and the heart. Glad that the Pooh ATC found a good home!
GypsieJ rated for Woodland Creatures PC Swap R3 on Jun 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the PC, very cute. I do not believe I have ever seen a hedgehog other than in captivity
TeaNi rated for Nice to Newbies: Just a Note #1 - US on Jun 24, 2022
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Comment: thanks so much for the cute, creative notecard you made using your diecuts- so fun! And for the cat postcard to add to my collection and the happy sticker! :)
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the heart. I will keep making more!
MuggleMom rated for CPG Ocean/Beach HMPC - Global on Jun 24, 2022
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Comment: Cute card and cute stamped images! Love the quote "always SEA life's beauty". And cool postage stamp to boot. Thanks for taking the time to make a wonderful card. xxMuggleMom
Response: Thank you for taking the time to write all the positive comments. Really appreciate them!
silvermoonsnake rated for Plushie mail on Jun 24, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and sorry for late rating.
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Comment: You sound like my husband and his β€˜love’ of snow, myself however loves it lol
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Comment: Oh my goodness, thank you SO MUCH for the absolutely beautiful and precious notecard! It really made me smile and continues to do so every time I look at it! ;u; Thank you for the extra goodies, as well! I actually own the postcard set that you got yours from lol, they're pretty good honestly. Take care of yourself!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the heart! My daughter loves to color the peek-a-boo animals over and over again and I used to wonder what to do with them. Now I look forward to using them on every notecard swap πŸ˜‚. Happy swapping!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for this fabulously orange swap! 🧑 You and your daughter make a fantastic crafting team, if you don't mind me saying. Did she color the cute little animals, too? And thank you so much for the extras! This envie really did brighten my day~
Response: Thank you for your positive comments and the heart! Yes, she colored the animals (actually you probably can see that it was not colored by an adult). So glad that you like it. Happy swapping!
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Comment: What a gorgeous watercolor postcard?! I loved it. I loved the quote you used for it as well. Thank you!
Response: So glad that you like it! Now I have more confidence in doing watercolors πŸ˜„. Thank you for the ❀️
Myself333 rated for OATCs: June Moon on Jun 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC

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Comments

yvonne401 on May 5, 2022:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! I'm glad to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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