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sewhappy

sewhappy
Date Joined: June 29, 2008
Last Online: July 5, 2021
Birthday: July 18
Country: United States

About Me

I live in El Paso, Texas...far, far west Texas on the New Mexico and Mexico border. I am an elementary school counselor. I'm mom to three grown children (Jenn, Chris, and Bekah), two dogs (Liberty and Belle), and a cat(L.S.). I am currently writing a series of children's books using homonyms. (For example, the town mayor is an ol' gray mare. The local beauty salon, The Wild Hare, is owned by a pink bunny.) My mother, who passed away this past spring after living for years with Alzheimer's, has been my artist inspiration.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy many creative venues. I'm a...quilter - rug hooker - stamper - altered art fanatic - book-maker - jewelry-maker - polymer clay enthusiast. I'm a hoarder/collector of lots of "stuff"!

Things I Collect

I collect crosses - both to hang on the wall and to wear. I have a cross wall with 250+ crosses. My 3 children have also started cross walls at their homes. It's a great conversation started. My mother collected snowflakes and I have "inherited" her collection. She always said we are all like snowflakes - unique...and a lil' flakey!

Things I'd Love

I'd love to have anything relating to: hearts - houses - keys and/or locks (the older the better!) - birds and birdhouses - ephemera - lace, buttons, and unusual beads - paper scraps for collages - rubber stamps - old books to be altered - blank books of any size or shape - books in languages other than English - old pictures - crosses - religious things - purple with any other color...red, green, orange, blue - ants and bees (they work so hard and so well with each other) - sweets - teas

Things I Don't Like

I don't like: scarey or morbid things - mean people. :)

The artist in me

I never really considered myself an artist. I thought to be an artist you had to be famous...sell your work for lots of $$$...have a fabulous studio...and be a little off-key. Well, I'm at least the last one! Recently though I've discovered we are all artists. We create with our hands from our hearts. We give generously to one another and expect nothing in return. Swap-bot and each of the people I have swapped with have given me the opportunity to share myself and my talents. However small they may be - they are mine! Thank you all.

Ratings

user3835 rated for Inchies! Color Series = ORANGE on Jun 22, 2009
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Comment: I finally rec'd my inchies on 6/22. They are wonderful but I had already left a rating that I didn't receive anything. I hope I am able to change the rating by posting again.
rejoyceink56 rated for Inchies! Color Series = PURPLE on Jun 11, 2009
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Comment: Denise, It was worth the wait! Your inchies are something special. Thank you a big bunch!
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Comment: Just got the beautiful inchies you sent me! =) They're all lovely and I specially liked the 'oriental teapot'. Thank you for the nice extra paper as well. =) Best wishes!
PaperPassion rated for Inchies! Color Series = PURPLE on Jun 9, 2009
5
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Comment: Well worth the wait,they are beautiful...
katgal40 rated for Rubber Stamp/Heat Embossed ATC on Jun 7, 2009
5
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Comment: thanks so much for the cards you sent me they are wonderful !!! love them both..the extras are great, thanks again....
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Comment: THX for the inchie set :) I loved it Viki
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Comment: Gorgeous inchies! Thanks for the extras as well :)
dulcimer rated for foreign text somewhere on May 28, 2009
5
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Comment: thanks a bunch
Response: Glad you liked them.
Miles rated for Inchies! Color Series = ORANGE on May 28, 2009
5
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Comment: thanks for your lovely inchies
Response: You are quite welcome. Thanks for the heart.
HelenJoy rated for 100 Inchies Project #51-60 - Summer on May 27, 2009
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely set of inchies received today! They all all very pretty!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart.
monteverde1997 rated for foreign text somewhere on May 20, 2009
5
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Comment: What an awesome ATC. I love languages and you included 2 on the same ATC! Thanks for making such beautiful art. Also, thanks for the goodies. :-)
Response: Thank you so much for the kind words...and the rating and heart. :)
Kimberly3 rated for Inchies! Color Series = RED on May 11, 2009
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Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart.
poohbear9204 rated for Inchies! Color Series = RED on May 9, 2009
5
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Comment: thank you SO much for these inchies...they are STUNNING!! definitely worth the wait :) thanks for the extras also!
Response: You are so welcome. I appreciate the kind words. Thank you for the rating and the heart. :)
owl rated for Valentine ATC on May 6, 2009
5
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Comment: Love the SWAK Valentine ATC.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
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Comment: I am so very very sorry for taking so long to rate- I just tore through everything to find your beautiful ATC and extras. Your ATC is gorgeous.
Response: Thanks for the rating...and the nice compliments. :D
Miles rated for Inchies -newbies and pros on Mar 21, 2009
5
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely inchies & bits
Response: You are quite welcome. Thank you for the rating.
KatarinaNavane rated for Inchies -newbies and pros on Mar 19, 2009
5
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Comment: Thanks, these are lovely!
Response: I'm so glad you like them. I appreciate the heart. <3
Tia rated for Motherless Daughters on Mar 18, 2009
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Comment: Denise, It's been a while since you said you would send and almost 3 weeks since the due date. I completely understand about how life gets in the way but I see you have done other swaps and have recently been online. I will be happy to change the rating once you send something. I am looking forward to learning about your mom. Thanks, friend! Tia
Response: Tia, this swap was more difficult than I thought it would be. Each time I began to write it was just too emotionally draining on me. I have recently been diagnosed with ulcers and am trying to "take care of myself instead of always everyone else"...as the doctors say. I will send you the letter by next week. :) (By the way...I have never received anything from my partner either. As the host, can you check on it?) Thanks.
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful, very artistic bird inchies. We go through El Paso on our way to visit our son in AZ. Is there still a stamp store there? Any great places to eat?
Response: Glad you liked the them. Thank you for the kind words. :D

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9322 96 1 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
80 115 2 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 1 8 71
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Comments

choke on Jun 8, 2009:

I've invited you to the new ATC Contests group I hope to see you there!!

kdj42160 on May 14, 2009:

If you want a way to keep up with your groups announcements and swaps you can go to the place where you edit your profile and click on groups...you can choose to receive a message when the group has an announcement or a new swap. it's definately been helpful to me, so i thought i'd pass it along.

dulcimer on Apr 12, 2009:

If you wish to stay in the group Rubber Stamp Island please pm me to let me know.

kdj42160 on Mar 27, 2009:

Check out the new Group swap for Deep in the Heart of Texas! Kim

kdj42160 on Mar 16, 2009:

Hey Sewhappy! I started a Deep in the Heart of Texas Group Swap! Check it out. Kim

Jembogawa on Mar 9, 2009:

Hi. I posted your 'Inchies -newbies and pros' swap today, hope it arrives soon :)

CrayonMom on Dec 22, 2008:

CherylLaVon on Nov 3, 2008:

Denise, I just wanted to let you know that chemo really screwed me up this time so your dolls didn't go postal until today (Monday 11/3/08) but they are in the mail now! I have a picture of the second one in my flickr account now too! :)

CherylLaVon on Oct 29, 2008:

I finished your companion dotees today! I've posted a picture of the first one in my flickr. I haven't taken a picture of the second one but will get a picture of it added to flickr if you want a sneak peek :D They will go postal tomorrow (Thursday) :D

IslandBroad on Oct 15, 2008:

Did I ever mention that I like your screen name? Very unique & can be used every day of the week :) Have a great weekend!

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