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17Papergoddess

17Papergoddess
Date Joined: December 18, 2008
Last Online: May 26, 2015
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE: 10/04/12-- It is with heavy heart that I update my profile to say that Tootsie was escorted to the Rainbow Bridge by her loving family. She was with us since our marriage 14 years ago & it is strange to no longer have her with us. We admittedly spoiled her rotten. She in turn has spoiled us in that if we ever rescue another dog, it will have to be a corgi. I'll be checking in to swapbot but my participation will be on hold for a time while I get used to not having my baby napping under my studio desk as I'm creating.

aka Creative Writing 101: How to sound interesting instead of a 'midwest matron'. Lets begin with the boring basics -- 40+ age range, married 14 years in October, 1 spoiled 16 yr old Pembroke Corgie, Siamese/Ragdoll mix and a year old rescue feline sum up the household.Tootsie ( right) has this same expression as Sammich dog when she senses there is food anywhere near my being that she believes I am not sharing with her. Maxx looks rather severe here but he is actually quite playful. It only took him his first week at his new home to turn my studio upside down. Mcguire, aka He of the Golden Plume joined us a year ago this April having been rescued late winter from under a dumpster & lost part of an ear tip to frostbite. He has since gained a pound in our company & has filled out to balance his large plume of a tail. He matches Tootsies coloring & almost her size with all of that fluff, lol.

I am mail room supervisor for the dept. of a large University. Part of my duties include ordering supplies -- if you play nice, you can request anything out of the catalog to make your cubicle life more bearable. Cross me & you're on back order indefinitely. Other than that, I'm pretty easy going about most things in life. More bells, whistles & interesting tid bits forth coming as I revamp this dossier.

Favorite Music

rarely listen to radio or even TV. Open to most any kind of music, I have a few favorites from every genre out there, but '80's tunes will get me motivated in the morning with a strong cup of coffee. I'm a fan of the big JC ( Johnny Cash, not Jesus Christ, but I hear they were good friends) & am familiar with most of the names associated with the Grand Ole Oprey from having grown up with a dad who has a passion for country music. I personally favor Eurythmics/Annie Lennox -- have all the CD's-- as well as SuperTramp, to top a very long list with a very wide range.

Favorite Movies

2 all time faves - When Harry Met Sally & Passionfish. Anything with David Strathairn (google that eye candy) When my beer goggles are in full force, the hubby takes on a mild resemblence....I dont watch a lot of TV or movies in general but I got hooked into watching House, Fringe, & My Boys. I admit to being a supporter of PBS & a die hard MAS*H fan to the point of reciting dialogue. I hear cable has some good programs but I find it hard to sit in front of the tube unless I'm doing 2 other things at the same time. I have the boxed set of Pink Panther DVD's -- cartoon version but also the Peter Sellers 'people' character ones as well.

Favorite Crafts

easier to list the things I Dont Do, lol. Basically anything relating to paper makes me tingle. My husband's pet name for me is papergoddess from when he discovered my dark side years ago when we met working the night shift at Kinkos. After filling my studio with wall to wall shelving, he now teases me with the moniker paper whore. You've heard the catch phrase "What would YOU do for a Klondike Bar?" -- replace KB with paper & you will understand. When most women get excited about going to the mall or having parties, I quiver in front of walls of art supplies, papers, etc... I own more crayons & markers than any kid I know & have 2 cubes of scrapbooking paper -- yes, cube being 12x12x12 inches of paper. Soon to be 3 unless I find a support group that works for me. And then let me tell you about my collection of vintage sewing notions, fabric stash, yarn, etc...& all the other non-paper potential art components......

The Gimme Gimmes

or The wish list composed of fairly cheap, fairly easy to obtain, fairly easy to ship things to send to the Creative Chaos that is my studio & would give a spasm of delight to my inner brat..Single pot pkgs of any kind of coffee.Paper clip shapes, Dritz button covers from the notions dept of fabric stores. Flour sack dish clothes on which to embroidery. Those tiny gem dot embellishment thingies.(bijoux?) Paper lace. Deco tape. Bath salts of any kind, even the cute cubes with gold foil you find at the dollar store. Buttons of any kind.Word search puzzle books -- go through them like potato chips, lol , & have even gotten my dad addicted to them. I like heart shaped things but preferably w/o "Be My Valentine" on it-- think stones, soap,jewelry,imagery,stickers,beads,containers. Black safety pins- any size - hard to find where I am. Cancelled postage stamps as long as it's not the forever stamps or flags that you buy on the roll, Int'l would be great.Packets of flower seeds- any kind. This is just a list of ideas -- I am open to new things you may want to share:)

About Me

I love to recycle & use recycled materials in my artwork. I truly love the innovative ideas people have in repurposing & upcycling things many folks throw away. I have an ongoing obsession with creating handmade envelopes out of all sorts of recycled materials ( art books, ex libris, calendars, etc etc ) as well as postcards. I sell them at a local shop & someday will get brave enough to consider an Etsy shop for all of my various types of artwork. I also recycle packaging because it's colorful & cheap. Dont be surprised or disappointed if I send your item in a Pop Tarts box. It wont have snacks but hopefully something equally worthy of making you smile will be inside. Outside of art supplies, I avoid malls whenever possible & live for the thrill of the hunt in thrift shops, garage sales, flea markets, antique shops, second hand book shops, etc... I am not offended if you send me something from the second hand market as long as it is in condition of something you would use yourself. There's a difference between 'patina' & 'ewww' & I think we all have common sense to know that distinction :) I actually prefer you didnt spend full retail on a swap for me. I root through clearance bins, sale racks, free boxes, etc & can stretch a dollar further than the waistband of my underwear. I have no qualms if you do the same as long as it's in usable condition. Fave colors would be cobalt blue & moss green/sage. Enjoy all colors in general but prefer earth tones over pastels & cant deal with uber bright colors unless in small doses.

notable quirks

more enticing tidbits to come as I think of them & learn how to format stuff here on swap bot. Note that I am always open to a private swap. I have winter insulation in my tiny house in the form of books. I think I was born in a library although my mother assures me it was the local hospital. I consider the library to be my second home & have volunteered at them since grade school. My idea of a cool souvenier is to score, I mean nicely request, a library card from whatever city I travel to. If you sent me one from your city, I would be proud to add it to my collection. Hey, you buy the t-shirt/keychain/hat/postcard, I get the library card. We all have our quirks :) I keep mine in glass jars amongst all of my other colorful clutter. I recycle paperback book covers into postcards so if you find some in a free box or leftovers from a bag sale, tear off those cool graphics & send them my way :) Or just steal my idea if you're so inspired to recycle. That's ok too I guess, lol.

collections

I have a serious collection of Edward Gorey books & ephemera, one shelf of classic Pink Panther, & tins full of buttons, wooden spools, pkgs of ric rac & seam binding, snaps, hook/eyes, and other assorted vintage sewing notions. I love the vintage graphics & typography on the labels & button cards. Today's modern button cards are plain white & boring by comparison. I even use sewing notions in my artwork so if you cant find vintage, modern bits & pieces get recycled into projects too. I have book cases full of children's hardcover picture books the envy of teachers anywhere. I will list artists/illustrators later of the specifics I'm always on the look out for to complete the sub collections. I'll take any ex libris Edward Gorey books regardless of condition IF you can even find them, or non current calendars. I salvage pages to frame :)

Help me find...

Mystery/espionage/guy thriller stuff by Carter Brown. These are considered 'vintage' & located in 'nostalgia' areas of used book stores. Helping a close friend find titles to attempt a complete collection. I appreciate decent condition for their age but refuse to pay 'collector' prices on ebay/amazon. I will sell my first born instead.!

note of thanks

to Rye-Rye for her technical assistance in supplying my profile with color & pics I requested to get me started. Eventually I will learn this stuff too, just like all the other interesting new things I discovered upon joining in on swapbot:) Meanwhile I'm letting her take over my comment side bar. I guess that's meant as incentive for me to learn the technical stuff so I can return the favor with some 'special' clip art for her profile comments. Until then enjoy the 'eye spasms' she keeps sending my way.

Ratings

Bookfreak rated for broken books on Sep 23, 2014
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Comment: You picked some really great cards for me. Some of them went on a journey already :) Thank you a lot. And your letter was really lovely. I am currently playing around with used stamps in my projects so thank you for all the extras! It was really fun to swap with you.
anrtist rated for dead bird exchange on Sep 2, 2014
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Comment: HEY! Yay, the peacocks just flew in today! Thanx so much for thinking of me and putting this swap together! It is lovely & I will enjoy it too ;-) Blessings, cc
Response: happy it flew to a good home to be cherished ;-) I admit I was tempted to keep it but knew you would put it to better use ;-) thank you for supporting my postcard project. I will keep you in mind for future peacock sightings
nwgirl rated for Bird PC on Aug 28, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the bird pc! I love your trick for reusing stickers :)
lucystar rated for dead president excange on Aug 21, 2014
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Lacrimosa rated for 3-2-1 Swap on Aug 20, 2014
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Comment: This was a lovely package! Thank you for your effort :-)
carment rated for Recycled Homemade Postcard on Aug 17, 2014
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Comment: Sorry for the late response! I absolutely loved your postcard! So creative! I myself lived in Minnesota for awhile, and I know how the winters can be.
nc27614 rated for EE: Handmade envelopes on Aug 4, 2014
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Comment: Great envies! Thanks. Love the variety. Now to write a letter! Wonder when that will happen. See ya at the mail box.
MrsSkywalker rated for Nudes PC swap on Jul 17, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much for your amazing cards, I love each and every one of them. :)
Response: thanks for rating - glad you will enjoy them. And of course, this week I find the book of postcards I had in mind to send when I signed on for the swap, lol. Still a win/win though ;-)
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2014 on Jul 13, 2014
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Comment: The card didn't say, but I think you sent me Swiss Cake Roll cardboard for this swap. Ooo, I love those things!
Response: that would be me ;-) happy to do a private swap with you as I love cardboard postcards too
kingsleyzissou rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2014 on Jul 11, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for the PC. Starbucks should hire you to make postcards for them...lol! Have a great summer and my beverage of choice are smoothies however, in the winter I always say I wish I could invent a "hot" smoothie because I live in the mountains where it snows A LOT and they make me cold! I also go classic with a stove-top espresso maker for my caffine!
scrappermama rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2014 on Jul 10, 2014
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Comment: Kewl Starbucks Chunk! I drink 1 cup of coffee every morning, otherwise, water, coke or tea. Thank you for the great pisty mz. karen!
dvmac rated for Nudes PC swap on Jul 8, 2014
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Comment: Hi Karen. Thanks for the lovely cards. I'll use them!
Response: happy to have passed them on to an appreciative audience ;-) enjoy!
karmacrane rated for worlds apart - close at heart on Jun 26, 2014
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Comment: Arrived today I love the girl with the cat but there all so pretty thankyou!
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Comment: Thanks for the nice letter within your upcycled self-mailer - simple but effective design! :)
Sproet rated for WIYM: Mail Call: April, 2014 on May 12, 2014
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Comment: oooh my goodness me ... you've really spoilt me ;-) Loved the card en the second envie was amazing. Thank you so so much!
Response: thanks for waiting to rate until you got the 'full deal' due to my time restraints on the deadline. So much more fun I wanted to pack in but had to hold back due to int'l postage. So glad you enjoyed it ;-)
anntabor rated for MAY: Send Anything (two!) on May 9, 2014
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Comment: Oh, wow! I can't tell you how excited I was to receive The Everything Book!! I just love those old guides of crafts and activities and I can't wait to dive into this one. And oh my goodness, the ghostly postcards! This was the perfect swap. :)
Response: glad you liked my offerings ;-) I love that book so happy I had a 'spare to share' for this swap. I also have more of the post cards if you'd like to do a private swap ;-) thanks for the rating
lillinda3 rated for WIYM: Mail Call: April, 2014 on Apr 30, 2014
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Comment: That was a great idea about upcycling the cards. Thank you. I will be trying that idea. Sending you a Smile :).
Johanna51 rated for RECYCLE POSTCARD SWAP #13 on Apr 25, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard. I love it. And you learned me something: buy second handbooks, or use my own old books to make postcards. And I likes what you wrote. Perhaps we can do a privat swap? Have a nice day.
Response: private swap would be nice ;-) let me know when you are back from your vacation & we'll set something up. thanks for rating
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Comment: What a beautiful rag rug. Thank you so much.
Response: thanks for the heart. I got many requests for 'me too' on the upcycled braclets, lol. recycle whatever doesnt suit ;-)

Rating Overview

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Comments

lou on Dec 4, 2016:

Happy early birthday!

RyeRye on Aug 19, 2016:

Thanks for the Art Doll magazine! Perfect issue!!!

RyeRye on Aug 10, 2016:

Thank so much for the latest RAK!!!!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

lou on Dec 17, 2015:

Happy Birthday, have a great day!

anrtist on May 26, 2015:

I found this graphic by @angeliccat15 & thought you would enjoy it on your profile! ;-)

anrtist on May 26, 2015:

I found this graphic by @angeliccat & thought you would enjoy it on your profile! ;-)

anrtist on May 26, 2015:

So Glad to see you back & hear your good news! ;-)

have fun creating again!!!!
Blessings, cc

wolfeagle on May 11, 2015:

Thinking about you. Hope you are doing well.

hollycm6 on Nov 29, 2014:

I've received your package! Thank you!!!!! I haven't sent you anything yet :-(

But never fear!! It shall occur!!!

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