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Andi

Andi
Date Joined: October 19, 2009
Last Online: March 26, 2017
Birthday: October 13, 1973
Country: United States
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About Me

I live in the south (USA) but grew up in Arizona...which is a great place for a tomboy to grow up. :)

UPDATED 12/6/2016

I am a SAHM to a super fabulous teenager named Andrew. He plays clarinet in his high school band...at his school, the band kids are the "cool" kids...the school has about 1200-1300 students and the band is close to 300 strong...they totally rocks...especially a super cute clarinet player 😉 I take the roll of Band Mom and #1 fan very seriously.

I have been married to my dh for over 20 years.

I have a couple of health issues that keep me indoors a lot and have filled a lot of time with watching crafters on YouTube and Instagram and getting ideas for crafty things etc.

  • Please don't send open and half used stuff (unless it is in good/clean condition) or folded up paper (if it has several folds in it, it is hard to use in crafting) It means SO much to me when someone looks at my profile and puts a little thought into what they are sending me

It may seem like I'm about to get very picky....PLEASE don't take it that way...I only have a lot of lists of "wants/likes" because when I do a swap I love sending things that people can use but may not have access to. I figured if I like other swappers "long lists of wants" other swappers may feel the same.

I always love going through anything I get in a swap...if it turns out to be something I don't use, I may pass it on in another swap to someone who will. I love sorting through stuff.

Favorite Crafts

I have been "crafting" since I was a little girl. I have just started a real sketchbook "journal"...for my art...It's a lot of fun but I have a hard time sharing it with others. Although I have considered adding one or two pics to my flickr pages. *I have now added a few of my drawings on flickr...you can also see my craft room and a few scrapbook pages....

UPDATE ON December 6, 2016...

I LOVE calligraphy and hand-lettering.

I have also started using watercolors with a small brush or dip pens for my lettering. I am trying to do painting with watercolors, but have a long way to go.

I have added some lettering pages to my Flickr acct as well as my planner.

I LOVE my planner and have had it since before I knew about the Filofax/planner "explosion".. I used to keep all of my medical and "planner" things on my iPad mini...then one day it went black and couldn't be rescued so I went back to the old school way for keep track of stuff and made my own A5 size 3-ring binder planner that is way more than a planner. I intend to share it one day on Flickr or Instagram.

FLAT ITEMS I would love to receive...

  • Things punched out of your punches...

    -Butterflies -any size but mini I have that punch

    -Flowers -any but mini size have those too

    -HEARTS out of solid cardstock

    -Paper Bows (components)

    -Scallop Circles, Squares, Ovals (esp on solid card stock....I only have a 1.5" scallop circle punch)

    -Clouds out of white card stock I don't have the storage space to keep buying punches, so I figured why not make a list. ;)

-Stamped images on white card stock ...(with enough space to add embellishments or ribbon etc, to use in my pocket letters, atcs, cards and other paper crafts.

-pieces of LACE...even just 4 or 5 inches

-Crochet Trim....again even if it's just a smaller left over

-tiny flower sequins...especially the tiny "cupped" ones

-cut outs...you know the ones that come in a lot of the 12x12" paper pads that have quotes/words on them

-Die Cuts from the die cut packages that usually go with paper pad collections

I can't pick just one favorite craft....I do a bit of everything. If I had to pick one, it would be papercrafting. I also do calligraphy and hand lettering. Jewelry making. Polymer clay. Too many things to list.

I am a doodler "artist", a hand-letter writing, sewing aprons and planner covers, paper crafting, crazy crafter.

Random Stuff and Wishlist

I love all things cute (with the kawaii type of look to them-I guess the japanese cute influence is what I like). I also like the korean cuteness things...

I love pink... some other favorite colors are orange, turquiose, coral...

***CHRISTMAS*****is my favorite...the smells, decorations, crafts, ornaments...I just love Christmas

I love surprises.

I Love all things girly even though I was the biggest tomboy growing up.

I wear APRONS daily

I love polka dots

I am very "hot natured" so I don't need things to keep me warm

My favorite season is the fall ...the smells, the colors, the crisp air, college football.

  • I ♥ cherry stuff...fabric, ribbon, keychains, pictures, paper, aprons, stamps, etc..

  • ♥I love old retro 40's and 50's types of pics of PIN-ups, housewives, families, /kitschy

  • ♥I love small things...i just think they are cute...maybe it's because as a child I always wished I could find a real live fairy or little pocket sized person :)...

  • ♥woodland creatures...esp of the kawaii influence. :)........deers, hedgehogs, foxes, etc

  • I am sensitive to smoke smells and some perfumes. I don't like the smell of gardenia or magnolia ..they make my head swim. :( strong smells of any type give me a headache

Fabrics I like are polka dots and gingham, small print calicos and Japanese prints...kawaii rocks

I don't wear pins, but I put super cute ones in my planner

I love handmade things. I'm jealous of the sewing people of the world. I LOVE quilts.

The color orange is my friend. I don't like to get glitter everywhere so I can only handle it in very small quantities. :)

♥I like jewelry with a little "hippie" vibe to it I wonder if anyone actually reads all of this stuff I am writing. it's a lot of info....hmmm

I like words and inspirational sayings around me. Have I mentioned I love pink. ;)

since i can't get it to come up in it's own box....

WISHLIST

  • pretty much anything from my "likes" list

  • anything Tarepanda or cute/kawaii type of cute pandas

  • I love pens....cute ones, gel pens, different types...colored ink i don't care i just love them

  • San-X Sabo Kappa Cactus items *Pandapple stuff

  • Anything in the kawaii type of cuteness esp like the cute little apples and such with their little faces...so cute (NO Hello Kitty as I can find her around here) *BUT I'm not a "diehard" japanese co. only fan of cute things. Korean kawaii is great too!

  • Woodland critters.. deers, birds, foxes, hedgehogs...especially of the cute/kawaii influence...etc

  • Shaped paperclips

  • I absolutely LOVE retro/cute ROBOTS, aliens or monsters

  • I am a huge STITCH (From disneys Lilo & Stitch) and SULLY fan(from Monsters, inc) I esp love all the Japanese stitch stuff

*DISNEY.....LOVE IT. I have always been a huge Disney fan. Use Disney quotes almost daily during conversations...and there are some movies that I could probably turn the sound down on and do word for word....Disney fanatic! Seriously.

DISLIKES

  • Please don't send junky stuff...or used stuff...or dirty stuff...or left-over-half-used-and-it-fills-up-my-swap-obligation stuff...I would much rather have someone send me a well thought out swap of one or two things than a bunch of "extras" to try and make up for a sloppy/thoughtless swap.

  • Scary/gory stuff

  • Tea bags (although I drink tea I only drink iced tea and don't care for flavored tea.)

  • Coffee -like the smell hate the flavor

  • Hot chocolate-only drink once a year on christmas eve...so it is wasteful. (seems like a theme going on here...I don't like hot drinks)

  • witch/wiccan stuff

  • overly religious types of things

  • I don't like strong perfumy smells (my son has bad allergies and I get super bad headaches when things are overly "smelly"...even if I like the smell in small doses..if they are overwhelming I will get a dizzy headache)... esp. gardenia and magnolia.

I really do not mean to sound ungrateful for the things I receive in swaps but I have gotten a lot of thoughtless swaps and wonder if they were reading someone elses profile and got confused before shipping?
I put a TON of effort into my packages and thankfully I have received some awesome partners as well and to those of you that also put your thought and heart into what you send THANKS A MILLION TIMES!!!!

Random things about me:

I suck at lying...even when I try I am terrified of grasshopper and crickets.

  • I am an adoptive mom...and that ROCKS! (imo) I love the Univ. of Tenn. football......GO VOLS I love being a mom

  • * UPDATE ON 12/6/2016 *

    The 1 rating that I have was from so long ago that I didn't remember having it. As I thought back I do remember that my original swap didn't make it to its destination and that I said I would send another...I don't remember avoiding the attempts made to contact me though. I have done so many swaps on here in the past, and more recently on pocket letter pals. I have never flaked on anyone intentionally. After seeing and remembering that 1 rating, I thought I should at least acknowledge it. I can't imagine that if I told someone I would resend something, that I would then not follow through, but apparently it seems like that must have happened. I could try to fix it again, but it was so many years ago and my swap partner hasn't been on here for some time either...so I'm sorry that it's on here. If you are uncomfortable about swapping with me I understand due to that "1".*******

Ratings

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Comment: Hopefully your craft room organization is working out for you thank you for the goodies
mintyfresh rated for 3 Things in an Envie #2 on Mar 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for your sweet little envie! I loved everything and your mailart too! I love making mini envelopes also - such a great way to use up scrap paper! Thank you for the delicious tea. :)
January rated for USAPC: Tag A Month - February Theme on Feb 25, 2017
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Comment: The tag you made is gorgeous! Elegant and "love"ly! PS thanks for the washi...
Response: Thank you. I'm so glad you like it. 😀
zurdoswifey rated for Mature sticker swap #2 USA on Feb 22, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for another lovely swap ...I adored your memo pad paper omg such cuteness ...and I needed clouds for a project so those were perfect 💜💜💜
Response: Thank you for the rating and the ❤️ I'm so glad you enjoyed what I sent.
Sarajeanette rated for ATP - Send Something! #1 (USA) on Feb 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! I really like everything you've sent 😊
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
MelfromNC rated for Random Quicky, USA #1 on Feb 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your sweet note and oh so cute package of everything you knew I would like! I really appreciate you reading my profile and putting so much time into your swap! I'm still smiling from ear to ear!
Response: I'm so glade out enjoyed it...I was hoping to bring a smile to your face. 🙂
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Comment: Love all the goodies you sent. Thank you.
GeeLuv rated for 1 Stamp Randomness! USA #7 on Feb 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the HaPpY MaiL! fun stuff. The lovely portfolio is so smart to keep items flat for mailing. I'll def use all the random goodies!
Vickimac rated for SMSUSA: February Happy Mail on Feb 16, 2017
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Comment: Not only do I adore everything you sent me (the woodland creatures- ADORABLE) but I am Obsessed with the ribbon paperclips! LOVE THEM SO MUCH ! What a fantastic happy mail package. You are AWESOME! Thank you :)
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
bluecrayons rated for Happy Notecard January #4 on Feb 15, 2017
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Kvwanderlost rated for Send Something! #1 (USA) on Feb 12, 2017
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Comment: What a sweet swap, thank you so much Andrea! :D
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome pl... and goodies..
zurdoswifey rated for Mature sticker swap #1 USA on Feb 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the stickers...the bright umbrellas were cute ...the extra cutesy ones were snatched by my daughter lol
lawchick rated for 1oz Flat Swap #2 on Feb 11, 2017
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Comment: Oh wow what a super special mailing! I love the papers and items you chose and the folder you put them into is super fun and going into my traveler's notebook. Thank you for the time and care you put into this -- I feel so very lucky! :)
Response: Yay! So glad you liked it.
nancylee rated for Valentine Postcard Swap on Feb 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for my Happy Wishes
LizFinn rated for Quote ATC on Feb 8, 2017
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Comment: Great ATC! I understand about the health issues. I've been dealing with mine 10+ years.
LaylaSlaughter rated for Postcard Swap #5 (USA) on Feb 6, 2017
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Comment: "Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once." - I'd have to agree with that! Loved your little doodled bird, he's cute! :o)
LaylaSlaughter rated for Postcard Swap #4 (USA) on Feb 6, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the PC! I don't follow college football (or pro, for that matter) but if I did, I'd be a WV fan, like my papa was. :o)
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Comment: Thanks for the great long list!
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Comment: Andi. Thank you so so much for tge beautifully put together package. I do hope I can swap with you again :)

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Comments

MelfromNC on Feb 21, 2017:

Hi Andi~ I will be praying for your vertigo issues! It's nice to have a "swap sister" who understands what it's like and we're not just a little dizzy. Thank you again for your your thoughtful swap!!! You really brightened my day.

KyAngel1975 on Jan 22, 2017:

Thank You for the You Got Mail Postcard. It's so cute! I love the little bird.

ILoVeCoWs on May 26, 2010:

hi just seeing if you recieved the HG cherry swap?

Mandii79 on Apr 20, 2010:

Hi Andi, thanks for the Pink and White Inspiration Swap, I think you sent this to me instead of Bexs is that right? If so thanks, and sorry I can't rate you but it's all lovely :D

BDooBs on Mar 25, 2010:

Hi Andi, thank you so much for the stamped images you sent for the Paper Passion tag in the forums. There's a really nice variety and I'll be able to use lots of them. So thx again! & take care! -Brenda

kupkake on Mar 24, 2010:

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Thank you so much for the sweet red/aqua LP! =)

girlpirate on Mar 23, 2010:

ஐƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒஐ You rock! ஐƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒஐ

sleepingrover2010 on Mar 23, 2010:

Thank you so much for the great package of stamped images you sent me for the "Stamped Images Tag." When I looked through your "goodie" package of stamped images I knew that I would be using them in future creative endeavors. Thank you again for being prompt in getting these to me. Will look forward to playing tag with you again. Barb, sleepingrover2010

katehawk on Mar 23, 2010:

Hello friend! I started a matchbox group called matchbox & more and I was hoping since you like to make matchboxes that you'd be interested in joining? I'd love to have you as a member! :)

rainbowafterrain81 on Mar 19, 2010:

Thanks for my bird LP for the won't someone send me...LP tag...I love the little tags ribbon and especially the stationary you made for me...I will be saving it for someone speical :) also thanks for packaging it so carfully so that the stationary didn't bend... have a great weekend

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