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Arietor

Arietor
Date Joined: June 11, 2010
Last Online: July 11, 2016
Birthday: April 21, 1988
Country: Canada

About Me

I have been off swap bot for awhile now, life and a new job interfered with my crafti1ng, but I am back to the world of swapbot and am loving it!!! I loooove getting mail and always look for an excuse to make or try out new crafts and techniques, and this seems like the perfect excuse to try things out.

I am not overly religious, I would say that my thoughts and inclinations would lean most closely to wicca and buddhism because of the respect for nature and all living things, but I am admittedly not devoted to any religious observance. I think tolerance and understanding are extremely important traits for people to have, and quite often these traits get lost in the exteme sides of religions.

I am married and have several pets (currently 1 dog and three snakes). I absolutely believe in soul mates and True Love. I actually work with my husband in the same office (we are insurance adjusters) and have worked together for several years now and love having the chance to see each other throughout the day.

I am a Canadian Girl at Heart: I love going camping, hiking, taking walks and being outside in general. I do enjoy staying in for a movie or a good book though, or doing fun spontaneous things like having a night on the town with my honey or going on a last minute road trips

I am a constant writer. I have written everything from poems to short stories and have started (but yet to finish) many novels in a bunch of different genres. I love notebooks and pens. they just inspire me; something like a blank canvas for painters.

I have a background of Lebanese, italian and german, (and a wee bit of scottish and irish) and I love the idea of getting anything from or about those countries.

Favorite Books

I enjoy science fiction and fantasy novels, and have a few favorite authors: Diana Gabaldon, David and Leigh Eddings, and Peter David to name a few.

I also love books of quotations, books about egypt and europe (historical and current) and all books about words or writing (I Own 4 dictionaries, 2 encyclopedias, and 5 thesauri if you can believe it, and I am always looking for more)

Favorite Crafts

I have tried lots of different crafts out, but I have not quite settled on one. I have worked with:

  • polymer clay sculptures and jewelry
  • scrapbooking
  • card making
  • ATC
  • leather embossing
  • painting
  • collages
  • drawing
  • hand sewing

Cherish and Adore

Honestly I am interested in everything and do like pretty much everything as well, though some things peak my interest more than others.

I love colour! (one of the bedrooms in my house is painted bright green!). I love treasure hunts which is why my hubby and I have gotten into geocaching lately (it's pretty much a giant treasure hunt all over the world based on GPS coordinates)

I worked in a high end bakery for several years and (if the job had had any financial future) would have made it a career, so I am a big fan of all things related to baking, cooking and the kitchen-I love everything cupcake (and have an amazing recipe for chocolate ones with strawberry meringue buttercream if anyone is interested), desserts and everything to do with my bright red Kitchen Aid Mixer!!!

I am getting really into steampunk, so anything gears, clocks, victorian, classic steampunk or vintage would be lovely

-I enjoy cutsey things (if it is furry, has big eyes or looks like it is in dire need of a hug, I am taken! :)

I think everything shiny and glittery is worth my time and attention. I am forever driving my husband crazy with the glitter that gets everywhere!!!!

-notebooks (any and all sizes, I looove them!)

-my favorite colours are deep blues, purples, pinks, and greens

-I prefer silver over gold, but i do enjoy copper as well

-paper of any kind

-pens, markers or pretty much any writing utensil

-my husband has a 1973 mustang that he is restoring, so mustang anything are always appreciated

-stickers of any 3 dimensional, popping variety are my favorite, flowers and buttons are also well loved.

  • I love, love love, any and all forms of dark chocolate

  • I love Clocks! I am not sure why, but I do. anything clocks or clock parts (gears and what not) would be lovely

-my favorite tea is peppermint, or fruity teas, please no caffeinated teas. I am also desperately trying to find 'Blueberry bliss' tea from london herb and tea company. if you have access to a box I would love to do a swap for it.

-all things fruity:strawberry, citrus smells (grapefruit, orange, lemon) mango, kiwi, that kind of thing

-rubber stamps (especially ones that can be used for backgrounds, like script, words/numbers and swirly patterns) or any crafty supplies as I am trying to develop and improve my craft/scrapbooking supplies

I am making a scrapbook for my husband using all music themed stuff so please, please, please, anything music themed would be sooo lovely (musical notes, microphones, sheet music, etc)

-I love using old and found items for backgrounds and unexpected additions to my scrapbookings cards and ATC's, so any tokens, tickets, coins or newspaper clippings (especially from other countries) are welcome

I have a cricut with the following cartridges: French Manour, Forever Young, Wild Card, Cuttin' Up, Ornamental Iron, Ornamental Iron 2, From my Kitchen, Pagoda, Jubilee, My world, Beyond birthdays, Birthday Cakes, Quarter Note and Flower Shoppe. Anything from other cartriges would be lovely and I would be happy to do a swap if someone wants to have images from any of my cartidges!

Misc Loves: Steampunk, ninja's, superhero stuff, corsets, bondage, anything tim holtz, mythology, betty boop,fairies, butterflies

Dislikes

I would have to say I least like things that are everyday (common) and plain, I am also not a huge fan of the brown palette (Except chocolate brown- I love that deep yummy shade), light pastel kind of colours or floral prints (although there is always the occasional beatiful print in that grouping that catches my eye- I know! I am so difficult!)

  • I do not like orange or yellow very much, unless included in a pattern with other colours

  • I don't like floral scents

  • I am trying not to have caffeine or aspartame, so nothing with either of those please

  • no candies or sugary treats (unless they are no sugar added or sugar free- those are lovely), I am also not a fan of peanuts

Favorite Television

I love Food Shows: Nigella, Giada, Bitchin Kitchen and the food network challenges are great!

I am a big fan of british comedies, everything Joss Whedon, science fantasy and all things discovery channel (I adore history and documentaries)

I adore Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, Bones (the reruns, not so much a fan of the latest season), Fringe, Vampire Diaries, Storage Wars, The Glades, Castle, Whitney, 2 Broke Girls and How I Met Your Mother.

I also enjoy the occassional animated series: Avatar the Last Airbender,and Samurai Jack to name a few. I completely appreciate the clever and quick witty comments that are always put into these types of shows

My husband has always been the biggest fan of Law and Order and though I tease him about it constantly and I have started to enjoy Law and Order SVU and even the original episodes...(Shhhh... dont tell him)

My Love

I love giving things to my honey, he is wonderful, sweet and supportive (especially with my crafting addictions), and I think he deserves a swap item or two. If you have anything you think he might like and want to do a private swap or are popping in something extra in an envelope I would love if it was for him.

•anything computer related (he is a crazy I.T computer building genius) (pretty much anything from thinkgeek.com if you want an idea)

•sugar free/no sugar added treats (drinks, candy, chocolate- especially neat drink mixes or no sugar versions of reeses peanut butter cups, he loves them so much and is trying to eat well!!)

•any neat games for Xbox 360 ( I just got him one). he only has one game right now-call of duty modern warfare. he likes first person shooters and the puzzle games as well as any classic old school games

•He loves star wars, Firefly,law and order, Die Hard, Ghostbusters (he looooves ghostbusters!!), James bond ( I think we only have 1 or two of the series- sean connery is his favorite bond along with daniel craig)

•it is freezing in calgary in the winter so really warm toques, gloves, long johns (medium please) anything like that would be lovely

•favorite colour is Green, but he also likes blue, black and red

•sweatshirts/hoodies (medium unless it looks very narrow in the shoulders or chest, then large), or shorts for working out in (34- 32 inch waist or medium)

•loves the Calgary Flames ( our hockey team)

•any neat nerdy gadgets

•anything for in the kitchen (seasonings, utensils, gadgets, whatever looks cool) he loves to cook

•a christmas ornament or things for his christmas village (my hubby looves christmas)

•he owns a classic '73 Mustang and a new 2010 Camaro SS so anything with those themes, or models

•zip ties, velcro straps, anything for organizing when wiring tv's or computers

•any small tool items/spare screws, drywall plugs or anything out of the ordinary that you have found handy in fixing up things around the home

•his name is Jonathon and nothing ever has his spelling, anything with his name spelled properly would be great!

Ratings

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Comment: I am sorry to rate you a 1 for this swap, but it has never showed up and earlier this year you said you would resend, but this was never followed up with a send date and nothing has ever arrived. I have been very patient as you have excellent ratings and will happily change this if I ever receive anything.
Response: I apologize for not getting to your messages, I don't come on swapbot often when I am not doing a swap at the time and I don't check the messages very much so I did not see your message among the all others I had received. I would be happy to show you photo's of the items I sent to you (I always take pictures of my large swaps). generally it takes a minimum of 6 weeks for any packages from Canada to reach Australia, I have had it take up to 10 weeks before, I apologize for the delay. Please give it a few more weeks and if you do not receive anything advise me and I will send you a makeup package, I definitely don't want you not to get anything!!! Please send me your e-mail if you want me to send you the pics of your package. thanks!
latentsmile rated for October Ephemera/Smash Challenge on Oct 24, 2013
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Comment: Eeeee! Thank you so much Caiti! I especially LOVE the gloves! <3
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Comment: I am totally loving everything I have received so far! My beautiful album, tags, ribbons and various pages and embellishments! You rock!
Amigirl rated for Private Swap: Exciting Exchange! on Nov 24, 2012
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Comment: Thanks so much for the jewelry tools and the embossed squares of paper, as well as making the blue and red beads. I enjoyed our swap!
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Comment: Thanks fot your beautiful card.Although it's Autumn it has given me Summer feelings.
sunshinesuperman rated for Halloween in a Ziploc swap on Nov 3, 2012
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Comment: OMG! What a FABULOUS envie of goodness, I love it all. You went we'll above expectations on this one. I adore the witch coasters, my fav. All the great stickers, ribbon and rubber stamps will be used year round in my Halloween groups. I love the feather mask which will double for Renn. Faire. The notecards and recipe cards always come in handy around my house. I look forward to using the resist papers on upcoming projects. There is just so much stuffed in my little black bag. This was a super, super swap. Thank you so much. Hugs & 1000 Hearts, Mona
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Comment: Great package! thank you so much!
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Comment: nicely done ;-) thank you
Giddyanni rated for Basic Ribbon Addict's Swap on Oct 1, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the great ribbons and yes, the music ones and the sheer teal are my farourites too! Have a good idea how to use the black music ribbon, will work on it today:o)
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Comment: Thanks for a great swap! :)
makestuff rated for stamped atc on Aug 31, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the extras!
katgal40 rated for ATC color series - pink! on Jul 4, 2012
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Comment: thanks so much for the fabulous card you sent me !!
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Comment: Thank you! What a great quote and ATC of Iron Man. I'm still kind of new to ATCs--what did you use for the border and words? And thanks for all of the little extras inside. I can't wait to use them :-)
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I actually used one of my favorite crafting items, my embossing powder! I heat embossed it and used my stamp for the quote on there. I hope you enjoy the world of ATC's, they're addictive!!!
macfeat rated for Avengers ATC Series #4 - Hulk on Jun 27, 2012
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Comment: I got the ATC and it was worth the wait I love it.
lisamocker0412 rated for ATC color series - pink! on Jun 18, 2012
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Comment: Thankyou for the pretty card
blueraven44 rated for ATC: Cute Cupcake on Jun 9, 2012
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Comment: So cute!! And did you make the owl yourself??
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Comment: Great card! Thanks for the extras!!!
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Comment: Thank You!
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Comment: Thank you so much! It arrived in early Jan, but I'm sorry for the late rate!
evitake rated for Merry Christmas to the Ones We Love on Jan 6, 2012
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Comment: wow...wooooww..WOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!! what can i say this is the verry first swap that was well thought for my man he is sooooo happy with all you sent it was the perfect present!!! just a little hint when u send showergel please put tape on the cap because it got open and got all over the tea and choclat but dont worry it can happen to anyone it has to travel a lot from canada to belgium so great job if u ever wanna do a private swap i wont hesitate thanx again hope you and your family have a splendid 2012!! hugs

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Comments

biasbabe on Apr 20, 2013:

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Happy Birthday from the Cheap Postage Swaps, Tags and Fun

toothteri on Feb 23, 2013:

toothteri on Feb 23, 2013:

Trying to add sparkley graphics to your page. Having as much luck as with the cake! Will try again on my own page where I can erase it! Love you!!

toothteri on Feb 23, 2013:

VivaLaDiane on Sep 23, 2012:

I'm sending to you for the Halloween in a Ziploc swap and was reading your profile. I love hockey and the Flames are one of my girlfriends favorite teams.

Also on Storage Wars I sometimes want to bitch smack Brandie. Lol. She gets SO annoying.

In any case, I hope you like the package I put together. :)

TerryF on Sep 20, 2012:

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evitake on Jan 6, 2012:

just wanna say an extra thank you for the special package for my man <3

lepapillonvert on Jun 24, 2011:

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Thinking of you and wishing you a glorious summer!

richara on May 17, 2011:

Welcome to the Page by Page group.

toothteri on Mar 20, 2011:

Thank you a billion hearts worth( green ones, of course) for the awesome green bottle swap goodies. Your mother would be proud of you creativity!

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