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ArtyBeth3

ArtyBeth3
Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: October 16, 2019
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Profile edited: October 2, 2019.

I am Beth from Oregon, USA. I'm married with no children, but we do have a small cat who brings us great joy & a little fur or is that great fur & a little joy?! =^..^=

I am a born-again Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ.

Random things I enjoy:

  • Rock/mineral hunting on beaches and "in the middle of nowhere" with my husband.
  • Getting together with friends for fellowship and card games.
  • Organizing my craft room.
  • Keeping the lost art of letter writing alive by writing to my pen pals all over the world.
  • "Treasure hunting" at thrift stores, garage sales, and estate sales, and finding cool paper crafting or letter writing items.
  • Receiving colorful snail mail in decorated envelopes (white ones are so boring!)
  • Sending colorful snail mail to brighten people's days!
  • Song birds singing their sweet songs.
  • Meeting other Christians who enjoy my love of paper arts and/or writing letters.
  • Cats (meow!)
  • Watching YouTube paper crafting videos.

Favorite Crafts

I LOVE playing with pretty papers, washi tapes, stamps, pens, markers, etc. I use them to make cards and envelopes for swapping, writing to my pen pals, and for encouraging and blessing my Christian friends.

FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers 🌸 , song birds, cats 🐈, dragonflies, tea/coffee, cupcakes 🧁, postal or pen pal related. I love these same themes in a whimsical flair. Oh, & whimsical snails 🐌 are fun too (no realistic ones!) Now that it’s autumn, colorful fall leaves 🍁 and harvest pumpkins (not Halloween) are a favorite too.

FAVORITE COLORS: All the happy, colorful ones! LOL. I prefer bright colors (not neon) over khaki. Metallics: gold, copper, bronze. Not so much into silver. I also enjoy the rich tones of Autumn.

Wish List

  • UNUSED USA POSTAGE: Vintage (the kind you have to lick or glue to seal) or the current self stick kind.
  • An “ole fashioned” LETTER you have written to me, beyond just “hello.” I’d love to hear about you & your day. Something I can relax and read after a long day at work.
  • YOUR HANDMADE CARD CREATIONS: I especially enjoy fun fold techniques. I seem to be ribbon challenged, so would to see how you incorporate ribbon on cards.
  • MAIL ART on your swap envelope to me.
  • BIBLICAL ENCOURAGEMENT (Share a favorite verse or two).
  • WASHI TAPE (would love some fall varieties-leaves or pumpkins, not Halloween related).
  • TEA: I prefer green tea varieties (jasmine, toasted rice, and other "earthy" ones); I enjoy tropical additives (figs, pineapple, etc.). (See tea dislikes below.).
  • STARBUCKS: A gift card so I can enjoy a caramel macchiato with a petite vanilla bean scone; or now that it’s fall, a pumpkin spice latte.
  • STICKERS: In my preferred themes above. No 3D; prefer flat ones.

Please Don't Send

We all have our own likes and what you like might not necessarily be what I like. Below is a list of things I do not care to receive.

  • Halloween items (carved pumpkins, witches, ghosts, skulls, etc.)
  • Santa themed holiday items.
  • Although I'm a Christian I prefer to not receive crosses, pictures of Christ, or most Christian imagery.
  • NO glittery items, as in the kind of glitter that shakes off a card and gets all over the place. It drives me crazy.
  • Themes: mustache, beards, circus, cutesy (Hello Kitty, Disney, cartoony), Asian, holiday-themed items (unless I've signed up for a specific swap), bugs/insects (dragonflies & butterflies are ok).
  • Scented things: perfume, incense, candles
  • Make-up
  • Tourist items (example: postcards, magnets & keychains)
  • Tea: I like tea (see above kinds under my wishlist), but NOT these kinds: licorice/anise, hibiscus, lemon, orange spice, or any black tea. I don't like tea that brews up red in color (usually from hibiscus being a top ingredient). No Stash brand tea.
  • Chipboard scrapbook embellishments, nor 3-D stickers.

Promise

I always send out my swaps and usually it's very soon after partners are assigned. If for some reason you do not receive a swap from me, please send me a PM or an e-mail before rating me poorly and I will do the same for you. If the swap got lost, I will resend it.

I will rate upon receiving your swap or shortly thereafter. I would appreciate you doing the same for me.

Ratings

TamiHope rated for CMF: Autumn Greeting Card on Sep 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful card!! Thank you, Beth!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the lovely rating.
isandie rated for Floral washi newbie friendly on Sep 24, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful washi tapes! I love florals, and these are stunners!
Response: You are very welcome. I’m happy you loved the florals I chose for you. Thanks for rating.
crochetjunkie rated for Floral washi newbie friendly on Sep 24, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great washi!!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the wonderful rating!
CarlyJo rated for 20 washi samples newbie friendly on Sep 24, 2019
5
rating
 
Response: Thanks for the lovely rating.
Winklet rated for 20 washi samples newbie friendly on Sep 23, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Oh my goodness your picks made my heart pitter patter!!! I love them all so much and the bird ones- 😍😍😍. Thank you so much for your generosity!!!
Response: You are very welcome. I’m so glad you enjoyed what I sent. Thanks for the rating & heart too.
LadyJo rated for CF: National Encouragement Day on Sep 21, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Again, Thank you once again for a beautiful card with a great verse. Thank you for sharing and the ideas you have for the women's ministry. Sometimes it takes others to see what other blessings people show us.
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks for the return encouragement on the card ministry. 💕
jeka396 rated for EP ~ Handmade Flower Envies ~ USA on Sep 20, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely flowery envies! Can you believe that the envie came with 3 sides open (but corners intact) but all the contents appeared to be there! Dang postal machines!
Response: Thanks; glad you enjoyed my envelopes! Yikes, glad they made it to you, ripped outer envelope & all. 😀
glennasgarden rated for CMF - Friendship Card on Sep 19, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I love the card you made Beth Love the colors and the friends saying! Lovely note inside~ You can send me any card you have made anytime my friend. I had forgotten about this style of strip cards now I have to make some for Fall Thanks so much! Oh and the silly birdie washi tape on the envie is great!
Response: 💕 I’m happy you enjoyed everything! We inspire each other. 😀
LindaW rated for CF: Mail Art Fall on Sep 14, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! I like the Fall craft paper, postcard, and stationery. It looks like Summer here all year long! Sunny weather and tropical flowers/plants. We don’t have changing leaves. I like seeing pictures of the leaves in different states.
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you enjoyed everything. 💕
lvpoohbr2 rated for SMSUSA: Autumn Happy Mail! on Sep 12, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I love these note cards! Such a pretty swap! Thank you so much! Ü
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed my cards!! 💌
LindaW rated for UHM: Paper Weaving on Sep 12, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I love the beautiful card that you weaved and the poem you shared. I need to type it and keep it to share with friends. God is good! Thank you for your friendship.
Response: Glad you enjoyed the card & poem. Yes, it is a good one for sharing. 💌
travellinCat rated for EP: Show off your washi tape on Sep 10, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the packet , I love the washi you included. Thank you.
Response: You are very welcome!
123Poggy123 rated for RSC: Handmade signed card on Sep 7, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I love this card & the colors you used. I have it displayed in my craft room.
Response: I’m happy you enjoyed my card! 💕
BeckyG56 rated for CF - Put a Scripture Verse on it on Sep 5, 2019
5
rating
Comment: A beautiful "Beth " card. Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks much for the lovely rating.
TamiHope rated for CF: Fun Card #2 on Sep 5, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Very pretty card, Beth. And your's turned out the right direction! Love the papers you used. Thank You! Thank you, too, for the papers you sent. I'll be able to use them for sure.
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed my card/papers. There was no set direction for the design. (Yours is great too!) 😀 Thanks for the heart!
24Donna rated for CF: Fun Card #2 on Sep 3, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! The butterfly in the center was a perfect touch! Hope the weather has cooled for you and that you’re feeling better! 💞
Response: You’re very welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed my card. Thanks for the lovely rating. 🌸
Nnyla rated for CF: Encouragement PC #2 on Sep 2, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Oh my! So sorry for the late, late rate. That should give you some idea of how "crazy-busy" life has been. I LOVE the postcard (as I'm sure you guessed I would). Thanks, too, for the JM devotional thought. Something to think about for sure. Is God comfortable in my heart? Wow!
Response: It’s ok; Life gets too busy sometimes & time gets away from us. Glad you enjoyed the PC / thought provoking devotional. Has school started back up?
paleyellowstar rated for Fantastic Wash Swap #2! on Aug 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks Beth! You have some really neat washi tape! I also loved your colourful note with the mushroom washi tape on it. 🙂
Response: You’re very welcome. Long live colorful washi tape! Thanks for the lovely rating!
5
rating
Comment: Nice variety of washi. Thanks! Long live colorful washi, indeed!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the tapes!! Thanks for the wonderful rating.
glennasgarden rated for CMF: Washi Hello #260 on Aug 27, 2019
5
rating
Comment: LOVE the beautiful flowery washi card Beth! I am currently reading Jane Kirkpatrick (All She Left Behind) I will have to look into Kingsbury Snelling and Wingate I enjoy my library especially the free books and mags rack. Thanks for the pretty flower washi tape for me to use and for hosting this swap.
Response: I’m glad you loved everything. Thanks for the book recommendation & the heart too. 💕

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Comments

BlueberryLady on Sep 21, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Beautiful Birthday card you sent me in the pretty Butterfly envie. hugs from Ohio !

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