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ArtyBeth3

ArtyBeth3
Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: August 13, 2018
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

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. Jesus Christ is my Savior.

Random things I enjoy:

  • Rock/mineral hunting on beaches and "in the middle of nowhere."
  • 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.

I also love:

  • Decorating plain envelopes with colorful washi tapes. There is no excuse for sending boring white envelopes when we have washi tape! :)

  • Hosting swaps to get people to be creative with their pretty papers and washi tapes, besides just hoarding them. It helps me too!! ;)

FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers, song birds, cats, butterflies, dragonflies, tea/coffee, postal or pen pal related (mailboxes/letters/postage stamps/snails*/pens). I love these same themes in a whimsical flair. * whimsical snails only please.

FAVORITE COLORS: All the happy, colorful ones! LOL. I prefer bright colors (not neon) over khaki and beige tones. My "go-to" colors right now seem to be pink, green, and blue; however, it doesn't mean that I won't be happy with other colors too. For metallics, I prefer gold over silver.

Wish List

[If you have any of my wish list items and would like to set up a private swap, send me a PM. I'll see what I might have in my stash that you might like for a trade.]

  • UNUSED USA POSTAGE: Vintage (the kind you have to lick or glue to seal) or the current self stick kind.
  • WASHI TAPE: I've started an "All things Washi" journal that I'm putting snippets of washi tapes received (and purchased), along washi cards & envies, so I'd love to receive all sorts of washi tapes (except the themes on my dislikes list. :)
  • STAMPIN' UP CARD STOCK: Any color (at least A2 folded card size).
  • STAMPED biblical verses
  • YOUR HANDMADE CARD CREATIONS: I especially enjoy fun folds, pocket letters, or fancy folds card techniques. I like them for inspiration.
  • 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 $5 gift card so I can enjoy a tall caramel macchiato with a petite vanilla bean scone. :)

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.

  • Although I'm a Christian I prefer to not receive crosses, pictures of Christ, or most Christian imagery.
  • 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.

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

Ratings

susanica rated for WIYM: Keep Calm & Washi On! on Aug 12, 2018
5
rating
Comment: thank you for sending..unfortunatelly i haven t got it yet give you a heart for you for your time and effort
Response: Thank you very much! I hope my 4th resend makes it to you so can actually enjoy it!! 😀
Mye rated for WIYM: Mega Washi Swap Int’l on Aug 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely samples Beth! Thank you for using special stamps on the envelope too 😊 I don't mind receiving duplicates for the same reason as you've said 😉
Response: You are very welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed both samples & stamps! 😀 Thanks for the wonderful rating.
ncnurse04 rated for Mega Washi Tape USA on Aug 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Loved it! Can't wait to use it!
Response: Great! I'm glad you received it. Have fun coloring envelopes that go out into the world. Thanks for the lovely rating too.
newrule rated for WIYM: Mega Washi Swap Int’l on Aug 8, 2018
5
rating
Comment: I would hit the "heart" button a hundred times if I could you know!! Thanks for bringing washi smiles to me all the time! See ya around! Oh yes! Thanks for the cute die cuts too!
Response: Aw, thanks for your kind words, rating, and thoughts of many more hearts too! :) I'm glad you enjoyed what I sent.
susieq40 rated for CF - Sender's Choice Card on Aug 3, 2018
5
rating
Comment: What a thrill to get the beautiful card and letter today, I loved reading all about you and your weather, so different from Alabama humidity..yuck Great card loved the pink and black, thanks for making my day a little brighter..hugs. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Thank you for your kind words about my card & letter. I'm glad you enjoyed it and that I could make your day a little brighter. Thank you for the lovely rating with many hearts, my friend. :)
5
rating
Comment: I got your resend today! Thanks so much. I love all the fun washi and your note was so sweet.
Response: Yay, I'm glad the resend arrived safely and that you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the nice rating w/heart! :)
5
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Comment: Beth I love the card you made for me! So pretty pinks green and black too! Thanks so much too for the stamped bible verses. I use them on my cards quite often. I only have one or two bible verse stamps so they are very much appreciated when you send them to me. Thanks for hosting this swap I do enjoy making these paper strip cards in herringbone pattern. I received your letter yesterday (7/28) as well as this one so I will be working on sending a letter back to you!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my herringbone card and the Bible verses. I've been researching other quilt patterns for cards and will soon be hosting a few of them. :) I look forward to your letter. Thank you, too, for the most wonderful of ratings! :)
Sissi rated for WIYM: Mega Washi Swap Int’l on Jul 28, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for your nice selection of washis :)
Response: You're welcome. Have fun with the tapes! Thank you for the nice rating.
Mamabemus rated for WIYM: Mega Washi Swap USA on Jul 28, 2018
5
rating
Comment: thanks for the great washi. I love them all
Response: You're welcome. Long live wonderful washi. Thanks much for the great rating! :)
Mamabemus rated for Mega Washi Tape USA on Jul 28, 2018
5
rating
Comment: thanks for the great washi. I especially love the donut tape
Response: You're welcome. Yes, I thought the donut tape was rather cute myself. So many designs... Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart. :)
marhod5 rated for Mega Washi Tape USA on Jul 28, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi. I’ve been looking for the purple one. I love it!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad I had one that you have been looking for. :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart!! :)
iamred rated for WOW: Green Washi Tape Samples on Jul 28, 2018
5
rating
Comment: yay! so many nice greens! thank you so much ♥ and for the stickers too =D
Response: You're welcome for all the green washi tapes! I'm glad you enjoyed them and the stickers too. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
crochetjunkie rated for WIYM: Mega Washi Swap USA on Jul 27, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for another great selection of washi! Love the mason jars!!
Response: You are very welcome. The mason jars are cool - I received a roll as a gift, can't beat that! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart!
crochetjunkie rated for WIYM: Mega Washi Swap Int’l on Jul 27, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for some nice colorful washi! Love the white roses!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the quick, wonderful rating! :)
Poohtat rated for WIYM: Mega Washi Swap USA on Jul 27, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the samples!
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the awesome rating! :)
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Pretty Paper Scraps Swap Cards on Jul 27, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Great cards, and I enjoyed this swap!
Response: Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed this swap. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart too! :)
rarjones rated for CF: Pretty Paper Scraps Swap Cards on Jul 27, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Such lovely swap cards! Thank you so much:) I will enjoy using them. Beautiful envelope too!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my swap cards and envelope too. Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
iamred rated for WOW: Blue Washi Tape Samples on Jul 27, 2018
5
rating
Comment: thank you so much for the nice selection of blue washi and the extra stickers! ♥
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for hosting great washi swaps!! Thanks also for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
5
rating
Comment: Always a pleasure getting mails from you! Thanks so much. And I loved everything you sent! Take care!
Response: :) I'm glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the lovely rating & shiny red heart. :)
kssunlover1947 rated for Mega Washi Tape USA on Jul 26, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for all the great washi. Besides envelopes I like using it on ATCs and postcards..
Response: You are very welcome. Enjoy it. Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! :)

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Comments

lvpoohbr2 on Aug 11, 2018:

Thank you Beth for the lovely welcome to the Christian Friends group! The card is sooo cute and I loved learning a bit more about you! <3 Ü

Mye on Aug 11, 2018:

Thank you very much for the gorgeous washi samples you sent me for the IWTS: washi Tape Samples Tag ❤❤❤ Thank you for using different and unique stamps on the envelope too 💞 Have a great day ahead 😊

Animatarian on Aug 10, 2018:

Beth, thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers!! Your card is beautiful, and I just love the handmade envies, (agree the tea pot one is special!). Thanks also for the teas, I'm looking forward to trying them out with my morning quiet time. Thanks again!!

LindaW on Aug 10, 2018:

Hello! Thank you for sending me the nice card welcoming me into the group. I'm safe and sound here on Oahu. The volcano erupted on the Big Island. There have been a lot of fires lately. It seems like arson. Looking forward to swapping and meeting some ladies here.

newrule on May 14, 2018:

Hello from Malaysia! Thanks so much for the lovely surprise! I enjoyed reading your mail and understand it well, coming from a washi-craze person too!!! Hahahaha! Thanks so much for including some really cool huge washi tapes. I loved them. Can't wait to use them! Again, thank you for your lovely and sweet mail. Take care and enjoy spring!!!

rarjones on May 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday to you:) Wishing you a day filled with sunshine and blessings!

Animatarian on Apr 5, 2018:

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!! So sweet of you to send a card!! My "little" 15 lb. fur baby (he wasn't that big when we rescued him!!) sends yours a meow! Thanks again!

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