I am 29 yrs. old and the proud mother of a beautiful 4 yr. old girl and an adorable 2 year old baby girl! I love being a stay at home mom and having the opportunity to create in my "off duty" time (when the little ones are down for the evening).
Just a note about my swapping- I will rate ALL of my swap partners. I would appreciate ratings on the swaps I send too so people know that I follow through and hold up my end of swaps. Thanks!
I have typical crafter's ADD- I have been known to draw, paint, woodburn, etc...but my passion is for paper crafting which is currently consuming all my free time. By paper crafting I mean I am into making cards, tags, gift boxes, ATC's, etc. I do not scrapbook. I tried once, but I realized I have this irrational fear of cutting my photographs. I think I'm scared I'll accidentally cut out something important and regret it. I hope to one day get over that and give it a try again in a few years when I have more time to work on it. I would love to be able to do that with all the pictures of my daughters.
I love taking something blank and basic and creating something beautiful out of it by simply adding different layers and elements to it. I have a pretty simple design aesthetic (not into tons of gaudy stuff piled on top of eachother), but I work in the direction of whatever is inspiring me at the moment. I have a shop on etsy which I sell cards and other paper goods from. It has been fulfilling and helped me feel productive and worthwhile in ways other than being just a mom and wife.
I tend to be a bit (VERY) addicted to buying craft supplies, but sometimes I just can't resist that neat stamp set or the pretty new paper I see in front of me. My newest obsession is anything Tim Holtz!
I also enjoy crocheting- I just learned a little over a year ago and though I don't crochet in the warm months I go back to it in the fall and winter. I love giving my items as holiday gifts!
And that is just to name a few. Let's just say I love my DVR. :-) When it comes to t.v. and movies I really just want to laugh and be entertained. I don't like watching things that are sad... I turn to t.v. and movies to escape those kinds of things.
We also watch Flyers hockey in this house! Thanks to my husband I have actually become a fan of the Philadelphia Flyers. So any Flyers items would be fine to send!
How about some favorite authors?
I used to read A LOT, but I've hardly touched a book since having my first daughter. I miss it sometimes. Now I am reading the same book over and over to my 3 yr old. Lol.
Note: I do not like the Twilight series (I just felt the books were poorly written).
I don't really want to specify too many dislikes, especially when it comes to crafting. I don't want to discourage someone from sending something I might love using, but just didn't know about or something that might give me a chance to try something new, but here are a few things I definitely DON'T need...
I would be more than happy to do private swaps with people! Here are some swaps I'd be interested in doing...
I see some people have "wish lists" so I thought I'd make one too!
Just so you know, I would never expect these things... just a simple wish list.
WHY DO PEOPLE MARK THINGS "SENT" WHEN THEY HAVEN'T SENT THEM???!!! If you are going to be late, just contact me. But marking your swap as sent before it is actually sent just really puts me off and gives me a very negative perception of you.
It kind of bothers me when someone has a stipulation for EVERY "like" and "dislike" they have listed in their profile. For example: "I like (fill in the blank), but ONLY if it's this and that and such a way, etc..." I understand we all have our preferences, but some people just seem ungrateful and impossible to please and make me dread having them as someone I have to send to...
Then again, maybe people are just tired of receiving junk. LOL.
I got my first cigarrette smoke infused package today and I must say it was quite attrocious. It basically went straight to the trash. I am an ex-smoker who quit for her kids and while I don't care if you smoke, I most likely won't keep or use the things you send me if they smell like an ashtray. Sorry. I am not judging smokers, but it's just the truth.
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