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Ayka

Ayka
Date Joined: January 20, 2008
Last Online: August 2, 2016
Birthday: October 24, 1974
Country: United States

About Me

I ALWAYS SEND MY SWAPS IN TIME. IF YOU DON'T GET THE PACKAGE, IT'S PROBABLY STUCK SOMEWHERE IN TIME OR PLACE. IN CASE THIS HAPPENS, I'LL GLADLY RE-SEND.

I'm a mother of three (9, 7, and 4.5) very good sleepers and I like spending my evenings creating. I've been living in California for 11 years now, but am originally from central Europe. I love California, its weather and nature. However, it's too crowded for my taste and earthquakes don't make my sleep deeper. I'm a sucker for magazines, adoring Somerset Studio and home improvement magazines. I deeply admire artists whose work shows play and creativity and hope I could achieve the same one day. Antique shows, flea markets as well as art and craft stores positively raise my blood pressure and I can easily see myself living in any of them.

Favorite Crafts

I like doing ATCs, postcard size pieces, and smaller scale work in general. Altering things is my favorite part of creating. I'm an avid recycler and believe recycling is the future of this planet. Most often I work with paper and paint but I also dipped my hands in polymer clay and beeswax. I don't care about scrapbooking. It seems too artificial to me (please don't send me to hell) but I love all the beautiful papers, pens, stamps, ink pads and all other yummies. I also tried carving my own stamps and am definitely going to keep trying.

Favorite Music

Celtic Woman, the three tenors (Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras), hits from the Beatles and other hits from sixties, seventies, and eighties (Don McLean, The Monkies, ABBA, Queen etc.), Gypsy Kings, music from musicals (Hair, Phantom of the Opera West Side Story), basically anything I can sing to

Favorite Books

I used to read a lot (A LOT). In the last nine years, though, I only read craft and art books. Other than that, I read, and highly recommend, The Time Traveler's Wife and a biography The Glass Castle.

Favorite Movies

Secondhand Lions, Everything is Illuminated, Amadeus, Firelight, American Beauty, Little Miss Sunshine, Pride and Prejudice, The Name of the Rose, Marie Antoinette, Hotel Rwanda, Pulp Fiction, Love Actually, Nowhere in Africa, The Piano, Out of Africa, Divided We Fall (2000), Zelary, The Pianist, The Red Violin, Something's Gotta Give, Bramwell and more

Favorite Television

I'm more of a throw-your-tv-out person. We mainly keep it for DVD watching. The only shows I watched (on DVDs or streamed from Netflix, anyway) was Deadwood, my all time favorite Six Feet Under, Aristocrats (British series, wonderful for family saga lovers), Mistresses (another British series). Oh, and Seinfeld!

Likes

office supplies, buttons, postcards, postage stamps, rubber stamps, interesting papers, vintage anything, glitter, ink pads, pens, anything handmade (except for doilies), every single color you can think of, history, Paris, France, Prague, Vienna, old Europe in general, castles, 17th century French fashion, things with visible character like torn books, but also very beautiful new things - e.g. Martha Stewart's absolutely gorgeous line of papers, glitters, punches, ribbons and rub-ons, traveling, America's ghost towns, summer, camping, mountains, ocean, beaches, shells, precious stones, heart shape stones, summer rain and storms

Dislikes

candy, gum, nuts, disney and other cheesy stuff, crocheted doilies, not big on religious stuff (unless it has something to do with art), hypocrisy, arrogance, wearing more than one layer of clothing, other people clutter, cold coffee/tea, and wet socks

Ratings

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Comment: I just received your Art Journal!!! I can't believe it! A man I don't know came to my door just a few minutes ago. He had your package. Apparently, his mom received the journal more than a month ago in error. She has the same street number (wrong street), and with almost the exact same last name as mine. The post office delivered your journal to the wrong person - even with a delivery confirmation. I'm a bit peeved about this, but I'm also very glad I finally got your beautiful journal. I love it!!! I love the way you narrated all the pages. Great job!! And thanks very much for all the extras!!
Response: Woooooow:-)) I am so relieved you finally received it. Thank you so much for the rating. I'm glad you liked the journal:-)
RaineyDay rated for One Sentence Journal--October on Nov 7, 2011
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Comment: Oh my!!!! Your journal was soooo beautiful. I will treasure it always I love your style and already I've looked at every page several times. Thanks to you, I want to create more journals and learn how you did what you did. Thank you for the extra treats. I adore the Asian women quilt piece. It is my greatest Asian art treasure to date. You make Swap-Bot a special place.
Response: Thank you so much for your beautiful words. This kind of encouragement was exactly what I needed:-) You absolutely made my day. Thank YOU!
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Comment: Thank so much for a wonderful letter! And all the extras. The tea is yummy - I am drinking it in the moment. Thank you!
Response: Wow, I'm amazed at the speed the postal service works in the summer! I'm so glad the letter made it to your hands. Thank you very much for the rating:-)
kaylarp rated for Journal Your June- UAS ONLY on Jul 13, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the journal it was very lovely :)
Response: You're welcome;-)
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Comment: These turned out so cute! Thank you! Thanks for coming out to play swap! oxo Laura
Response: I'm so glad you liked them. Thank you so much for the rating:-)
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Comment: Your answers made me smile! My dishes stare at me also! Just don't let them start moving and you will be fine :)
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Comment: awsome answers. thank you.
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Comment: thanks for sharing.
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Comment: My Dad doesn't have a middle name either but both me and my brother do. I think he said it was something to do with that it was hard enough to come up with first names let alone middle names! Slovak mixed with English sounds like a good combination!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing :)
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Comment: Thanks for your replies. :)
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Comment: Thank you for your honesty in your answers.
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Comment: Thank you! That was fun!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!

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Comments

Nathalie on Jul 1, 2009:

Hi Andrea,

I got the journal about you which you angelled for. I love it. Thanks so much for offering to angel. Thanks to people like you swapbot is a nice place to come back to ; )

Evka on Feb 23, 2009:

Ahojky Ayka, to je milé, číst tady alespoň slovenštinu...Pohled určitě dorazí, mě docela překvapilo, že ten můj se dostal na Havai za týden! Chce to trpělivost:-) Díky za vzkazík, moc potěšil...

happypup on Mar 17, 2008:

thanks for joining the fruits and veggies ATC swap!

magicjessnrach on Mar 11, 2008:

Thanks for angeling me for the 'Things with Wings' ATC swap. I love them!

PostMuse on Mar 8, 2008:

Had to smile when I saw your comment on WackyStuff's profile. I've been Zmrzlina and Vevericka online for many years, and I haven't a bit of Slovak in me :-) And my license plate reads "Zmrzka" which is as close to zmrzlina as I could get with the few letters the state allows on the plate. My old blog, which I keep meaning to get back to, is http://zmrzlina.blogspot.com/

ArtzyDiva on Feb 29, 2008:

Hello! I just wanted to thank you for joining my Mixed-Media 'Blue For You' ATC swap. I hope you enjoy making the cards & receive some cool ones in return.

If you have any questions just let me know

missychrissy on Feb 20, 2008:

Thank you for joining my inchies swap. Chris xx

kawaiibuttons on Feb 18, 2008:

Hi :) I wanted to let you know that your package for the "SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE" swap has been mailed, I hope you enjoy everything ♥

GypsyDyann on Feb 11, 2008:

Thanks for emailing me and being so concerned about the Marie Antoinette Swap! You sound like a really lovely person and I look forward to getting to know you better and of course for whatever you might be sending me swap wise!

kotek on Feb 2, 2008:

Just doing the ATC matchbox for you :) Is there any possibility you are from Germany? best wishes

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