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Bananers

Bananers
Date Joined: March 6, 2016
Last Online: June 22, 2018
Birthday: November 18
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a married mom of 2, one boy and one girl. (I got lucky there!) In March 2015, after 21 years, I retired from the US Navy, during which I worked as an electrician for the nuclear reactor plants. Talk about a stressful job! But, that was then and this is now!I finally finished school to be a pharmacy technician; I know, quite the departure from an electrician, but I was looking for something different...and probably part time. I mean a girl needs time to shop and make stuff, right? I found a job in a hospital, unfortunately, not part time.....oh well....I could have worse problems to think about.

I'm not really a social butterfly and prefer to just hang out at the house and avoid the crowd.

My son and I go to kickboxing, MMA, boxing, and Muay Thai classes. At first I thought I would just go because there was no sense in sitting around and just watching him....but, I love it!!! I am now fighting (MMA) and am participating in BJJ tournaments.

I've learned that age is only a number and that it isn't something that should be used to keep you from moving on with your journey.

Tattoos....I love them! I have a large wrap around "gardeny" type teal rose on my left calf/ankle and a steampunk "gardeny" type on my right shoulder blade/upper back area. I have a half sleeve with steampunk elephants on my right arm. I also have started an underwater scene on my left arm, steampunk of course. All are original art by my tattoo artist; he is super awesome and a great artist. If you are in the Charleston, SC area and want to get an awesome tattoo, let me know and I'll give you his name. :)

I love to buy stuff, especially if it is for crafting and I can order it online. But oh my gosh, get me near a thrift store.....I absolutely love, love, love thrift stores! My husband keeps telling me that he has no idea what he is going to do with all of my stuff if I kick the bucket before he does....I told him that I'll leave him a list of people that he can invite over. LOL!

Favorite Crafts

I started my journey into the world of crafts with sane quilting. For several years, I collected hundreds of yards of fabric, kits, magazines, and books. I even put together some of my own kits. Many UFO's patiently remain in my sewing room for their turn under the sewing machine. It has been a while since I have finished a quilt.......I'm going to have to remedy that! :)

I'm in love with crazy quilting. CQ encompasses sooooo much stuff! There are beads, and threads, lace, charms, more beads, and more threads, yarns, every type of fabric that you can think of, paint, markers, broken jewelry, more beads and threads, and the list goes on....and on....and on! Of course, this feeds right into my love of buying stuff! The options are endless. If it can be sewn on or used on a crazy quilt block, it is fair game.

I've delved into painting/dyeing fabric/lace/threads, making polymer clay faces for CQ blocks, dotee dolls.

I recently made my first ATC for a swap and had fun with that!

Oh my gosh! I have just discovered pocket letters and flip books! I think I might be in love! I don't have the mass stash to make these....but one can always work in that direction. (LOL!)

Favorite Television

Orange is the New Black, Elementary, Person of Interest, Gotham, Bones, Girls, Second Chance, Ink Master, Penny Dreadful, UFC Fights, Major Crimes, Sister Wives, Counting On

Likes/Dislikes

Likes:

-Jewel Tones/Brights

-pink/brown

-turquoise/brown

-purple

-pink

-turquoise

-just plain fun, but not overly childish

-While I don't care for overly childish, I do LOVE the Kawaii style

-steampunk

-sugar skulls

-funky colored owls with big eyes

-1930 to 1950 ish ephemera

-getting packages in the mail!

-dark chocolate!!


Dislikes:

-plaid

-baby themes

-I don't have young children nor do I send cards/items to young children. Please try to avoid sending those types of items. This is just a preference, I will re-swap these types of items, but it is very hard to because there are a lot of people that also don't want this sort of stuff.

-Sports related items, unless it involves fighting. The only sports that I watch are MMA and BJJ; the only ones I participate in I listed above.


Please Don't Send:

-religious items/quotations

-strong smelling/stinky items (perfumes/cigarettes)

-anything that has been around a pet or that has been dusty (think allergies)

-Please no cosmetics. I do not wear them and would have no use for them. Thank you. :) I've been told that these can be used in crafting. I agree that something like nail polish can be used to paint charms (of which, I have a ton for that purpose). I could even see eye shadows being used by somebody, I just have not. There are still a lot of cosmetics that I don't think would be suitable crafting items, so if they can't be used in a crafting type situation, I would prefer not receive them.

-With the exception of my wedding ring, I don't wear jewelry. If it is something that can be used for crazy quilting or in a pocket letter/card/flip book, that would be my exception.

-Also, it gets super hot from about late March to September/October, so I wouldn't recommend sending food items or anything that has the potential to melt. Items like wax tarts, Chapstick, gum, etc.


I really don't need:

-Common office supplies (I coupon/scour sales adds, so I have normal office supplies galore. These include: ballpoint pens in all colors, highlighters, pencils, glue sticks, index cards, square sticky notes, colored pencils, crayons, permanent markers in all colors.)**

Wishlist

-Ephemera (especially vintage)!!!!!

-gel pens

-felt tip pens

-stickers (not overly childish; I do like kawaii)

-scrapbook bling

-die cuts/punchies

-Glitter (I know, who would consciously ask for glitter!)

-brads/eyelets

-paper clips (shaped and colored; I have plenty regular and jumbo silver)

-Seed beads: size 11/0 and 15/0, all colors

-costume jewelry

-interesting shaped sequins

-ATC size vintage pictures or other interesting pictures that would make for a unique ATC/altered postcard/altered business card

-novelty/glass/vintage buttons

-patterned ribbon

-inchie/twinchie blanks

-lace

-fabric trim (not the bulky type for household items)

-anything that could be sewn on to a crazy quilt block

-postcards/postalettes

-small steampunk parts (gears, keys, etc)

-washi tape

-scrapbook papers/card stock (especially those that have been embossed or otherwise created by you)

-stamps

-glitter glue

-stamped images

-papers/book pages; especially foreign print or those that have been painted/stamped by you

-words/word pages/word cut-outs

-I also especially love "blind" envelopes. It is always so fun to see what other people think is neat!

Swapping Etiquette

I will never flake on a swap! (Never ever!!) I have been flaked on so many times, some being pretty time and effort significant, and it really sucked. I just simply can't believe that a person can feel ok with themselves when they do this.

If you don't receive a swap from me, it has been lost in the mail. Please message me ASAP, and I will happily mail out something new. If the old package/mail item arrives, lucky you; you get something extra for being so patient.

Ratings

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Comment: Hi Juli. Thank you so much for your lovely letter! You clearly put some love into making this. I was unable to peel off the label that the nasty mail worker put on it but at least I could take out the custom papers and see through the plastic. No matter, I still love it and will use it in my journal. And thank you for all the awesome napkins! This was a great swap, hope to see you in the next one. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
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Comment: Thank you for the envelope and thoughtful extras! Collaging so many different magazine cutouts together created a really neat effect. The lace and washi tape will go to good use :)
Sierrawildflower rated for Paper Bomb on Jun 15, 2018
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Comment: What a fun package of paper goodies to play with and so much more! There is so much here that I will enjoy creating with and I appreciate the nature-themed items. It was fun to read the Sullivan's Island clipping as well . . . 20ish years ago I lived in Liberty Hill, SC so a little bit of me still misses the south. Thanks so much!
iamred rated for WOW: Washi Sample Bags on Jun 4, 2018
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Comment: thanks.
jukejan rated for FCMA: Collage Envelope - Catalogs on May 3, 2018
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Comment: WOW, you really did a great job on the mailing envie and spoiled me with the fun envies on the inside. Thanks for being a wonderful swapper!
AlleyKat rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #24 on Apr 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awsome swap!!
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Comment: Looks great. Thanks for the extras!
Candace rated for MAE - Handmade Flower Envies on Apr 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the garden of envies!
heatherknits rated for EH~~BLOOMING (FLOWERS) on Apr 2, 2018
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Comment: Awesome - thank you so much! You had a lot of fun with this one it looks like :D I love the watercolor stamps on an old book page - I don't spend much time online learning new techniques so I love to learn them from fellow swappers. I will definitely try this one!
Rimbar rated for EH~~Winter Envies on Mar 22, 2018
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Comment: 3/22/2018-My heart felt apologizes for these huge over site. I don't know how I missed rating you. But thank you for the winter envies. I loved them. Happy swapping.
ittybittykitty rated for WOW: Washi Sample Bags on Mar 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
isabellasnow rated for MAE - Those Birds on Mar 14, 2018
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Comment: Hi Juli! Thank you for all those beautiful bird envies! You sent double the amount you needed to and each one is really special. My absolute favorite is the one with the newsprint strips ;+) I'll enjoy using these to send out my own swaps!
bbsporty rated for WIYM: Die Cut/Punches Swap - USA on Mar 12, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for all the cute die cuts and punches! I love the houses one!
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Comment: Thanks!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Handmade Envies - Global on Mar 9, 2018
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Comment: Love em and thank you also for the fun extras!
manachai rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #2 on Feb 23, 2018
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Comment: I loved the Stickii Club calendar stickers. Super useful! And thank you for the lovely patterned papers 💕 What a treat of a swap ✨✨
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great envelopes! I loved them all, especially the painted ones.
kssunlover1947 rated for MAE - Make It inBlue! on Feb 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely blue envelopes.
DaiziDruke rated for Paper Destash on Jan 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of paper...the handmade paper was especially cool! ❤️
angeness rated for WIYM: Make some Winter Envies on Jan 29, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful envies, they’re so gorgeous!

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Comments

Moni on Jun 19, 2018:

Received the tag you sent me. Loved it a lot, thanks so much :)

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

CurlyTea on Feb 14, 2018:

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

CurlyTea on Nov 28, 2017:


Snowball Fight!

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

CurlyTea on Nov 20, 2017:

CurlyTea on Nov 10, 2017:

isabellasnow on Nov 5, 2017:

Let's try this again:

HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY from WIYM GROUP!

CurlyTea on Nov 2, 2017:

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