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Bananers

Bananers
Date Joined: March 6, 2016
Last Online: July 22, 2017
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 can't wait until I am ready for competitions myself.

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 also have started a half sleeve with steampunk elephants on my right arm. 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

MamaJo rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 18, 2017
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Comment: love the patriotic theme for the summer
Soaksupthesun rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
SilverD rated for WIYM: Send 4 Swap -USA- on Jul 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies. Love the playing cards, book pages, stamps and ATC papers!
piratewithtea rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for your goodies! I love the envelope by the way!
aligurl75 rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the washi samples and the other goodies. I love the small cellophane of sparkly stuff. :)
debbee2014 rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 11, 2017
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Comment: Great job. thanks for everything, love all the stars
lyricalmia rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you.
moxiekiefer rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 10, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the fun goodies!! Very cute envelope =)
Fenix825 rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much!
LittleDonnaGirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies. :)
Leekoba rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 10, 2017
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Comment: Hi Juli Thank you I like what you sent me spicemom
Loubeth rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 10, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies you sent! I really loved the little Bee tag!
BusyB rated for Stamped Images for Paper Crafts on Jul 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the awesome images I received last week! I especially love the doll and face images. I will enjoy using all of these in my projects. Many hearts to you!
Peaches12 rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. Have a blessed day.
EmJayBe rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 8, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome goodies. I especially (of course) love the stars!!! Your envelope put a smile on my face; thank you!
KathleenHope rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank You 💖💖💖
LadyJo rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 8, 2017
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Comment: Nice things! Thank you!
Magenta3 rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 8, 2017
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Comment: Thanks
Arrowjosie rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jul 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!

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Comments

LauraM540 on Jul 4, 2017:

Thank you for the great batch of fussy cut images from the cpg tag! Love them all

biasbabe on Jun 27, 2017:

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To the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting Group

bluehairedmary on Jun 19, 2017:


Wow! What a great baggie of beads and Project Life cards! Just received for CPG Pick 2 Tag. Thank you so much for your generosity!

bluehairedmary on Jun 10, 2017:

Just received the handmade envies for CPG Cheap Postage Tag You're It - US Only. The envies are great and thanks for all the extras! Hooray for happy mail! Great tag! Thanks again! ♥

LauraM540 on Jun 5, 2017:
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djcamp04 on Apr 1, 2017:

Thank you so much for the fussy cuts!! Love them!!

rngstgstll on Jan 24, 2017:

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Welcome to ZMACS!

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