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BarkleysMommy

BarkleysMommy
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: May 21, 2012
Birthday: March 22
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! My name is Anne and I live in New Mexico, USA. I am a wife, mother to a 21 year-old son, and a business owner/educator (Kumon Math & Reading Center).

I also have two 4-legged children... a very, very, old, medium-sized brown dog who talks to himself and has no teeth; and my baby is Barkley, a long-legged Deer Chihuahua with a chopped-off tail. All of my dogs are rescues. (Sweet Lucy, our 14-year old Dalmatian, passed away on March 26, 2012).

I generally wear makeup, perfume, jewelry (no bracelets, though), business suits, and high heels. I am equally comfortable in blue jeans, a colorful shirt, and tennis shoes when life allows me to be casual.

I do not wear knit caps/hats, as the climate in New Mexico is much too mild. I do love to wear scarves as often as I am able and love those that are lightweight and super-long. :-)

I love jewelry, but do NOT wear bracelets.

I enjoy heavily scented products and I prefer scents that are "clean" (ocean, rain, water, cotton), fruity, or herbal/spice (rosemary, bergamot, thyme, and sage are my current favorites, but I'd love for you to expand my herbal horizons!). I am NOT a fan of bakery, rose, musky, or vanilla scents.

I love all rich, deep, vibrant, gemstone colors. (Pastels can be beautiful, but are not my favorites.) While I am not a fan of peacocks, I would definitely say that any color, or combination of colors, found in a peacock feather would be just my style. If I have to nail it to one color, I'd say blue. Deep lapis to turquoise blues are my color of choice.

Paisley is awesome!

Coffee, wine, and chocolate make frequent appearances in my world. I am not a huge fan of tea, aside from matcha.

I have a rather wicked sense of humor and can sometimes (often?) be a bit sarcastic. I have a huge appreciation for pool hall humor and non-pc things like smoking monkey dolls and boxing nuns.

Favorite Crafts

YIKES! Does anyone else find it challenging to list their "favorite" crafts? I am always trying something different and tend to have a new favorite as often as the seasons change! Currently, I enjoy making soap, creating jewelry, greeting cards, punch art, and basket weaving. I also love making things with Gallery Glass.

I am currently learning more about paper quilling and am really enjoying both the art and the process. I am also exploring crafting with polymer clay.

I am not a scrapbooker, but I love making cards. Adhesives, embossing materials, and dimensional embellishments make me very happy, as do rubber stamps and ink pads. Tiny felt/fabric/vellum flowers and/or tree branches rock my crafty world.

In memory of my father-in-law, I am currently working on an 8 1/2' x 11" album to preserve his poetry and written musings. Any masculine, western, horse, mountain, plumber, denim, guitar or cowboy themed papers and embellishments would be greatly appreciated.

Wish List / Things I Love

I collect :

  • Winged (flying) pigs

  • Fun/unique chopsticks

  • Daruma dolls. (One eyeball, two eyeballs, no eyeballs... love them all!!!)

  • Fancy glass or ceramic "stir sticks" (swizzle sticks) for beverages

  • PIE BIRDS! Ceramic birds (or any other creature/creation with the same purpose) with a pointed "butt", or open end, that are poked into pies to release steam through the bird's beak. (It's a longshot, but if you know what they are, you could be on the lookout while you are at thrift stores and yard sales. I'd be SUPER happy to do a private swap for a pie bird! )

  • Maneki Neko (lucky cat), Kokeshi, and Hotei (Laughing Buddha)

I would love to recieve:

  • Colorful buttons

  • Beginner's level knitting or crochet books

  • Yarn, fiber, and non-wired ribbon

  • Items with a sakura/cherry-blossom theme

  • Washi/chiyogami or kimono patterned origami paper

  • Bezels, bails, jewelry wire, and chain for jewelry crafting

  • Sushi or sake related items

  • Flat-backed pearl embellishments

  • Mulberry paper scraps

  • Old kimono, obi, or sari fabric scraps

  • Little tins/purse-sized packages of sugar-free breath mints. (I can never have enough of these.)

  • Long necklaces, necklaces with lots of beads and charms, simple necklaces with a significant/meaningful pendant. (At least 18", please) Matching, or co-ordinating earrings would be amazing. :-)

  • Brass templates for dry embossing

  • Long, lightweight, scarves

  • Texture plates for polymer clay or embossing

  • Quilling strips

  • Unique measuring cups/spoons and kitchen gadgets

  • Matcha drink packets or candy. I can't seem to find them in New Mexico!

  • Anything handmade by you :-)

~~~These are just some ideas. Please don't let this list limit your imagination. If you put thought and heart into your swap, I will be happy :-) ~~~

Not my favorites...

Cartoon/Disney/baby/childish themes

Peanuts (not allergic, just dislike.)

Bracelets

Gum

Vanilla/bakery/rose scented items

Cherry flavored items

Journals or notebooks (I have TONS!)

"Cutsey" is just not ME! Pretty images of kittens, puppies, bunnies, whatever... not my style. Pretty images of martinis, boxing nun puppets, or smoking monkey dolls get bonus hearts! (I do hope you are laughing!)

Ratings

Amigirl rated for Handmaderiffic Swap-o-rama #1 USA on Jun 28, 2012
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Comment: I'm sad to do this, as we've had lots of great swaps together, but I've waited a long time for this, and I did PM you about several weeks ago that I never got anything. Since you haven't checked in for over a month, I'm not going to send any more PMs. Of course I'm happy to change it if you do send, (or resend) if you already sent the first time, as you said you did.
Tynkerbelle rated for April Wooden House Series-Inter. on May 11, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful house...i love the technique that you used, as always will be a wonderful add to my growing collection....awesome partner!!
jhj24 rated for Happy Spring on May 11, 2012
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Comment: Thank you soooo much for my beautiful cards......luv 'em!!!!
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Comment: thank you very nice
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Comment: Adorable bouquet - I really like the ribbon leaves & the creatively repurposed "vase." Thanks! :)
Avonturella rated for Happy Birthday on May 7, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the nice card and stickers!
gothbarbie rated for Senders Choice - April on May 7, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the cute cards!
luleemik rated for Put a Cork in it!! on May 6, 2012
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Comment: Thank you, Anne, for the wonderful re-send! I love the cute keychain and the candle holder is adorable!!
stamparose rated for Card Sketch #1 on May 4, 2012
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Comment: You forgot to upload the card to the flicker acct.. no worries, I did it for you. thanks for the nice card.
Response: Thank you for nice rating. Thank you for posting to flicker for me, but I didn't forget to upload. I contacted the swap host early this week and asked if I could e-mail the picture to her as I was unable to access the flickr account. :-)
clutterfree rated for $4.00 Challenge #5 (USA) on Apr 27, 2012
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Comment: Anne...love these swaps, thank you for hosting it:) I can always count on getting an awesome package from you and Barkley:) Love the seasonal goodies, the fun crafty finger puppets fot the day care children and the AWESOME stained glass owl...he is in my new kitchen!!! THANKS sooooo much:) ...Charlene
meganimal rated for Spring Craft Supplies in a Bag! on Apr 23, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful crafting goodies!! I love everything, and it was kind of like Xmas with getting to unwrap everything!! :)
Picklemania rated for Kitchen Surprise! on Apr 23, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the delightful and fun swap! I love the cookie cutter. :)
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Comment: thanks so much for all the beautiful stuff....the girls love it all
1Scrapper rated for USE YOUR STASH: Cards with Birds on Apr 16, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cards. I apologize for the late rating but just realized I didn't rate you. Your card was a hit with a girlfriend who just loves birds too! Thanks again.
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Comment: Thanks! The cards are so pretty! You do beautiful work!!
BetsyG rated for Theme: Flowers - USA only on Apr 6, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely Flower card and tags. I really like the technique you used. Keep swapping!
namabear rated for Senders' Choice - March on Apr 3, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card and the lil' note cards are cute.
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Comment: Love it :D
Gingergirl rated for Perfect Packages on Mar 12, 2012
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Comment: Oh my gosh I love the pig stamp and all the other pig goodies. Thank you so much for making my day. Happy swapping.
Response: I had a fabulous time crafting for you and am THRILLED that my swap made you happy! I am looking forward to more swapping opportunities with you in the future. <3
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Comment: I love the owl card! Thank you so much! And the extra little owl card is adorable. :-)
Response: I had so much fun crafting a card to suit your profile! :-) Thank you for your kind comments and generous rating.

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Comments

PookiePie1307 on Jan 5, 2015:

Leave a comment on my profile that you're looking for pie birds and I will keep an eye out at garage sales! I see them a few times throughout the season and never get them because I never know anyone who wants one! Now I do!

wickedred on Aug 8, 2012:

I miss you my Friend

RyeRye on May 6, 2012:

BOOP~

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PATHACKER on Apr 10, 2012:

Thanks so much for everything that you sent. The girls love everything and so do I. I'm hoping to be able to get back into my swaps and crafting soon.....take care and thanks again

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

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