Date Joined: August 6, 2017
Last Online: July 17, 2018
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States
Hello.... greeting the Pacific North West! Born in Boston though - Boston Proud.... I am so excited about beginning this wonderful swap-bot experience. I've been "crafty" all my life. My interests are varied. I was a stay at home mom until all my children were in grade school. In order to have the same schedule as my children I became a school bus driver, and 20 years later I'm still sitting in the drivers seat - Oh boy the stories I could tell! No really....... kids say the darnedest things (if their parents only knew - sometimes I have to try not to bust out laughing when I see them, these little ones are so innocent - it's delightful).
I used to teach Kindergarten before staying home with my fabulous children which was a perfect fit for me because Kindergarten is education disguised in one big fat craft session. I have 2 living Children, Ashley-29 and Chelsea-27, my son Joshua passed away Sept 11, 2010 at 25, we are blessed with a lifetime of laughter and love from the short time we had with him. That loss does not define me, in fact it has made me a better person and I know he would be proud of the person I am.
I love to walk and swim. Camping and walking on the beach.I have a great sense of humor and love to do random acts of kindness and putting a smiles on faces....... and ice cream cones, dipped in chocolate of course - I love that crunchy stuff!!!
What would the world be without music..... right now my playlist has on it...
Rihanna's "Love on the brain",
Adel's "Hello" - Well all of Adel,
Mumford and Son, Macy Gray, Journey, Duffy, Chicago, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Train, Beetles, Tracy Chapman, well I could go on and on. I'm kinda an eclectic person of sorts and it translates in my music, reading and crafts!!
YUP ...I love to read and belong to a book club. What fun it is and it broadens my reading (I won't lie though some of the selections make me wonder... just who is this person). I like easy reading but don't object trying something new. Some books on my shelf.... Girl on the Train, Winter Garden, A Man Called Ove
again very eclectic. I love bookstores - older ones more so and libraries and the feel of a good book in my hands - seriously I like turning pages - but I confess I do have electronic ones too - purely for when I have field trips on the bus......
AND.... I love movies & go to movies. Some of my favorites, Pride and Prejudice The Help, Nims Island, Eight Below, Marvel movies - Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Forrest Gump, The Princess Bride, I like based on true life uplifting movies, Not good with scary, scary movies. No Saw or Geepers Creaper ............Yikes!!!!
Hmmmm - there just isn't enough time or ones attention span to really do my crafting justice...!! So let me just say ........ I ....L O V E ..... Paper and all paper crafts but have have been seen doing - Knitting, Crochet, beading, Cross stitch - But mostly I'm hooked on paper crafts. I do scrapbooking, junk journaling, making my own envelopes, and a love of all things ATC's. Just found out about Inchies and Twinchies, I mean REALLY Inchies and Twinchies.......
I do want to say AGAIN if for some reason you don't receive something from me please let me know I would love to do it again (I'm pretty big on the thought of resends for you should that happen), please contact me - it's sad not getting a little something in the mail when your expecting a little something, right?!
About PC's. My favorites are the artistic kind, black& white, black & white with color accents, unusual and unique - because honestly I truly have a lot of tourist type cards, ...... well send me something you'd like yourself and then tell me a little bit about you.. your profession, dreams, passions, what you love about your culture and I love quotes. I just love receiving them so just have fun picking it.
I also collect playing cards, there are some beautiful,wacky and funny ones out there and some of the older ones - fabulous...... crazy, I don't know why, but, there you have it. I would love the 5 of hearts, but anything would be awesome -lol- they have been know to just make my day. I'm crazy I know this... lol
Anything Political, religious and althoughI like the wacky and unusual no nudity or vulgar please.
I LOVE Coca-Cola, and coke art, American Flags (vintage & country best), PC,s, Stationary and notecards, die cuts, Daisy and Sunflowers, Watermelon, Owls, ladybugs, elephants and giraffes, Ribbon and lace, Journals - bullet and junk journals calligraphy - Fountain pens, ATC's, Vintage, photography, paper craft embellishments, playing cards (see above lol), zentangle, beautiful paper, fashion, bookmarks, beautiful stickers (might I add, that since I am a bus driver perhaps no kids or teacher types stickers would be nice - I have a pretty good selection)
truly I just plain love seeing the little treasure people send me hidden in all shapes and sizes of envelopes that await me in the mailbox..... that does not mean little extras - it means YOUR work!
Warmer earth tone greens, purples like eggplant and deap lilac, yellows like mustard, oranges like pumpkin and corals and usually do a lot of black accents
Love red, white and blue - purple, greens and yellow or brown with pink or blue or green combinations are pretty too
feels weird saying that about colors but others have done so and well I like following the trend too -I lie, I'm really a rebel kinda gal...still taking about colors seems .... well lets just say its new to me... I told you I'm crazy
Well that about does it for now... thank you for forging through my profile, I'm bit of a talker and that translate to talking with my hands as well as in my writing too!!!! I love swap-botting and I feel like our swaps are like little acts of kindness toward each other and the connection one feels from them is... well... sort of magical...
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