Date Joined: August 6, 2017
Last Online: July 14, 2020
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States
H e l l o.... greetings from the beautiful Pacific North West! Born in Boston though - Boston Proud. I’m the daughter of an Army Pilot so I traveled when I was young. 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 21 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 am rather proud of the fact that I am with my team mate the current Special Needs School Bus Rodeo champ for the state of Washington and we are heading to Nationals in Texas..... ask me about it sometime its amazing what we do in the name and fun of school bus safety, knowledge and fun....... lot of work but amazing fun
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 craft session. I have 2 living Children, Ashley-30 who blessed us with my grandson Sullivan AKA: Sully this July and Chelsea-28 who loves to travel and 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.
Besides family and friends and my crafts I love to walk, swim, bullet journaling and Zentangling. I have a great sense of humor and love random acts of kindness and putting a smiles on faces....... and ice cream cones, dipped in chocolate of course - I love that crunchy stuff!!!
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 and of recent art classes on ZOOM. But mostly I'm hooked on paper crafts. I love making my own envelopes, and a love of all things ATC's and JAMS (so anything in 3’s are awesome). . I am just learning watercolorJust 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, if you haven't I would love to do it again. Please contact me - it's sad not getting a little something in the mail when your expecting it, right?!
I also collect playing cards, there are some beautiful, wacky and funny ones out there and some of the older ones - fabulous.... crazy, but there you have it.
I would love J of ❤️‘s if you have one (it's kinda a sentimental reason - in memory of my son Joshua he was my heart.... thus J❤️ - he was also a bit of a jokester too so Jokers are pretty darn awesome too) crazy I know this... but it is a delightful collection... lol
YUP ...I love to read and belong to a book club. We call ourselves....📚Between The Covers📚 ..... 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......
Love movies too..... 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!!!!
I like reality shows like America’s Got Talent The Voice The Great American Race Survivor also Dateline Free Solo Leah Reminisce: Scientology and Aftermath Blue Bloods Veep New Amsterdam The Good Doctor Shark Tank
About PC's. My favorites are the artistic kind, black& white, black & white with color accents, unusual and unique - 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 send postcards through Postcrossing a wonderful and exciting community of postcard lovers around the world - check it out!!
I LOVE Coca-Cola and coke art American Flags (vintage & country best) Postcards Stationary and notecards Daisy and Sunflowers Watermelon Owls ladybugs elephants giraffes Ribbon and lace, Journals - bullet and junk journals calligraphy - Fountain pens ATC's Vintage and Retro photography paper craft embellishments, playing cards (see above lol) zentangle Anything to embellish my JAMS in 3’s 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 Red, white and blue oranges like pumpkin and corals and usually do a lot of black accents
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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