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Charmaine

Charmaine
Date Joined: April 8, 2009
Last Online: July 13, 2011
Birthday: March 5
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a wife a mother and so much more! I photograph and design, I craft and create, I love my family and Macbook.

Favorite Music

AEROSMITH is the best band of all time. After that I enjoy U2, My Chemical Romance, Finger Eleven, Paramore, and more.

Favorite Books

I love to read and don't think I could pick just one. I have a GoodReads account. And I recently did a post on my favorite chidlren's books: http://www.flickr.com/photos/charmaineslife/ Check out my books on Goodreads: Check out my books on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1294877-charmaine

Favorite Movies

My favorites would be Pride and Prejudice, the old one with Collin Firth and the new one with Kiera Knightly, Bride and Prejudice, Slipper and the Rose, and I'm sure there's many more, but that's all I can think of off the top of my head. My favorite musical is Les Miserables.

Favorite Television

House, ER, The West Wing, Smallville, Supernatural, Ghost Hunters, Biggest Loser, Lost, The Office, Ghost Whisperer, What Not To Wear, SNL, Alias, Gilmore Girls

Favorite Crafts

I pretty much love all crafts and will try anything at least once. I love to see something and try to recreate myself! I'm not a very good sewer and it's hard for me to crochet or knit because I have a little bit of arthritis in my hands. (Can you have a "little bit" of arthiritis?)

What I love

I love all things vintage! In jewelry I the love clean lines and looks of all things Tiffany. With vintage jewelry, I love big cocktail rings, big sparkly beads, and bright colors!

I really really love all things with a pedstal: bowls, cake plates, cupcake plates, tiered serving dishes.
I love table linens from the 50's with their bright colors and fun designs.

I love the color red and use in every room of my house, but I don't limit myself to only red. I love yellow, orange, blue - any shade, green, purple... Did I miss any? I love color. But I also love black white.

I love to cook! And recently began discovering vintage bakeware and pyrex. Fun!

I don't sew very much or very well. My theory on sewing is, "If it can't be finished in an afternoon, it can't be finished!"

I recently started making ATCs and love the layered, altered, feel of these. I love the ones that use vintage and victorian elements, but I'm not limited to those! I also love sparkle and eye catching details in my ATCs, but don't limit myself!

I love photography and design and have been on the look-out for a film camera from the 60s or 70s. I think it would be an adventure to play with those.

I'm the only girl among my husband and two sons, so I really surround myself with girly things. If it's pink and sparkly, I can't resist.

Recently I have discovered my love of the outdoors (spring will do that to you!) and my porch and how fancy I can make it! I have a giant yellow Brazilian hammock that I love to lay on and read and just enjoy being outside. I just started my first garden and can't wait to see my vegetables grow! Ironically though, I hate bugs!! And summer here in Iowa brings lot's and lot's of those, so we will see how long it lasts.

REGARDING TEA: I do love teas, but ONLY HERBAL - NO CAFFEINE (no green or black teas either). I cannot handle caffeine, but really really love me some herbal tea!

Culture Me!

I love culture and knowing a little more about the world outside my home. If your sending from somewhere outside the US, I would love to have a little piece of your part of the world - a newspaper clipping (or the whole thing!), labels from whatever random things are unique to your home (I love languages!), or something else. And if you are sending from Europe, you would be my most favorite person forever if you sent me Kinder Bueno or Happy Hippos (the chocolate and wafer and hazelnut candy bar) I seriously love those things and here in the middle of the US, you can be sure I CAN'T get them locally!

Ratings

StephJohnsonDesigns rated for Cemetery Photo Swap on Dec 26, 2009
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thechefsin rated for Experienced ATC Swap on Nov 12, 2009
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hinting rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Oct 6, 2009
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Comment: Thank you..
Fritosmom rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 14, 2009
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Comment: What a "cool" PC. Thank you
safirestar rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 11, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the great card! The picture of the lone school house on the prairie is striking.
moravanka93 rated for 090909 Postcard Swap on Sep 11, 2009
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Panchromatica rated for Steampunk ATC on Sep 8, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards and the extras - I loved the old grocery store price tags.
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Response: Thanks for rating so quickly!
jennyferds20 rated for Work Out Mixed CD on Aug 23, 2009
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Comment: thank you for the cd's i love yoga too, i loved listening to the LOTE cd while on my drive to work!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Great song selection! it's very relaxing.. ;D NADI
Response: I'm so glad you enjoy it! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the mix!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart!
happymomto7 rated for Work Out Mixed CD on Aug 14, 2009
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Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Angeleyes rated for Bird ATC on Aug 14, 2009
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Comment: Lovely ATC. Thank you.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thank your for the heart.
lltip rated for So Shabby III on Aug 10, 2009
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Comment: I loved all the stuff you sent. The little tole tray is so adorable and the ribbons are just what I needed. Thanks for all the great stuff.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it all! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: thank you for not flaking, but i would have liked if you had messaged me when you knew you couldnt send for a while.
JoyAnne rated for Flower ATC on Aug 8, 2009
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Comment: Beautiful card, thank you and thanks for the extra's also!
Response: Thank you and you're welcome! :)
kitturah rated for Francophile - French ATCs on Aug 8, 2009
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
ReddFairy rated for Christian Scripture ATC on Aug 7, 2009
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Comment: Your scripture ATC was just perfect. I loved the angel theme and it was a great verse to use too. The whole design was great. The black edges gave it an interesting antique look that I may have to try on a future ATC that I make. Thanks for sharing. Happy Summer!
Response: Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun making that one! And thanks for the heart!
kangarueg rated for Wrapped ATC on Aug 7, 2009
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Comment: i really like the card! and yes - it was very masculine! colours were great, the work was good and it was definitely not girl-ly or cutesy! thanks
Response: Haha! Good! Thanks for the heart!
purplepassion rated for Map Themed ATC on Aug 4, 2009
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Comment: Great ATC.....I love it!! Thanks so much
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it - thanks for the heart!

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Comments

beadeful on Jul 23, 2009:

Thanks Charmaine for helping us create our Instant Thrift Store Directory - Please join us and get your Favorite Thrift Store Listed

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eveden on Jul 16, 2009:

Thank you! I am really looking forward to it, started making them right away. byebye esther

Charmaine on Jun 30, 2009:

Oh yeah!

RyeRye on Jun 30, 2009:

Hi Charmaine, welcome to swap-Bot. Addicted yet?

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