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CraftyCari

CraftyCari
Date Joined: November 11, 2014
Last Online: January 2, 2019
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Cari. I'm a Biology teacher and an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up. I've been happily married for close to 15 years. I have two fur babies (dogs) and one snake. I found out about Swap-Bot through some friends that I scrapbook with.

******updated as of 11/5/17***** Moved into a new town house the 1St of october. Had a total hysterectomy to remove the cancer. But.....normalization is not happening. Went back for post opportunity on Oct 21, and found out that I have to undergo chemo & radiation. This was unexpected and even surprised my doctor. However, he said it is a curative chemo, so that is positive. I had my port put in on Friday. It hurts worse than my hysterectomy did. Chemo starts this Friday 11/10/17.

*****updated as of 9/17/17***** On top of filing for divorce, having to move out of my rental by the end of the month, and being diagnosed with Uterine Cancer; a Nor'Easter followed by Hurricane Irma hit Jacksonville, FL and wreck havoc on everything. Major flooding, power outages, trees down, etc. The city has been completely shut down for a minimum of 3 days. Grocery stores are out of just about everything. This is by far the worst hit Jacksonville has taken by a hurricane. Needless to say Swap-Bot has been the furthest concern from my mind the past two weeks. Right now I'm finishing up a Swap that was suppose to be mailed out on the 13th. From here on out - till things start to normalize - I will only be working on the Wings & Things APC Deck.

Favorite Books

The Hobbit, The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin; All of the Jack Reacher Novels by Lee Child. I am a huge fan of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's books whether they are stand alone, series, co-written or individual. They're cowritten books include Relic, Dance of Death, Gideon's Sword.

I do not like Romance Novels....However my friend has me reading Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters.

Favorite Television

Doctor Who, The Game of Thrones, The Flash, and Sleepy Hallow.

Favorite Movies

Labyrinth, Legend, Empire Strikes Back, Lord of the Rings Trilogy; Harry Potter Series; X-men; any of the Avenger's movies; Hook;

Favorite Crafts

Although I've dabbled around in all types of crafting, I especially enjoy anything to do with paper-crafting: Scrapbooking, Cards, 3D paper projects, and I've just recently started to get my feet wet in the mixed media world.

I became a certified to teach Intermediate Copic classes in February 2017. Here it is November 2017 and haven'the really done what I set out to do with that certification. I think I'm going to use my time in chemo to start setting up a monthly class for a local Stamp Studio, and quite possible an art store.

Odds & Ends

My favorite color is Purple. I'm really starting to get into designs that involve Steampunk and metal especially wrought iron. I love nature including dragonflies and butterflies. I also like to take pictures.

Dislikes

I do not like Romance Novels. I am not religious in the least bit, but don't take it the wrong way. I am a very spiritual person.

Taped Envelopes!!! Please don't send me envelopes where not only is it sealed with washi tape, but every edge is also washied!!! I admit that they are very pretty, but it's almost impossible to open these envelopes without tearing the contents. I find it extremely annoying!

Sticker Slapping - especially on ATC. A stands for artist. I take that seriously. Stickers are okay as an accent, but it is suppose to be ART!

Hearts

According to Swap-bot, Hearts were never meant for EXTRAS, so please DO NOT SEND EXTRAS.I do not need any more STUFF. I have also stopped adding extras to my swaps unless they are related to the swap itself.

I give hearts for work that 1) looks like you put a little extra effort into it; 2) it was obvious you read my profile; 3) I find it to my liking.

Flakers

I have banned the following from my swaps for flaking:

@Violethare - sorry but I don't think the post office would lose ALL those letters or packages. If so, I'd report them for mail fraud.

Ratings

choke rated for USATC - Detective ATC on Jan 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC, I love all of the layers and of course love the Graphic 45 paper too. The handmade card you sent it in was a great touch too! Happy New Year!
pkpeace rated for Christmas Card Exchange (USA) on Dec 23, 2018
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Comment: Merry Christmas!!
babsohio rated for Christmas Card Exchange (USA) on Dec 22, 2018
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Comment: Thanks a bunch! Great card!
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Cicely321 rated for Christmas Card Exchange (USA) on Dec 20, 2018
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Comment: Hey Cari, Sadly I haven't watched Survivor for like 2 seasons I think :o( I just don't watch tv anymore. Thanks so much for the making me a card, I thought it was store bought! Very Pretty I love it! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
jannieb rated for USATC: BUBBLES!!! ATC on Nov 26, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for hosting this great swap. I loved the ATC. Take care :)
Ukucaitie rated for Crazy Cat Lady Returns -USA on Jun 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for my cute ATC! Loved the image! :)
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Comment: Love the ATC and your card. Thank you.
AZmom875 rated for All DECKED out APC Jacks on Mar 25, 2018
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Comment: I loved them! Super cute my favorite was that one weird bird, They have a name, but I think Tim Holtz created the stamps. I liked it! You really did a nice job on the cards.
Response: I've had those Tim Holtz Crazy Bird Stamps for a few years now, and I cannot believe that I went through this whole Wings & Things swap without using them till now! Glad you like the cards!
swamplover rated for All DECKED out APC Kings on Mar 22, 2018
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Comment: I think these are my favorite!!!! Those are the cutest birds I've ever seen, thank you. Congratulations on getting to your last stageπŸ˜€
Response: Thanks. So glad you like them.
Anettethhjertnes rated for All DECKED out APC 10s on Mar 16, 2018
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Comment: Love them, dark and scary
Response: Glad you like them.
mjhaertling rated for All DECKED out APC 9s on Mar 14, 2018
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Comment: Another beautiful set of cards! Thank you so much Cari. Your swap-bot name is very appropriate,
Response: Awe. Thank you! Glad you liked the APC's.
georgiafae rated for All DECKED out APC Queens on Mar 12, 2018
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Comment: Very fun and bright cards-the stickers are really pretty and the ladybugs are sooo cute! Thanks for sharing and swapping!
Response: Thank you. Glad you like them.
WritersSoul rated for EMAIL: Crockpot recipes on Mar 8, 2018
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Comment: Looks Yummy thanks so much!
Response: Thanks. Hope you give them a try and that you like them.
aligurl75 rated for Recipes: Pork on Mar 6, 2018
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Comment: You are so clever!! I love the marinade packet that you sent with the recipes :) Thank you so much! The roasted pork recipe sounds delish!!
Response: I'm used to doing more craft swaps, and I thought a little something extra was needed with these recipe swaps. Hope you like the recipes!
Jaymmers rated for Recipes: Pork on Mar 5, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: I'm used to doing more craft swaps, and I thought a little something extra was needed with these recipe swaps. Hope you like the recipes!
cllfdl rated for Recipes: Pork on Mar 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the recipes, the marinade and for joining my swap!
Response: I'm used to doing more craft swaps, and I thought a little something extra was needed with these recipe swaps. Hope you like the recipes!
Padoom rated for EMAIL: Crockpot recipes on Mar 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fantastic recipes!
Response: Thanks. Hope you give them a try and that you like them.
spicemom rated for EMAIL: Crockpot recipes on Feb 28, 2018
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Comment: Hi Cari Thank you for the yummy recipes Spicemom
Response: Thanks. Hope you give them a try and that you like them.
emeraldawn rated for EMAIL: Crockpot recipes on Feb 28, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks. Hope you give them a try and that you like them.

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Comments

CurlyTea on Jan 29, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

mjhaertling on Jan 28, 2018:

Just read your profile. You certainly took some hard hits at the end of 2017. I hope things are looking up for 2018. Stay strong!

Sherry71 on Jan 19, 2016:

Hi Girlie!

Karmi53 on Aug 21, 2015:

Happy Swapping l hope you are having fun. Take care

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