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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET
Date Joined: December 14, 2015
Last Online: June 29, 2020
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States

About Me

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05/27/2020 I will NOT be swapping until COVID 19 is under control, Chicago will start to open this week. I will bring back the 12 Days of Christmas swaps late July early August, and hopefully go back into writing letters again. I been home schooling my 7 yr old ASD daughter, been very busy

I am sorry I have NOT kept up with my swap-bot friends i just been very busy, Layla and I was ill at the same time,and home schooling it was a nightmare.

03/24/2020 Due to the Covid-19 virus I cancelled a lot of swaps. Mail is slow on my end, please be patient with my ratings and mailings. I been so busy with my 7 yr old and getting lessons ready, and preparing for this horrid virus.

I hope my Swap-Bot family is healthy and doing well My city post office Harwood Heights IL, is a week behind outgoing and incoming, this has been happening since December. I have always mailed on time, never late, but my mail is NOT being post marked sometimes for a week later. At time, I will NOT receive mail for a week. I will keep in contact with all my partners, I always click send when I mail. Please be patient, I am hoping this mess gets straightened out, I even contacted along with other ppl in my area, the attorney general, we're waiting to hear back from her office.

My father lost his battle with cancer on 12/28/2019, I am still processing this, and still in shock. BUT i know he's out of pain and suffering.

I love to write letters and journals

I been getting into postage stamps, any cool postage stamp on your envelope to me, and mail art will gain you a heart.

2020wish list

Anything Dr Seuss, any size ziploc bags, and herbal magazines, print outs book recommendations. Washi-Tape Stickers

Please NO glitter, in any swaps that you send me, even if it's a guideline, I will NOT rate you down. I have a visually impaired daughter and a lil one, we cannot take any chances with glitter getting into their eyes

(I rarely join glitter swaps anyways)

I am not a picky person, I will not rate or down rate you on the extras you send. I love any letters, or any poems written from the heart.

#I am always on the lookout for a great pen

If you have NOT received a swap from me, please by all means let me know, if I see i am not getting rated I will contact you about the swap. If you have not received a rating from me, please message me. I just went through all my messages, tried to get caught up on type 1 swaps (ratings) If I owe you postage, I have no problem reimbursing you, I usually take my swaps to the post office to get weighed, but you just never know. They can be wrong too

I love to write letters, and journal

Favorite Books

I love horror, mystery, and Stephen King V.C Andrews

**Herb books **Christian books **Bible

Favorite Television

Anything on the National Geo channel

*PBS

*Fox News

*Sometimes CNN

Favorite Crafts

I love pocket letters, and junk journals

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Pen Pals

I enjoy making new pan pals.

Ratings

DixieDiane rated for Swaps ~ Dear Winter Diary on Jun 1, 2020
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Comment: Recd today. I was unable to read your days of orange ink or pale red ink sorry. Hope you and daughter are better
Response: I am so sorry! Thanks for letting me know I will put those pens in my non writing bin. Thanks for the rate and the heart and I am so sorry I couldn't get to the post office
mchesser12 rated for Easter card on Mar 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card, prayer cards, and stickers. Hope you are doing well.
mejulia rated for Swaps ~ Talk about my week 2 on Mar 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you. Your week sounds much like mine as I got prepared to stay home for whatever the duration is.
jaimierandolph rated for Write a letter quick swap #4 on Mar 20, 2020
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Comment: Just got this one out the mail box😊 thank u so much for the letter!!!!
sleepingrover2010 rated for Anything goes~HEARTS! on Mar 14, 2020
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Comment: Hi Vanessa, I received your envelope of Heart Goodies yesterday. You did a FABULOUS JOB of choosing great ideas and carry the ideas out. I am sorry that it took me awhile to rate you, but I have been in moving mode for quite some time. So, know that I appreciate your work even though it took me some time for me to rate you! Barb sleepingrover2010
ellie rated for WnWHS Friday the 13th on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the 13 hearts
MuggleMom rated for WWHS~ Pi Day on Mar 5, 2020
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Comment: It arrived today!! Thank you for the pumpkin pie recipe and the word meliorism - who knew there was a word!? xx
Response: thanks for the rate and the heart, love the word meliorism
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Comment: Thanks so much!
Allylu rated for ABCUSA Greeting Card Swap on Feb 28, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the St. Patrick’s Day Card! My ancestors really are Irish - some people just claim to be on St. Patrick’s Day for the beer and the kisses. And, you are the first to wish me Happy Birthday! Thank you!
Response: thanks for the rate and the heart, and you're welcome. My family respects the Irish heritage. I grew up in a Catholic Irish school, my ancestors are from Ireland, came to America with a wonderful Irish family, since then we always respected the Irish and celebrate St Pat's day.
jaimierandolph rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap 11 on Feb 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I always love receiving from you! (So sorry for the late rating) Hugs!
Response: thanks for the rate and the heart glad u rec'd my letter
Hyshu rated for Dr Seuss Day on Feb 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope full of Dr. Suess goodies! The Grinch Christmas Card was awesome!
Response: glad you like what I sent, I found the Dr Seuss Christmas cards at Walgreens last season, to cute to pass up. Thanks for the rate and the heart
SunflowerRose rated for Write A Letter Quick Swap #3 on Feb 13, 2020
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Comment: I enjoyed your letter. Ill try to write bck soon
junemoon rated for Swaps ~ Talk about my week 1 on Feb 13, 2020
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Comment: What an awful week with so much illness! It's the middle of winter but too bad everything happens all at once. I wish you and your daughter a health and happy rest of the winter.
Response: Yes last week was awful we are all better now. Im so done with winter
Fabriqueen rated for Lil Valentine swap on Feb 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the darling Valentine and stickers! Have a Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs, Diane
Lablauri57 rated for Write a Letter quick swap 2 on Feb 8, 2020
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Comment: Well I finally got it! Thank you for your letter and my birthday is feb 5th too. Hope your week is getting better.
Response: Thanks for the rate and the heart HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!
J198928 rated for Lil Valentine swap on Feb 4, 2020
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Comment: Received it today. Thanks. Happy Valentine's day
mariewilliams810 rated for Lil Valentine swap on Feb 4, 2020
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Comment: Thanks! Have a Happy Valentines Day!
03Scarlett rated for Write a Letter quick swap 1 on Feb 1, 2020
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Comment: V, I'm so sorry I haven't rated you before this. Yes, I did get your letter and am in the process of writing back (as I got your address in Write a Letter Quick #2!) Have an awesome day, friend!
Response: I am so happy you rec'd, thanks for the rate and the heart
KathyB rated for Lil Valentine swap on Jan 28, 2020
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Love2ScrapNCraft rated for Lil Valentine swap on Jan 27, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you. I received my swap today. I love the disney stickers you sent and the Disney Lil Bo Beep Toy Story valentine card.

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Comments

yvonne401 on Jun 20, 2020:

Hi Vanessa!

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!

Wishing you a fun and safe summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

dalbright on Jun 9, 2020:

Happy Summer friend! I hope you’re doing great! 💕

yvonne401 on May 25, 2020:

Hi Vanessa!

Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Let Memorial Day be a day to count our blessings and remember those who serve to protect our country and our freedom.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

tcornell on May 3, 2020:

hey Hope you're doing well!

yvonne401 on Apr 12, 2020:

Hi Vanessa!

Wishing you a happy and safe Easter Sunday!

Today is the most important day in everyone’s life. It tells about God’s love and desire to be in relationship with every person, not by dictate, but by choice. To choose to trust, allow Love to flow, to not require intellectual justification and be willing to be vulnerable. Be open to receive all that Jesus opens for you today.

Enjoy a bit of Dr. Seuss so appropriate this unique time.

"How the Virus Stole Easter"

By Kristi Bothur

With a nod to Dr. Seuss 😊

Twas late in ‘19 when the virus began Bringing chaos and fear to all people, each land.

People were sick, hospitals full, Doctors overwhelmed, no one in school.

As winter gave way to the promise of spring, The virus raged on, touching peasant and king.

People hid in their homes from the enemy unseen.

They YouTubed and Zoomed, social-distanced, and cleaned.

April approached and churches were closed. “There won’t be an Easter,” the world supposed.

“There won’t be church services, and egg hunts are out.

No reason for new dresses when we can’t go about.”

Holy Week started, as bleak as the rest. The world was focused on masks and on tests.

“Easter can’t happen this year,” it proclaimed. “Online and at home, it just won’t be the same.”

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the days came and went.

The virus pressed on; it just would not relent.

The world woke Sunday and nothing had changed.

The virus still menaced, the people, estranged. “Pooh pooh to the saints,” the world was grumbling.

“They’re finding out now that no Easter is coming. “They’re just waking up! We know just what they’ll do!

Their mouths will hang open a minute or two, And then all the saints will all cry boo-hoo.

“That noise,” said the world, “will be something to hear.”

So it paused and the world put a hand to its ear. And it did hear a sound coming through all the skies.

It started down low, then it started to rise. But the sound wasn’t depressed. Why, this sound was triumphant! It couldn’t be so!

But it grew with abundance! The world stared around, popping its eyes. Then it shook! What it saw was a shocking surprise!

Every saint in every nation, the tall and the small, Was celebrating Jesus in spite of it all! It hadn’t stopped Easter from coming! It came! Somehow or other, it came just the same!

And the world with its life quite stuck in quarantine Stood puzzling and puzzling. “Just how can it be?”

“It came without bonnets, it came without bunnies, It came without egg hunts, cantatas, or money.” Then the world thought of something it hadn’t before.

“Maybe Easter,” it thought, “doesn’t come from a store.

Maybe Easter, perhaps, means a little bit more.” And what happened then?

Well....the story’s not done.

What will YOU do?

Will you share with that one

Or two or more people needing hope in this night?

Will you share the source of your life in this fight?

The churches are empty - but so is the tomb, And Jesus is victor over death, doom, and gloom.

So this year at Easter, let this be our prayer, As the virus still rages all around, everywhere.

May the world see hope when it looks at God’s people.

May the world see the church is not a building or steeple.

May the world find Faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection,

May the world find Joy in a time of dejection.

May 2020 be known as the year of survival,

But not only that -

Let it start a revival.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 8, 2020:

Hi Vanessa!

Thinking of you on Pesach and wishing you Love, Peace, Togetherness, Health, Joy and Happiness today and always.

Happy Passover!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

mummsie on Mar 21, 2020:

Please don't forget to rate me for the ABC Greeting Card and Flat Surprise. Thank you and stay healthy!

yvonne401 on Mar 19, 2020:

Hi Vanessa!

Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring has sprung!

Here's to lots of warm and sunny days to come!

Stay safe, my friend!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 13, 2020:

Hi Vanessa! Thanks so very much for the Passover card and prayer cards! It means a lot that you thought of me.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

LindaW on Mar 2, 2020:

Hi! Thank you for signing up for the Bible study swap. Have a blessed week.

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