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Cranberry

Cranberry
Date Joined: August 14, 2010
Last Online: March 3, 2016
Birthday: July 14
Country: United States
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About Me

I live in Oklahoma, USA with my husband, 2 cats and 1 dog. I always make time for something creative like sewing, paper-crafting, or crocheting. Love, love, love anything handmade! I'm kind of a novice at paper-crafting, but the more I do...the more I like it. I would like to learn more about creating ATCs. These little works of art are fascinating! Daily journal writing is something I’ve found to be therapeutic and reveals a lot about myself. I write every night before I go to bed and really enjoy those few quiet moments putting my thoughts and feelings on paper. I have a few pen pals I write to and love getting letters in the mail.

I am drawn to old things and like to go to flea markets and estate sales. l collect old buttons, vintage sewing notions, and ephemra. I take lots of pictures for my digital photo albums. I love nature and the ebb and flow of life. Anything old or sentimental tugs at my heart. I'm always in awe when I plant a seed and it grows into something! Just this year I grew a pumpkin patch right in my backyard that made delicious pies! The simple life suits me fine. My pets are very special to me and I consider myself a cat person, but I love all animals. I've had some very interesting conversations with my cats. My furry children don't know they are adopted. They think I am their real mom. ♥

My grandmother taught me how to embroider and crochet when I was about 5 or 6 years old. I love anything to do with thread or yarn. The feel of the thread slipping through my fingers somehow speaks to my spirit. My mom always said to leave things better than you found them, so I think creating something beautiful is a contribution to the world that makes it a little better. ♥

Favorite Music

I like all kinds of music which makes it impossible to pick a favorite. Love blues and good ol' rock and roll...the kind you can dance to.

Favorite Books

Whatever I'm reading at the moment is my favorite book. Love a good mystery with a little romance. Susan Branch is one of my favorite authors and artists because I love her whimsical style. Books by Gladys Taber make me feel centered and grounded. One of my favorite books is a children's book titled, "The Moon Quilt".

Favorite Movies

Two of my favorite movies are generations apart; The Holiday with Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Kate Winslet; and, 84 Charing Cross Road with Anne Bancoft, Anthony Hopkins, and Judi Dench.

Favorite Television

My favorite TV shows are "Call the Midwife" and "Downton Abbey". Love all the British shows on our PBS channel. I love a good mystery, too!

Favorite Things

I love all things British! ♥ My favorite other things are coffee, tea, anything handmade, buttons, anything vintage, nature, nice soaps and sachets, stickers for embellishing letters, and stationery. Red is my favorite color and lavender my favorite scent. The combination of dark pink and brown seems to always feel good to me. I like creating small crafty things like dolls, sachets and a few bigger things like quilts and rugs. Crochet, sewing, photography, and altered art are my favorite hobbies. I like old photographs, stationery, ephemera, anything related to sewing.

Likes

♥ Halloween - seasonal items ♥ Anything whimsical ♥ Cotton fabrics-reds, browns, pinks, creams ♥ Buttons-Sewing notions-Thread ♥ Anything vintage-Shabby chic ♥ Cookies-Biscotti ♥ Stationery-Stickers-Ephemera ♥ Lavender and vanilla scents ♥ Craft/sewing magazines ♥ Old photographs and books ♥ Primitive ♥ Embroidery floss/patterns ♥ Soaps-Sachets ♥ Cats-Hearts-Stars-Moons ♥ Crochet ♥ Nature

Dislikes

Don't much care for: ♦ Candles ♦ Chocolate ♦ Abstract art ♦ Gothic

Ratings

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Comment: received the traveling PC. Thanks for the PC & note.
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Comment: Thanks for sending the card along and for the extras you included! I love how the envelope folds out into a cat :) Also really like how you decorated the envelope :)
Response: You are welcome! So glad the card and all made it to you. Thank you for the nice rating! ♥
Rarie61 rated for Vacation postcard swap (USA) on Jun 17, 2014
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Comment: Wow what a cool card! My husband and I love to travel to see historical places. This one has to be an awesome one to visit and since I live in AZ I'm sure that seeing the USS ARIZONA would have the same effect on me as it has you. Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: Hi Jan! Thanks SO much for this fantastic postcard and your gorgeous note-- I loved reading about your conversations with your cats and dogs (I actually list "cat" as a second language on Postcrossing, so it's nice to meet a kindred spirit). I hope that we're paired up in more swaps in the future, as it seems as if we have quite a bit in common. :) xo
Response: Yes, we are kindred spirits! ♥ Wish we lived closer.... Thanks so much for the nice rating. ♥
AZmom875 rated for Maya Angelou quote PC on Jun 16, 2014
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Comment: I loved the sunflower PC you made from a photo! perfect for me!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating! I'm glad you like the sunflower PC. ♥
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely message! Sending you hugs for the loss of your sweet Rufus!
Response: Aw, that you for the nice comments and rating! ♥
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Comment: Both the quote and the choice of postcard are lovely, thank you Jan.
Response: Glad it got there! Thanks so much for the nice rating and the ♥.
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Comment: Love the extra PC card and thanks for moving the two cards along. You have a great summer too! Take care, Annette
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and the ♥.
thevioletgypsy rated for Handmade Bookmarks - (Edited) on May 20, 2014
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Comment: Jan, Loved the beautiful bookmark you made. You're so talented and creative. Thank you so much. I also appreciated and loved the additional goodies you added to the package. Thank you. jennifer
Response: Thanks, Jennifer. ♥ Really glad you liked it. I love whimsical, shabby chic and thought you might, also. Thank you for the nice rating and ♥.
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. This is my first renaissance faire postcard. I agree it is different.
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Comment: Thank you so much for Mandy's card, I'm going to send it out in the next round! Thanks also for the really nice goodies! Love Sacha
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. ♥
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Comment: Thanks for keeping the postcards moving, and the extra postcards. I'm sure the Africa map card will please a postcrosser.
Response: Thanks for the nice rating! ♥
JanHardt rated for Cat Lovers Postcard Swap on Mar 31, 2014
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Comment: The yoga cat looks a bit like Winston. He also weighs 20+ pounds. Love the card. Thank you.
Response: Glad you liked the card. Thanks for the nice rating. ♥
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Comment: I simply ADORED this little book!! The story was awesome, and I read it to my son and husband, and they thought it was great! So creative and cute, and yes, I read it to the kitties, too, LOL! Wonderful swap, and a fantastic introduction to making/collecting zines. Thank you so much for this swap!
Response: So glad you liked your little story! It could have been much longer, but only so much space on the zine. Yes, this was a wonderful swap and I am glad you were my partner. Thank you for the nice rating! ♥
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Response: Thank you! ♥
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Comment: Thank you! :)
SumYungGui rated for Postcard Mash Up 15 on Feb 18, 2014
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Comment: Thank you Cranberry! Postcards received and liked!
Response: Glad they made it! Thank you for the nice rating. ♥
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Comment: Thank you!
dlhwz rated for Not my country PC swap #3 on Feb 11, 2014
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Comment: Thank you!! :)
Response: Thank you for the nice rating! ♥
starhiker rated for ~~Be My Valentine~~#2 on Feb 10, 2014
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Comment: Wonderful goodies thank so much ; )
Response: Glad they arrived! It was fun. Thank you for the nice rating. ♥

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Comments

PenguinParade on Jan 8, 2011:

So, I was looking at your profile for the NFS Sewing Color Hunt. Last year or year before I read 84, Charing Cross Road. I did not know it was also made into a movie! You just made my day and have me all excited to Netflix it! Ginny

DeniseN10ec on Dec 27, 2010:

We would like to welcome you to the Shutter Me Up Group . We look forward to seeing your creative photographic talents.

Kay on Oct 30, 2010:

Hi there,

Just stalking profiles, don't worry I am harmless, I am just doing it as I am hosting the 48 hours to sign up swap, checking out participants.

I also have that awe that comes with growing things, isn't an amazing process. We had a great pumpkin patch last year by accident, I had thrown out some pumpkin seeds into the compost and they came up. It was brilliant.

Best Wishes from New Zealand, Kay

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