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Date Joined: August 3, 2007
Last Online: November 25, 2013
Birthday: May 21, 1971
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom (11 & 15), artist, cupcake freak, compulsive shopper, wanna-be super girl, who's trying to find her knitch!

I've started at cupcake business out of my home called Hey Cupcake.

I guess my favorite colors are purple, mauve, pink, brown, green & black (in no particular order). Really like the combos pink/brown, pink/black, blue/brown.

Favorite animal: elephant


I'm a "retro/vintage" fan (40's, 50's & 60's) - love the fashion, art, ad art, decor... I'm also a fan of the ol' pin-up girls!

I'm also gettin into the Marie Antoinette/Frenchy-French stuff!!

Love coffe & tea (collect unusual mugs/tea cups and also collect teas).

stbks During the school year, I'm at Starbucks almost every day! Cinnamon Dolce Latte is my fav right now!

donut If I had to pick a favorite doughnut, it would definitely be a pink frosted doughnut (with sprinkles sometimes too).

candy I like candy!
♥ suckers
♥ fruit flavored candy
♥ cinnamon flavored candy
♥ retro candy
♥ gum

LO♥E jewlery, vintage costume jewlery, vintage jewlery pieces, vintage ribbon, lace and trim.

My friends call me a "crow" because I'm attracted to all things shinny or sparkly.

I love polka-dots too!


Favorite Music

John Mayer

LOVE all kinds of music (not much into classical or twangy country). Right now I REALLY LOVE JOHN MAYER! James Morrison, Adele, Joss Stone, U2, Norah Jones, John Mayer...

I used to sing - now I hardly even sing in the shower!

I play the guitar, used to play the flute, and I'm REALLY good at playing the radio!! I ROCK at Guitar Hero II!!!!!


♥♥♥ Did I mention that I ♥ John Mayer??!! ♥♥♥

Favorite Crafts

beads ATC dots ATC ATC

Swap-bot brought out my inner-crafter!!

♥ Desktop publishing (I LOVE cute clip-art & unusual fonts).

♥ Mixed media/Assemblage art.

♥ Dabble with matchboxes and mini-crafts.

♥ ATC's

♥ REALLY LOVE crafting with vintage ephemera!

♥ Pincushions.


I pretty much like crafts that give me instant gratification (can be finished in one sitting).
I've tried to crochet, but it takes too long (I have about 5 half-done scarves sitting in my bag).

crafts crafts crafts crafts crafts


cupcake cupcake cupcake

♥♥I am OBSESSED with Cupcakes!!♥♥

♥ Making them!
♥ Eatting them!
♥ Looking at them!
♥ Taking pictures of them!
♥ Making stuff that looks like them!
♥ Collecting cupcake stuff!

Stop by my website (Hey Cupcake!) to check out my cupcakes!

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Favorite Books


LOVE the Twilight Series and the Sookie Stackhouse Novels (True Blood/HBO)!!! Love those vampires!!

Love cookbooks (especially ones with LOTS of pictures)! Love baking and cooking Italian the most!

My favorite story growing up was, "The Little Mermaid". I LOVE Disney's Little Mermaid, but prefer the original story.

Favorite Television


True Blood, Mad Men, House, Chuck, Psych, Lost, Reality-tv, cooking shows, ANYTHING with Chef Gordon Ramsey,

Favorite Movies


Princess Bride, French Kiss, Serendipity, Tommy Boy, Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Notting Hill, Big Daddy, Spanglish, Field of Dreams, Penny Serenade, LOTR, Almost Famous, Paint Your Wagon, Summer Magic, Little Mermaid, 50 First Dates, Elf, Raiders of the Lost Ark, School of Rock, Say Anything, Twilight

Fav actors/actresses: Julia Roberts, Orlando Bloom, Sandra Bullock, Cary Grant, John Cusack, Jack Black, Hugh Jackman???????

In My Dreams...


... I'd be thinner!

... I'd have a maid. I hate to clean!!!!!!!!!

... I'd be more organized. If I was, maybe I wouldn't hate to clean so much!

... I'd have a bigger house with a pool. It's hot here in So Cal. and a pool would come in handy. A bigger house so I would have plenty of room and storage for party planning, baking, crafting, ORGANIZING.

... my boys would happy & healthy - never lonely or sad - slow to anger - confident.

... I'd have the perfect, storybook marriage. (Not that it's all that bad now.)

... My parents would live forever!!

... I could write music/songs.

... I would open my own coffee/dessert shop.

Waiting, waiting, waiting...

Swaps I'm Waiting For:
- none.

Ratings I'm Waiting for:
- all too old to worry about now!


Much love to all of you WONDERFUL people who have sent me WAY better stuff than I probably would have gotten from my original partners!! (If I've forgotten anyone, my appologies!).

♥ Contadine ♥
♥ LeCoreFemme ♥
♥ OrigamiGrace ♥
♥ sweet1 ♥
♥ GemMedia ♥
♥ Alphenstamp ♥

PLEASE don't forget to RATE your partners!


A few things that I would ♥

I guess you could call it my "wishlist"!

♥ vintage buttons
♥ vintage jewelry bits ♥ vintage ribbon or lace ♥ glitter/glass glitter
♥ any embellishments
♥ Ephemera (vintage/retro)

I also LOVE...
♥ Vintage Bubble Gum Machine Charms
♥ Vintage Cupcake Picks

Thanks for taking the time to read my profile! Happy Swapping!!!!



Comment: Julie - thank you for a beautiful, exciting package. It was SO much fun to receive...everything is totally my style. I think the little doll was my favorite but I so like everything...!!! Thank you for making my day! ~ Sarah
brendajos rated for Pincushion with Pizzazz on Jan 28, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much! I am absolutely delighted by the cupcake pincushion. I am now wishing had one of the pincushions I sent out that wasnt spoken for so I could send it to you! I think it would have been perfect. http://is.gd/hBVl Thank you again! Brenda
Comment: You have no idea how long I've been wanting this ds pouch. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! :o) (p.s. I LOVE the gift)
Comment: I *love* the items that you picked out for me. Thank you so much. :o)
grneyedraven rated for Etsy Favorites Swap on Sep 2, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the cute tags!
Comment: Thank you for the great package.
Comment: what a wonderful parcel. I love the fabric and the lip balm smells so yummy! Thanks so much :o)
KidsNapIScrap rated for Private Mini Whimsy Jar Swap on Sep 1, 2008
Comment: Julie, you're the best! I love my jar. Thank you so much for swapping with me! ;o)
Comment: Amazing! Love this parcel!!! I chose pink and brown for my parcels too - i LOVE that pink ribbon you found :) Thanks for the great parcel!
craftsty rated for FAA Lucky Parcel Swap #22: Candy on Aug 29, 2008
Comment: Loved your candy parcel! The candy wrapping was so creative :D
merrymoon rated for PRIVATE Vintage Bakery Swap on Aug 7, 2008
Comment: Julie--My Vintage Bakery package is AMAZING! You are the BEST swap partner ever! Thanks so much for all of my super special goodies. Let's swap again anytime! XO Heather
liregudesigns rated for Mini Jar of Whimsies on Aug 1, 2008
Comment: What an awesome whimsie jar!!! This was my first whimsie jar swap and this was so great to receive! I love it all- especially how you did the pincushion on top! I was just saying the other day how I needed a pincushion! And I love the owl necklace too! I just love everything you put in it and thanks again for an awesome jar!
bubblygreek rated for CupcakeDD & Bubblygreek on Jul 24, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much for a fantastic parcel - I love it all! Now, I'll never run out of liners! We are going to have so much fun baking now!
Pensivenga rated for FAA Lucky Parcel Swap #22: Candy on Jul 17, 2008
Comment: Thanks for this delicious swap!! I loved the fabrics and the way you prepared the whole package.
wenot rated for FAA Lucky Parcel Swap #22: Candy on Jul 16, 2008
Comment: Hi Julie, thank you so much for my first lucky parcel, i love everything in it and love the way you packed everything!
merrymoon rated for One Atomic Summer Swap on Jul 14, 2008
Comment: Julie- You TOTALLY went vintage Luau crazy! And LOVED every bit of it! This is seriously the best swap package I've every received. Everything was so much fun, hand picked, handmade and super special. You're the best partner. So glad we're doing it again soon! Have a super summer! -Heather
Response: Heather - I had a BLAST putting this swap together for you! Hope you can have a far-out summer bash with the stuff! Swap ya soon!! - Julie
VINCAORCHID rated for Capture Fairy Swap on Jul 5, 2008
Comment: I really loved the way you wrap the paper around the captured fairy in the jar it was a really great touch..wish I would have thought to do that too Many thanks rate 5+ Heart
justdesserts rated for Handmade Cupcake Topper Swapper on Jun 25, 2008
Comment: awesome!!! you should get TEN hearts!!
threechickies rated for ::vintage kitchen:: on Jun 20, 2008
Comment: What a beautiful package to receive in the mail! I am thrilled by all the goodies!! Thank you so, so much!
Comment: Lovely swap. Thank you :-)

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smashingpandora on Apr 27, 2011:

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack :D And you like Natalie Dee!? Fantastico! We should swap, or at least think about it sometime soon :D Or maybe just do a letter swap.... I dunno! Something fun, I've been looking forward to it for a couple of years now! Sorry I have been so out of touch, but I'm super excited to have the internet AT HOME again! YAY! :D sprinkles glitter all over your profile

ellie1200 on Oct 7, 2008:

Thank you for the WTA ATCs! They are so adorable!!! That's just my sort of Halloween style. Love them!

And the yarn comic lady is hilarious, but it's not quite right. Mine would have half the inside of the skein piled out in a big tangled clump on the floor!! That's the way I start pretty much every new skein of yarn! ....you'd think I'd learn...

elizabethofcourse on Jul 21, 2008:

I am in love with your yarn comic!

xxkarenlxx on Jun 14, 2008:

Hi Julie, Thank you for the amazing butterfly matchbox kit you sent. I am dazzled by the assortment of wonderful things you included. I can't wait to start to try it out. Karen

Vblarney on Jun 10, 2008:

sigh I just found out that the thank yous I put on profiles on the 2nd didn't show up, so...

image Thank you for the ATC for the May WTA! I love vintage images!

Aimeejanie on Jun 1, 2008:

I was crossing my fingers to get you as my partner for ::vintage kitchen:: I am a lucky girl!!

LeCoreFemme on May 21, 2008:

Happy Birthday sweetie!

Hope you have a fabulous day!

Big Huggs!

Trout on May 12, 2008:

Cameron got the puzzle you sent him today, he LOVES it. He and I spent all morning putting the pieces in and dumping them out, driving them around like cars, and parking them in his little people farm. THANK YOU!

JennyTheArtist on Apr 7, 2008:


Jenae on Apr 4, 2008:

Hi there.I am your partner for the filled to go coffee cup.I was reading your profile and noticed we have some things in common.I am at starbucks every morning.My current fav is also cinnamon dolce latte and i hope to open a coffee/desert shop someday.I look forward to sending to you.

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