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CurlyTea

CurlyTea
Date Joined: June 26, 2016
Last Online: April 19, 2018
Birthday: March 14
Country: United States
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I love my husband, my three kids, art, gardening, reading, sushi, a wide variety of music, three-day weekends, flip flops, long walks on the beach... Wait, What?

Let me start over...

Hi ya all. My name is Candace. I am born and raised in Utah but I am a beach lover at heart. I told my husband that when we retire, which is many years from now, but I told him that I want to retire to a little beach side cottage.

I do enjoy art, gardening, reading and sushi. I would not say I am a girly girl, the only makeup that I ever wear is simple mascara which even that is very rare. I can't stand stuff on my face. My daily attire is jeans, t-shirt, and flip flops at least during the summer, oh who am I kidding as long as I don’t have to walk through snow flip flops are on my feet. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping.


Favorite Crafts

I love art! I have been intrigued since I was a little girl. I took every art class throughout my school years. As an adult, I continue to take classes and learn from others as often as possible. I watch tons of YouTube artists.

Collage seems to be my current art media of choice. I love to rummage through and put unexpected items together. I love recycled and upcycled arts and crafts. Just the process of making something out of junk thrills me and doesn’t break my bank account. I do a bit of sewing, mostly mending my kids stuffed animals or altering their clothes or creating art dolls, dotee dolls, and little projects like that. I make jewelry that I never wear but happily give away. It makes me smile when I see family and friends wearing items that I made for them.

Favorite Craft & Art Supplies

  • Washi Tape
  • Vintage papers (Book text, sheet music, maps, Bingo cards, clothing patterns, playing cards, library cards, stamps etc.)
  • Children's book illustrations
  • Various found items like buttons, charms, beads, trinkets, keys

Favorite Music


I love most types of music. I grew up in a very musical family. My mom was in a bluegrass band, my brother was in a rock band, and my sister was the actress in many musicals. I have no musical talent. I can't play any instruments and I would get booed off the stage if I tried singing. But I love to sing at the top of my lungs in the car and in my basement when I am creating arts and crafts.

My favorite music at the moment is country and rock.

My favorite country bands are:
- Cam
- Rascal Flatts
- Little Big Town
- Sugarland

My favorite rock bands are:
- Queen
- Metallica
- Muse
- Disturbed
- Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
- Five Finger Death Punch

The music I dislike would be rap and that mariachi Hispanic music that is cranked up on construction sites.

Favorite Movies

  • All Tim Burton Movies

  • Despicable Me Movies (especially the minions)

  • The Princess Bride
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • My Fair Lady
  • Pitch Perfect
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Longest Ride
  • The Vow

Favorite Books

  • The Poison Study series by Maria V. Snyder
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems (actually all his books)
  • Fable Haven series by Brandon Mull
  • Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  • Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

Looks like I like series.

Other Favorites and Facts

Favorite Colors:
- Black
- Mint Green
- Fire Engine Red
- Florescent Pink
- Black
- Grey
- Turquoise
- Salmon
- Black

Favorite Themes:
- Bohemian Gypsy
- Viking
- Scandinavian Folk Art
- Woodland animals, red and white mushrooms, acorns
- Skulls and Zombies
- Pirates and Mermaids
- Sea creatures, narwhal, starfish, octopus
- Vintage Antique

Things I collect:
- Heart shaped rocks
- Game pieces like dice, tokens, sand timers, pawns, bingo numbers, place markers
- Sea Glass from the beach
- License plates from everywhere
- Various found items like buttons, charms, beads, trinkets, keys
- Antique hankies, tea towels and linens (especially crocheted or embroidered items)

Don't Like or Want
- Magazines or magazine clippings (I have stacks upon stacks)
- Catalogs (exception if vintage)
- Sports related items (baseball cards, basketball cards, sports memorabilia)
- Coffee (I love the smell but I don't drink it)
- Bacon... or anything that smells like bacon. Yes, I know I am crazy. It makes me sick and is banned from my house.

Swap Preferences

Major Supply Needs - I will private swap for these items
- Washi (I simply can not get enough)
- Paint pens
- Waxed thread for bookbinding
- Carnival tickets, raffle tickets
- Clear coat for sealing projects
- Manilla envelopes (mostly for mailing projects, so padded or not, large and small)

Postcard Preferences
- I love handmade anything and postcards are no exception
- I love a good chuckle, so funny cards are preferred
- Creepy, weird, strange are beloved themes
- Vintage type themes are always welcome
- I do not like free advertising postcards
- I do not like group affiliated postcards (ie: Do not pollute, Save the whales, vegan only)



Ratings

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Comment: Eye, Eye Eye!! Thanks for the eye-boggling card Candace & for hosting this fun swap. I had fun with it last year so was delighted to see a reappearance. Wish my eyes were the blue of that one in the center of your card!
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Comment: thank you for the great journal
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Comment: Love this! The colors are great. Thank you.
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Comment: OMG, girl! What a face. You did a great job on this postcard. Thank you for making it for me. Like you I love doing these swaps. I am always up for a private swap.
Response: I am always game for a private swap. Collage is my favorite type of art to do. I will do it every chance that I get. Thanks for the heart rate
bigmamabird rated for PVT: Spring Into Spring ATCs on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: I love the sweet set of ATCs you've sent me! I can't seem to pick a favorite, but it might be 'The voice of the grass, creep creep"! Many thanks and sorry for the late rating!
Response: The voice of the grass is my favorite of the bunch. Thanks for the heart rate
phillaine rated for C.I. ~ USA Collab Postcard on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the fun card--I've never seen one with an underwater scene before, and I'm really looking forward to coloring a part of it. :)
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: So pretty! Thank you for another great page :)
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: I love this page! Thanks so much :)
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate
shinyserra rated for JOURNALING by FIVES! #1 on Apr 9, 2018
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Comment: These look so fun! I can't wait to see the results of all of our projects :)
Response: It is going to be so much fun to see what everyone adds to them. Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: This one is my favorite from this series of swaps! I love it so much!!! Thanks!
Response: Did I give you the flamingo or the blue parakeet? I enjoyed making both of them.You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate
pkpeace rated for 2 Stamp Flat Envie of Ephemera on Apr 8, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great ephemera! It's perfect timing to use with the Journaling by 5's swaps!! I will really enjoy having it! xo
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: My first "bit of color" card. I love the collage and that you explained the color association with amusement thus, Punch. Thanks for coordinating the swap. I'm looking forward to more like it.
Response: You are so welcome, Thanks for the heart rate and the kind comments.
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Comment: Love the postcard and the zine, you did a great job on the flowers. I'm going to use this as my inspiration for the next floral themed thing that I make!
Response: Awesome! Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: I love how your free themed one turned out!! Thank you
Response: You are so welcome, Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: I just love this vintage themed page! Thank you :)
Response: You are so welcome, Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: Wow! What a great interpretation of Jill Stoll's style! I like yours better really. I love that blue and your use of neutral with the blue. Your cut outs and shapes are great. I love it. Thank you so much for sending it to me! (thanks too for hosting).
Response: You are so welcome, Thanks for the heart rate and the wonderful comments.
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Comment: Thanks for a great card, Candace & for hosting this swap. The woman on your PC doesn't look like she'd stay silent very long!
Response: You are so welcome, You are probably right about her. Thanks for the heart rate
karategirl46 rated for Teal/Turquoise MailArt on Mar 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I really like the "creep-ing" aspect.
Response: You are so welcome, Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely journal album. Loved the zine too!
Response: You are so welcome, Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: Thank you for the great piece of art! And the fun papers!
Response: You are so welcome, Thanks for joining the swap and for the heart rate

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 319 67 69
Completed Fives Threes Ones
257 333 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 36 220 0
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Comments

Kimmi50 on Apr 19, 2018:

Thank you so much for the Birthday Wishes, you are so sweet!💕

MissPaula on Apr 17, 2018:

Hope you have a day as Sweet as you!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Apr 7, 2018:

yvonne401 on Apr 4, 2018:

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Angie on Apr 2, 2018:

yvonne401 on Apr 1, 2018:

Sorry for the Hi Patti but I couldn't delete it once I sent it.

Blessings,

Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 1, 2018:

Hi Patti!

In this season of new beginnings, new hope and new joys...

Wishing for you every happiness, prosperity and continued success!

Happy Easter!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

luckycharms on Apr 1, 2018:

Happy Easter

bluesky on Mar 29, 2018:

Thank you so much for the birthday book gift! can't wait to get through it after our holidays! :)

Babsmomof5 on Mar 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for the AwEsOMe vintage postcards from AWG. You are such an amazing friend!

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