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CynLeespring

CynLeespring
Date Joined: May 31, 2011
Last Online: September 4, 2017
Birthday: October 22
Country: United States
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About Me

I live in New Mexico, on 5 acres of rocks we call Nine Stones, with my partner and one big lug of a lover boy cat. Favorite crafts are altered books, collage/mixed media, art/junk and just about any kind of journal, most fiber arts and anything to do with paper.

If you do not receive your swap from me in a timely manner, please email me. I never flake and I always rate.

ROLIES: I'd prefer altered Rolodex cards sent to me to not have holes. I have an antique library card catalog box that I want to fill with rolies. It works with one hole in the middle, so if you send me a rolie, I can punch the hole in the right place for the box. Thanks!

Favorite Music

Favorite song: John Lennon's "Imagine". It pretty much sums up my philosophy of life. Otherwise, I like everything from reggae to mariachi to new age to classical to golden oldies - except rap/hip-hop and free-form jazz. Guess I'm just too old.

Favorite Books

Being an avid history buff, I read or listen to a lot of history and historical fiction. England is my spiritual home, so English history is right up there. I read Sci Fi of the alternate reality variety and feminist fantasy fiction, mysteries, especially those set in the past. I listen to books on CD while I do other things so I get to listen to books I would never have time to read.

Favorite Crafts

Anything to do with paper. I'm addicted to knitting and it's a constant in my life, but I also do other fiber-related crafts. I make a little jewelry, alter books, make books, etc., etc. These days I'm making lots of journals of all kinds. Trying out some fabric books, too.

I like

LIKES: My favorite holiday is Halloween. I love positive portrayals of witches. Anything Celtic, British, thatched cottages, standing stones, sacred sites and snakes. Spiritual/pagan/magic/faerie, he moon. Vintage, Victorian, shabby chic. Love things with Wabi Sabi. Favorite colors are Orange (anything from the palest peach to dark rust), teal/turquoise/ice aqua and purples tending toward blue. I love exotic yarns - even a snippet. I collect small witch figurines, but not ugly, warty, green witches or cutesie bears - I like positive and oddly whimsical representations. My taste runs more to the natural, rustic, aged, vintage, primitive than to shiny, new, blingy.

I don't like

DISLIKES: I don't do cute or anything patriotic or religious. I celebrate the Winter Solstice rather than Christmas and love holly. I don't do much pink or red, tho dusty rose is looking good these days.

I'm a vegan (with ocassional lapses into vegetarianism) and eat organic as much as possible, don't eat much processed food or much sugar, so I wouldn't want drinks or candy. Organic teas are wonderful, tho.

Current wish list

My Wish List includes: Pre-Raphaelite images, Anything Halloween that's not 'cutesie', Images of the moon and lunar ephemera. Vintage laces and ribbons, Small lengths of interesting yarn, A thatched cottage in southern Cornwall (Used to list 'a new studio' but I now have one tucked into the trees near the house. I am so very grateful every time I see it and joyful every time I walk inside.)

Ratings

debrbrts rated for ATC 2017 #1: Free Themed USA on Jan 13, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATC
JudalineZ rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! End Dec. on Jan 1, 2017
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Comment: thanks for everything I love the animal spirits cards
arimails rated for ATC - Free Themed #78 (USA) on Mar 20, 2016
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Comment: I love this ATC, very creative and cute
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Comment: Yowza Batgirl, what a great junk journal. Love all the ephemera tucked in the pockets and all the extras!! Many thanks! And I simply adore the way you added all the 14's throughout and on the front cover! Woo Hoo!!
Response: So glad you like it. It was fun finding 14s to add.
mcorbus rated for ATC - Free Themed #79 (USA) on Mar 19, 2016
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Comment: I love the Atc, beautiful! Thank you for the journaling goodies
rjdolphin rated for ATC - Free Themed #80 (USA) on Mar 18, 2016
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Rabbitfreedom rated for Lovely Mini Art Kit U.S. on Mar 11, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the very lovely and thoughtful mini matchbox!
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Comment: Hi Cyn - Thank you so much for such a wonderful package of goodies! I love your Rolo, it came out so pretty and feminine. Thanks so much for joining, I'm glad your back :)
LunaMoody rated for Valentines Rolo on Jan 12, 2015
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Comment: Awesome rolo... thank you for it and the great extras : )
Response: Thanks.
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Comment: Ooooo I just love my vintage witch pages! You have the coolest stash ever!! I love all the Halloweeny embelluws you have. My favorite parts of the pages are the black and white photos, the felt flowers, and the awesome "Brews and Potions" booklet. You are always soooo generous with extras and I am incredibly grateful. I have been collecting Halloween supplies so I can build up my 6x6 Halloween journal. Your pages, and your awesome extras, will be prominent components of it. Thank you so much for another super swap (as you always make!).
Response: Thanks for the appreciative words, Lori. They were fun to make, with the different images. Isn't the old woman with the mushroom great? Glad you like the extras, too.
scrappermama rated for All-Hallow's Eve on Aug 25, 2014
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Comment: I absolutely love your journal pages! Is the one tree with birds cut with a die! Oooh! Love it! Thank you mz. cynthia for the great pages! ♥♥♥
Response: So glad you like them. The tree image is actually a sticker and I have no idea where I got it. I'd love to have more like that. Thanks for the nice rating.
loriglen rated for Celtic Book Pages on Aug 21, 2014
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Comment: Another super-awesome set of pages, Cyn!! The embossed maze is fantastic, I love the gem cabochon, the tarots, the cool shell embellie with the dried flower petals, the gorgeous textured papers, the beautiful images you used, and so much more but my absolute favorites are the Tintagel postcard (you knew I was going to say that!)...and the stunning photograph you took. Those are just amazing! Totally in love!! <3
Response: I knew you'd like the Tintagel postcard. So glad you like everything. Time to make covers and bind our treasures!
loriglen rated for Celtic book pages on Aug 7, 2014
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Comment: Oh my word! Another super awesome swap from you. I am entirely jealous of your stash. Your rubber stamps alone had me all giddy. (The Stonehenge one is my fave.) I love all your embellishment touches. Some if them are just so unique and amazing...like your use of fiber scraps...BRILLIANT. I love them truly. I would say they are my favorite ones you've sent but you always outdo yourself the next time around! Thank you so much. Looking forward to exchanging more with you. <3
neca84 rated for Vintage Art Journal page 1 on Jul 30, 2014
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Comment: thank you
smmarrty rated for smmarrty to CynLeespring 2 & 3 on Jul 15, 2014
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Comment: Thanks.
Lucine rated for PBP-Black and White on Jul 9, 2014
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Comment: Thank you:)
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Comment: Got it! Thank you!!
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Comment: Got it! Thank you!!
midteacher rated for Favorite Song Lyrics on Jun 29, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful pages and the scraps of laces. I will find a wonderful place for them in one of my art journals.
Wickett6029 rated for International Fairy Day on Jun 17, 2014
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Comment: Cynthia, these fairy pages are absolutely gorgeous, and I'm going to really love having them in my journal!! Thank you so much for this awesome swap, and the little goodies you sent, too...wish I could give you more hearts!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 86 12 15
Completed Fives Threes Ones
84 99 0 0
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0 8 76 0
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Comments

sabbysteg on Feb 10, 2017:

Hi! Just letting everyone know in TOW group that there is a Goddess PC Swap going on, hope to see you sign up!

jukejan on Sep 25, 2016:

Hiya, come play on the Somerset Fall Flavor Swap!

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

PrairieKittin on Jun 16, 2014:

Just received the Round Robin journal Round 2 (or is it 3?) ... @smmarrty 's journal. Thank you so much for the letter to Mother, as well. She is going to find a place in her binder for the letter. :-)

Kittin

PrairieKittin on May 29, 2014:

Oh my!! The antique round robin journal is stunning!! I don't know what I could possibly do to do it justice! What an honor!! Thank you!!

Hag53 on Apr 14, 2014:

Welcome to JJJ the comments in your ratings show that you will be a true asset to the group.

ABackwoodsLife on Jan 11, 2014:

Welcome! and thank you for joining Upcycle Me. There are already a couple swaps listed with more to come. Please stop the group forum when you have a moment to introduce yourself and say hi. :-) Looking forward to seeing you in the swaps. Happy Swapping! ~Marie

armadillogal on Jan 6, 2014:

Just saying hello from the Southern part of the state...

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