December 2018 - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT ADD EXTRAS TO MY SWAPS. People have been so AMAZINGLY GENEROUS that my craft "room" is bulging! Omitting extras will NOT impact your rating from me. For more information see below under Extras...
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!!!!
"Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and its produced the most extraordinary results in human culture" - Ken Robinson
Hello, I am a 40+ wife, mother, and career woman. I have two kids (tween/teen). After several decades of putting work before family and life, I realized life is short and wanted to return to having creativity be a part of my life and spending more time with my family. So about 2 years ago I decided to purposely carve out time to be creative. I also wanted to connect with other creative people. I worked on improving my hand writing and incorporated hand lettering into my creative life. Then I began letter writing and have about a dozen pen pals world wide (still looking for more, especially Australia, South America, Africa, Caribbean, Canada, and Asia). As I began to add creative elements into my letters I stumbled upon card making/paper crafts. I have been working on my card making skills for about about a year and really enjoy it. Instead of making greeting cards, I use my A2 cards as a package for my pen pal letters. I post photos of my cards on Pinterest.
I enjoy my spa days and lunch with friends. I feel blessed to have an amazing family, friends, and a great imagination and memories.
Color: violet and green
Drink: Bundaberg ginger beer and limeade
Flower: lily and rose (mostly all flowers)
Movie: murder on the orient express & the original star wars
Scents: lavender, sage, tangerine
Season: winter and spring
Tea: jasmine, green tea, herbal, fruity
Time: I am a morning person
Candy: All. Kidding...but I do have a sweet tooth. Some of my favorites are: bottlecaps, smash-mallow, smarties, rocky road, candy corn, jelly belly, gummy bears, caramel m&m...and so on...(think 80's retro candy)
Exchanging Letters with Pen Friends,
Making Happy Mail & Granting Wishes
Word games & puzzles,
Fountain pens & hand-lettering,
Spa Treatments of all kinds
Travel to warm climates,
Coloring for Adults
I enjoy paper crafts, specifically making cards to send to pen pals as happy mail. I make a card and then enclose an envelope inside to tuck in a letter to a friend. I enjoy making tags but typically use them on cards. Homemade envelopes are great, especially if they are A2 size. I use die cuts, stamps, stickers, ribbon, color pencils, glitter, sealing wax, and other embellishments. My tools include color pencils, Cuttlebug, Stamping Platform, and envelope score board. I like to use anything postage or mail themed for my cards and to decorate my letters. I also like butterflies, owls, elephants, zebras, anything snail mail, things decorated with books, teacups/teapots, and flowers.
If you have a scan and cut machine, lets chat about a trade. You cut some stamped images for me and I grant a profile wish :-)
Note: I DO NOT scrapbook, make ATC's, make pocket letters, or art journals. Just cards, happy mail, loaded bags/envies, and occasionally flip books.
We enjoy traveling to warm climates. I have traveled to Jamaica, Mexico, Hawaii, Belize, Cuba, and St. Lucia. Our next adventure will hopefully be to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
In the USA, I have been to many cities in California, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico (Carlsbad Caverns), Alabama, New York, Chicago, and Indiana. Our next adventure will hopefully by Washington DC.
December 2018 - Please do not send extras at this time. If, like me, your heart aches if you cannot send a little something extra, you can add your favorite quote to the swap or on my profile page under comments, a single healthy recipe you and/or your family enjoys, you can put a photo on my profile in the comments related to my likes and say hello, share a funny story or joke, book recommendation, share a crafting tip (e.g. good glue, best embossing powder, flip book tutorial video link, which YouTube channel you like to follow - even if it is yours, etc.) or a single fresh caffeine free tea bag. Thank you to everyone who have been so generous!!!
I am open to new female pen pals who enjoy paper crafts, DECOS, happy mail, etc. from anywhere in the world.
I don't have or want even basic cable. I'd rather spend my $$$ on craft supplies. But a couple of shows have caught my eye and they are:
YouTube Card Making Video (let's be honest - this is mostly what I watch)
Agatha Christie (Miss. Marple/HP)
Anne of Green Gables
70's & 80's Saturday Morning Cartoons :-)
News Comedy (e.g. The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight, etc.)
I pledge to rate.
(If I have not given you a rating, I have not received your item.)
December 2018 - Please do not send Extras at this time. Due to the AMAZING generosity of others, my craft "room" is filled to the brim with pretty things. Thank you!
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