Date Joined: February 20, 2018
Last Online: September 18, 2018
Birthday: February 16
Country: United States
"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 am a mom of two very amazing kids, a wife, and I work a bit more than full time in private practice serving individuals who have disabilities. 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 limeaide
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
Board games & puzzles,
Fountain pens & handlettering,
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. I love tea cup die cuts because somehow I don't have a teacup die. Note: I do not scrapbook, make ATC's, or art journals. Just cards, loaded bags/envies, and a beginning flip book maker.
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.
I always enjoy, but rarely receive, swap cards. I like swap cards that are tag shaped and include the color violet or mail themed.
There are two Lawn Fawn stamp sets that are retired here in the USA but available abroad. So if you have or can get a hold of the sets called:
You’ve Got Mail new or used, and
My Cup of Tea
Let me know and we can do a private swap!!!
I enjoy Rubbernecker Stamps especially the watercolor flowers and African American woman stamps.
I use wax seals and enjoy receiving wax beads in different colors to marble. Prefer the flexible/mailable wax.
I am always open to new HAPPY MAIL PALS (US or International) who enjoys card making and inspiring each other by sharing cards and happy mail. I write medium length letters (usually 1 - 2 pages) and open to all letter writers who enjoy making paper crafts. If you enjoy receiving 4 - 10 page letters, I will not likely be a good fit.
I am open to PRIVATE SWAPS. I am fairly new to Swap Bot and haven't done a private swap yet, but hope to in the future. I also enjoy a card/paper-craft challenge (e.g. color throw-down, use a sketch, theme, etc).
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:
The Crown (Netflix)
YouTube Card Making Video (let's be honest - this is mostly what I watch)
Agatha Christie (Miss. Marple/HP)
News Comedy (e.g. The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight, etc.)
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