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Date Joined: July 11, 2008
Last Online: November 5, 2012
Birthday: November 19
Country: United States
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About Me

I consider myself a domestic goddess first and a collage artist second (other than wife and mom). I also love photography and cross stitching. I'm a big fan of Facebook too. Been married 28 yrs to Brian and we have one son Sean, a May, 2009 graduate of PSU. Homestate-PA.

Favorite Music

Folksy rock like James Taylor (seen 5 times over the years-favorite since I've been 13), Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Loggins. I have tons of musical favorites besides the above-Enya, Linda Eder, Dan Fogelberg, Jewel, Hall and Oates,The Fray, Duffy, etc., etc.! My husband and I saw Sir Paul McCartney on August 14, 2010-decided to go on a whim-it was the best concert ever-I almost lost it when he came out. I have a Soprano singing voice and have sung in school and church choirs over the years. I can read music and play a bit on a keyboard. I can play the harmonica a bit too.

Favorite Crafts

Love paper collaging, especially ATCs. I've made over 800 of them in over 5 yrs. I like most kinds of crafts and will tackle anything!

Also do cross stitching-since I've been 19, so a while. I have sent at least 40 cross-stitched squares to a variety of orgs for sick kids who make quilts for the kids.

Photography-take photos almost everyday-mostly of my flowers and yard. My love for photo taking should be up near the top of my list. I have a Flickr account almost 13k images in it!

Will dabble in crochet, sewing and maybe try knitting again.

Love to do digital collaging and have made dozens of them for my desktop.

Still would love to write a children's book...just need to think of what.

Stuff I like on ATCs

Lots of layers! And...earthy stuff-nature related,vintage and retro ladies, gents and kids; fibers, flowers, fairies, sparkle from a little glitter or rhinestones, your signature look, etc. I also like to get cards made with a beeswax process or transparency-anything neat and different. Stuff I don't like: ATCs that don't look like any effort was put into making them-messy or too much of a 'thrown together' look. I do like original ideas-like a 'play on words' with the theme. I don't mind if you take a clipping from a magazine, but I don't want to see it as that, make it blend in well. Painting and drawing on ATCs are ok, not my favorite. I rarely do the above myself as I am not a professional artist in that respect.

Hearts for ratings

About giving hearts for stuff you send. I will certainly give hearts if a little thought is put into what you send-even a decorated envelope! A snip from a local paper, a postage stamp, pretty magazine scraps, etc will get you a heart. I won't give a heart for blanks of paper as I have tons of blanks and to me, unless they are hand-painted, no effort. I also appreciate little notes that tell me how you came about making your card and who you are. They surely make your send more meaningful to me. And I do read what you like and will send you appropriate goodies if I have them. Thanks. : )


Comment: Thanks so much for the gift card xx
Response: You are welcome-best I could do since your package got lost. Enjoy!
jpride rated for ATC Flower Series #4 - Sunflowers on Jun 23, 2012
Comment: I'm so sorry it took me so long to rate this.
Response: Ah, no problem! Glad you liked it (I hope). : )
Shannoncollar rated for 4th of July ATC on Jun 16, 2012
Comment: Thank you.... I loved the picture on the swap and was so happy to receive it today! Snow Shoe is about a half hour away. :)
Response: You are welcome Shannon! Happy 4th!
iheartkawaii rated for Geisha ATC on Jun 15, 2012
Comment: Very beautiful atc. Thank you do much.
Response: Glad you liked my ATC.
tejka76 rated for Geisha ATC on Jun 14, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC.
Response: So glad you liked her. : )
luv2kraft rated for Elephant Enigma ATC on Jun 12, 2012
Comment: I just love this ATC! It reminds me of my garden here in TEXAS. LOL That is one big melon.
Response: Thanks! I loved it too and had a hard time parting with it. I hope you noticed I even colored around his feet to match the melon.
monicac rated for Heart Shaped ATC on Jun 12, 2012
Comment: Thank you Dianne!! Love the butterflies.
Response: Thanks for the comment Monica! Glad you liked the heart.
abominblesnowglobe rated for THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! on Jun 11, 2012
Comment: Thank you! What a pretty postcard :)
Response: Thanks! Glad you liked it. I enjoyed being a part of this swap.
Futters rated for ATC: Cute Cupcake on Jun 2, 2012
Comment: Wonderful ATC!!! We are so enjoying swapping with you. Thank you a ton!!!
Response: Thanks ladies! I had fun with this one. I hope to get a card from you someday. : )
glittergirl1791 rated for Daydreaming ATC on May 31, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Atc and all the extras.
Response: You are so welcome. Glad you liked what I sent. : )
Comment: I am feeling so spoiled! You sent over and above and I love it all! I'm going to have so much fun with it. How did you get the green tickcet shapes? Do you have a die or punch for them or did you buy them already cut? I've been looking for some of these. Thank you so much for all the goodies.
Response: Ah thanks! Glad you liked the package. Yes, it's a big ticket punch as were the envelope and oval. Thought I'd share them too. Have fun!
Futters rated for Cooking Capers ATC on May 27, 2012
Comment: Thank you!!!
Response: You are welcome. Had fun with this one.
Comment: thanks, cute idea
Response: Thanks! Glad you liked it!
lukeyduke rated for Babies and Baubles ATC on May 21, 2012
Comment: Very nice card, I love it! Looks like you spent alot of time on it. I appreciate that! It was a fun swap! Kathie
Response: Thanks Kathie! I wanted to make it special, so I did spend some time on it.
Wenturner71 rated for Vintage Garden ATC (Flowers) on May 15, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and extras.
Response: You are very welcome! I really enjoyed making this and the other. Thanks for your comment.
donetta rated for Vintage Garden ATC (Flowers) on May 15, 2012
Comment: Sunflower Girl is beautiful...just beautiful. I love everything about this ATC!
Response: Ah, thanks! I love that face too.
TheZaftigLatina rated for ATC Flower Series #9: Tulips on May 15, 2012
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are so welcome! Glad you liked the ATC.
braunc13 rated for ATC Flower Series #9: Tulips on May 14, 2012
Comment: Thanks so very much!
Response: You are welcome, thanks back for the rating.
pandakitty rated for Animal Anomaly ATC on May 11, 2012
Comment: My whole family enjoys BINGO. This makes your adorable ATC so much more sepcial. Thank you
Response: Ah, that is so neat! I wanted to use acorns for the game pieces, but didn't have any and had just bought the buttons. Thanks for your comment.
JBolech rated for Feather ATC on May 10, 2012
Comment: I love the card you sent - very nice!! Thanks so much!
Response: Thanks Jenny! I liked her too. She reminded me of the paintings I've seen at Winterthur in Delaware

Rating Overview

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MichelleWillow on Jun 1, 2012:

for joining THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! swap!

Futters on May 22, 2012:

Hey, you peeked! :-) Can't wait to see the one you made. Michelle & Ashley

joyohjoy on Oct 16, 2010:

wow, have just had a peek at your blog - amazing, I feel so inspired now.

Temeryx on Aug 2, 2010:

I see:) I don't know her. I was thinking it could be my sister, but it's not.

Temeryx on Jul 1, 2010:

Really? Was her name Sandi? And I'm glad you liked my card. You are the first person to respond to a card I sent so I wasn't sure if they were good yet:)

justjolean on Jun 6, 2010:

Thanks for joining my first swap ~ Board Game Lover's ATC!

Eva on Aug 12, 2009:

Great swapper!!

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