2017- A New Year- This years goal is to set up a website to sell Art on line- May take a while as I don't really understand online selling. Going on a trip to Amsterdam and Belgium - so excited to be travelling again.
2016- two shows this year- My first trip back to England in 20 yrs- so nice to see my sisters, one I hadn't seen in 20 yrs and she still looks exactly the same
update 2015- Sorry don't have much time for swapping at the moment - Getting ready for an Art show in November which will be my first and I'm terrified :)
Hi my name is Fran and I'm a Paper Addict !!!!. There is no rehab for my affliction so I have to use every day. Originally from England now living in Colorado, via Pennsylvannia and New Jersey. I have plenty of time to craft in the winter as I am a ski widow, which I love. My two kids are out on their own, one living in Grand Junction and the other in Denver- Colorado. I have two fur kids who need lots of attention, one called Dougal and the other Florence. named after characters on the Magic roundabout a program I watched when I was a kid. VERY ALLERGIC TO CATS and Cigarette smoke. My husband is allergic to perfume so I cant wear it, but love perfume bottles and pictures of perfume bottles. My friend keeps all her old magazines just so I can cut the perfume bottle pictures out. How sad is that :)
My husband is a Lord of the rings geek. He knows most of it off by heart as he reads the trilogy at least once a year sometimes more. He was greatly disturbed by some of the character changes in the movie. I'm lucky as I have never read the books and loved the movie.
The Flickr site is a work in progress, hopefully I will get more pics of my atc's up soon. I will try and only put ones up as and when they arrive at my swap partners. That way no surprise spoilers. I like surprises toooo.
I love watching most movies, but wont watch horror or scary ones. My all time favourite movie is the Quiet Man which is really old. We dont watch tv so watch lots of DVD's and streamed programs.
I love pretty paper, but cant bare to use it when I buy it. Since moving to the states I have got into scrapbooking then mini albums, then cards and at the moment having lots of fun with ATC's. Swapping is becoming my new addiction or perhaps I should say a second addiction. I love all the different kinds and am trying new techniques and mediums. I have always liked taking pictures for the scrapbooking but will try new things for the photography swaps. Love getting mail from different countries. I always wanted to travel, from England it was easier and I have been to France, Norway, Africa, Spain, Sweden and Majorca but since moving to the States I haven't been to any other countries except Canada.
2013 update: This year I have set myself the task of not buying any more supplies. I try to recycle everything and I keep so much trash :) (Well thats what my family calls it)that I had better have a clean out. On all the swaps I do this year I will include at least one piece of recyled something.
I have really been into making Mini albums lately so I havent done many swaps but starting again this year. The postage going up again is a little off putting but I love the process of creating .
Color - Red
Animal - Bichon Frise = Dog
Food - Sushi - At the moment anyway..
Song- Golden Brown - The Stranglers..
Drink - Wine..
Paper- did I mention I'm addicted..
new toy- Cricut machine..
Love scrapbooking mini albums, tags, ATC's.
Love Asian themed paper, embellishments, ephemera, etc
Tea: Favourite every day is Yorkshire Gold, will drink green or chai teas occasionally. Not fond of flavoured teas. Don't see the point of iced tea.
I collect vintage silk postcards, at the moment I have cards from world war 1 handed down by my husbands grandmother. I also collect old marbles. I collect stamps and did have a nice album full, but somehow it got lost in a move somewhere along the way, I have moved many many times. I love art glass hence the marble collection, but it's more because of all the different colourings you can get than the usefullness.
Collect Teapots, started collecting them because I couldnt find one that didnt dribble. So have quite a few now, and yes they all dribble.
National dress of countries..
Bichon Frise ..
Robins and Bluebirds..
If I say I will do something I will, so please if my swap doesnt arrive please let me know so we can try and fix it. The mail here in the mountains is unpredicatable and unreliable, so I try and get my swaps out early so they have plenty of travel time before the deadline. I get very disappointed if something doesn't arrive when expected so I know you would too. Please if you aren't going to send your swap, please dont join it, again so disappointing to not get a swap when you put your heart into sending one out. This is such great fun lets hope we can keep it fun and friendly.
I believe in Red hearts for effort, not just stuff :0)
Brads and small stuff to add to ATC cards. I notice on some swaps it says no 3D stuff, thats a shame as its so much fun to embellish.
old perfume bottles or at least old pictures of them. Love the glass shapes and colors, dont need the perfume in it.
Vintage pictures to use in Art works.
Rubber/clear stamps with words or sentiments. Any stamps, I like embossing at the moment.
Graphic 45 Paper.
Tim Holtz, anything. He is sooo talented.
Vintage Decoupage sheets or reproductions
Unusual Fibers or beads
Any bits and bobs I can use for Steampunk
shipping tags - Love making tags
Please dont send anything edible. I have had too many packages arrive with the chocolate and tasty stuff missing.
All I need is your pride and effort put into your miniture pieces of art. It bugs me out that some people don't bother to rate, its like my kids not saying thank you for the presents Grandma sends. If you dont want to rate thats fine, but please let me know it arrived, then I can sleep at night.
After the recent mess up I had due to the swap being lost in the mail I just wanted to repeat. PLEASE let me know if you did not receive a swap, so that I can send again. Definitely contact me please before giving me a bad rating, I typically mail on the day that partners are assigned, but things do sometimes get lost in snail mail, especially when sent out of the country. Ok three things have gone missing in the mail now, somewhere a mail worker is getting a nice collection :0)
Juste Raskauskaite (ema819) Mail me some Art Envies #5
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