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DragonflyDreamer

DragonflyDreamer
Date Joined: October 27, 2017
Last Online: November 10, 2018
Birthday: January 3, 1982
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello all,

I am a very easy going, socially awkward introvert.

If for some reason you haven't received something please get in touch with me. I typically only get up to my mail box once a week but once I get your swap I will always rate. So, if you have not received a rating from me please let me know.

Now on to the fun stuff...

We moved to Tennessee from Florida last fall. I was born in NC and grew up in MN. I love to travel and explore new places. Nothing beats a destinationless road trip!

I recently started a second round of The Whole30 challenge. The first 30 days have been an adjustment but after having cut out all sugar, sweeteners, grains and alcohol, (among other things) I feel awesome and dropped just over 11 lbs. So I plan to stick with it for another round, although I am missing my glass of Moscato in the evening.

I am hard to offend and have a twisted sense of humor. I love quotes of all sorts. My mind is always all over the place and depending on my mood, my body sometimes attemps to keep up with it; more often than not, to no avail. I can find the beauty in anything. Writing has always been something I enjoy. (Although I would be lost without spellcheck!) I don't do it nearly as often as I should but I have several projects going.

I have one AMAZING man in my life, Bob, and one CRAZY dog, Molly.

They are my world.

Favorite Music

There is almost always music on in our house. We listen to everything from Enya to Megadeath depending on the mood. Since we recently moved to TN we have been on a country kick. We love Gary Allan.

Bob loves Christmas music and we are always adding to our collection. I really enjoy world music, anything from Buddhist chants to Bollywood. The house we are in now has a nice big tub so I love to soak in there with candles and sounds of nature music.

Favorite Books

I love to read.

Unfortunately it is very difficult for me sometimes; I have been blessed with bipolar disorder and ADD. This means more often then not, when I get to the end of a paragraph, I'm planning dinner in my head, deciding if I should get a haircut and wondering if penguins have knees.

It's a lovely combination of a racing mind that can't stay focused on an..HEY LOOK A SQUIRREL!

Never the less I have a book shelf full of books I am determined to read someday. There are times that I get hyper-focused and can sit and read for hours on end and get through a book in two days, but that doesn't happen very often.

So what's on my book shelf?

Twain.

Lots of Twain.

A few of Garrrison Keillors works.

Jeannette Walls.

Random novels that I have decided to add to my collection based solely on the fact that I liked the cover.

Several books on Buddhism; Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Quite a few books on various health topics. I have a special interest in Alzheimer's and natural healing.

A collection of artsy crafty books and magazines have also found their way on there as well. I love the SummerSet Studio publications and am always grateful for anything that inspires me.

I am collecting books from The Boxcar Children series & The Babysitters Club series for a project I am working on for my niece.

You can find a cookbook of some sort in nearly every room of the house; Bob is a chef and we are constantly trying new things. Since Bob's heart attack in Feb., we have both been eating healthier. April 1st I started eating a mostly plant based diet. I was a vegan for few years in my 20's and followed a acid/alkaline diet. That was the healthiest I've ever felt. Granted, part of that probably due to just being in my 20's in general. I'm always grateful for any fun unique veggie or "Whole30" recipes.

Favorite Television

There are very few things that I watch on TV and I couldn't tell you the last time I've ever said,

"Oh crap it's .005 seconds after 7! I'm missing the start of Who Wants to be the next Naked Zombie Bachelor!"

I was raised without a television and am totally convinced that it is destroying anything left of common morals and that mass media breads ignorance.

Don't get me wrong, I do watch TV from time to time. We discovered 'The Wine Show' on Wednesday evens any catch that if we are still awake at 9 and I mean REALLY, who doesn't love Fixer-Upper and The Big Bang Theory!?

Favorite Movies

Bob is frequently amazed by the number of movies I haven't seen. What can I say, I'm a sheltered individual...and besides, he has a few years on me in age so he has had a head start.

My two favorite movies are a couple of random ones; Smoke (A 1995 film with William Hurt and Harvey Keitel) & Amelie (A french film with Audrey Tautou who I think is adorable.)

Favorite Crafts

Here we go.

Now we're talkin'.

Yup...

You know that girl that walks into a Michael's Craft store to buy a glue stick and leaves four hours later with 14 shopping bags, $153 less in her checking account and 87 more projects that she never knew she needed to start?....

I'm THAT girl.

It would probably just be easier to add a pic of my art room here at this point.

I have a sewing machine and lots of beautiful fabric.

So many rubber stamps that I have had to create a reference book for them.

There are enough ink pads, gelatos, pens, markers, ink sprays and nuvo drops to keep a kindergarten class occupied for the entire school year.

Enough paper to wallpaper the Boeing Everett Factory.

Lets not forget the modeling paste, gesso, tacky glue, texture paste, matt medium and score tape...

I do NOT have a glue stick however.

Nope no glue stick...

I forgot to get the one thing that I went into Michael's for in the first place.

Don't you hate that?

With all that said and done I must confess a problem...another part of my battle with my blessings is that I never want to mess anything up. I have so many wonderful supplies that I can create amazing things with but it is often a struggle to sit down and work on anything because I don't want to waste the beautiful fabric or the fancy paper. I struggle with this because all I ever wanted to be when I grew up was an artist.

That is one of my reasons for joining Swap-bot; I want to create things, I LOVE crafting. When I'm doing it for someone else I have no problem spending hours at my desk trying to get that one last detail in just the right spot. My mom and I swap an ATC card and a Tag every month. It's so much fun because she is still in MN so we each get a goody package every month.

I can't say that I really have a style when it comes to my personal crafts but if i'm creating something for someone else I try to incorporate as many personal elements into the work that I can.

One thing that I do not have is a die cutting anything...so, any sort of die cut embellishments or embossed paper would be a welcome.

I have really started getting into more mixed media type stuff. Just completed my first magpie journal swap which was so fun. I use the chip board letters quite a bit so those are always welcome. Anything other chipboard ad well.

I also make cards on a regular basis and enjoy getting stamped quotes or images to use for them.

Watercolor is something I will tackling next so any tips, articels or magazines are welcome.

Washi has become a slight addiction. I have started a washi journal with 2(ish) inch pieces. I'm collecting as many different washi snipits as I can. If you have any fun unique ones you would like to share don't feel like you have to do a large amount.

I love learning new crafts so share what you love. Although, I do not have children and really have no use for kids type craft things.

Things that make me smile

Arsenal football

Bath bombs & oils

Chapstick

Coin purses

Coconut

Dragonflies...anything to do with dragonflies. I have yet to find a nice dragonfly washi and I would love some die cuts

Decorative cocktail napkins

Ladybugs

Daffodils

Enya

Fiats (especially anything relating to old ones)

Fortunes from cookies (I've been collecting them since high school)

Incense sticks. I love Maroma Kalki morning offering and burn it every morning.

Koalas

Lace

PipeOrgans

RX Bars (Blueberry) mmmmmm...

Smells: Gardenia, Pina Colada, Rose, Plumeria, Jasmine

Snails...there are day's I wouldn't mind being a snail. There was a study done that determined that a snail can sleep for up to three years!

String for wrapping small packages

Subarus

Tea... I'm always up for trying new teas.

Treats We try to keep Molly away from chicken but she loves the carob peanutbutter cookies from 3 dog bakery and the mint dentastix.

Unique stones

Vikings Anything relating to Viking history

Hedgehogs

Little note books

My favorite color is green....anything green, any shade of green. In general I like earth tones.

Toe, fuzzy or warm socks

Old black & white photographs

Previously loved magazines; craft, wine, food, any really

Inspirational or funny quotes

Succulants

Writing; blank lined journals or journals with writing prompts. I am pretty picky about my pens however. I only use the pilot g2 fine andultra/extra fine tip.

Photography

Scraps of pretty paper

Scraps of pretty fabric

BRADS! I LOVE unique brads!

Small ATC size envelopes

Anything New Age-ish. spiritual or relating to Buddhism. (Especially Medicine Buddha or Green Tara)

Any tips or ideas about working from home. I'm not interested in joining any direct sales company's; I think I did just about every one of them in my 20's. But if know of any good companies that hire people to work out of their home part time or if you have had success with starting something online with your art or crafting I would LOVE to pick your brain.

Quotes that are oh so true...

The two quotes that hold most true to my life...

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou

"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." ~ Dalai Lama XIV

Other wonderful quotes in no particular order...

2 AMs were made for poets. Lovers/writers. Visionaries. Photographers. Painters. Over Thinkers. Silent seekers. These are my favorite hours.

"Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. ~ Vincent van Gogh

"I do not have ducks. I do not have rows. I have squirrels and they are at a rave."

"I wish I could become a public figure just to see what kind of dirt they dig up on me. I'd really like to piece together my 20's"

Postcards

I do like getting postcards that are written on & stamped, unless it is a 'send multiple PCs' sort of swap. I love all sorts and would never rate down for a nice handmade PC, regardless of what the swap calls for.

Ratings

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leo67 rated for Magic Box Destash Swap August on Aug 9, 2018
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Comment: This was one of the most awesome swaps I have ever received! Everything is wonderful and will be put to good use! Thank you!!
Response: You are ever so welcome! I'm so glad you like everything. Enjoy!
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Comment: Thanks for the samples and envelope! You have some great tapes:)
newrule rated for IWTS: Show Off Your Tape #2 (Edited) on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: Such lovely mail, from the envelope to the card and the washi samples!! Thanks so much! Loved them!
PeliKat rated for junk journal supplies - red on Jul 2, 2018
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Comment: What a beautiful package you sent to me for this swap! I was having such a bad day and when I saw your envelope in my mailbox, my delight just chased away all my pitiful feelings! I love love love the label you used: Blue sky, dragonflies, and "The Awesome Kathy Bates" -- it made me laugh out loud! And as a stamp collector, I really appreciated all the different stamps you used to send it! And that was just he outside; inside it was like Christmas or Birthday! How cool that you have access to so many nice paint chips! I have to admit to taking a few sample chips home when I truly had nothing at all that I needed to paint, but the colors were too tempting to resist! I loved that sheet of "dogs in different containers" and decided that if it isn't a pug, it's certainly close enough, and it's one of my favorite things from the package.Red beehives and bees, red snowflakes, a grasshopper with red wings! I would never have thought of those things, but they definitely fit in well! I even liked the tissue paper you wrapped things in! This was so much fun and I can't express how much I appreciate all the effort and creative energy you put into making this such a special swap. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies!
christy102194 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much!
nolagirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! Great stuff!
jocelynshea rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 19, 2018
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Comment: Love all the unicorns, and can't wait to try making some unicorn fudge, thanks!
Mye rated for IWTS Theme Swap: Word Challenge on Jun 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely samples ❤❤❤ I learned a new word 😉 Thanks for the extra butterflies and quotes too 💞
krose03 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! I hung your Jane Goodall quote!
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 17, 2018
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Comment: Wow. If I could give you a 10 I would. You went above and beyond. Love it. Thank you for being a wonderful swapper!
circularlogic rated for WTH? Postcard Destash #2 on Jun 17, 2018
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1koolkrafter rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 16, 2018
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Comment: I like his you addressed the way ncelioe...🙂. Thanks!
ncnurse04 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 15, 2018
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Comment: Loved it! Lots of useful items!
tlemon4 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for such an awesome swap!! I loved everything :):) I also have my husband as we speak looking for the movie on the internet so we can see it. Thank you so much for the recommendation. Two of my favorite things Indians & Anthony Hopkins.. how could you go wrong?? Lol
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: WOW this is an ABSOLUTELY fantastic swap! Thank you SO MUCH for all of the detail you put into this and all of the TIME and attention you paid to each and every minute detail! I love every bit of it! Thank you!! Everything you selected is perfect for me... A FANTASTIC swap- you went above and beyond. Thank you!! 10,000 Hearts!!! xo Gabi
aprilfoolzbaby86 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 13, 2018
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Comment: Amrita, What a small world we live in!! I grew up in an old mill house. 14 Pine Street Granite Falls. When my husband and I were married, we couldn't afford much, so we moved into a trailer on Grindstone Lane, which, if Google Maps is correct, is just right down the road from where you grew up! I so enjoyed your letter, and the package was beautiful. I wish I could give you a million hearts.
patricia8288 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much 💕👍
Elizabeth6277 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! :)

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Comments

MadeByRori on May 14, 2018:

Thank you so much for the AMAZING package of goodies you sent. I just opened and I’m still doing a happy dance. You are awesome! 💖

Queensmiley2530 on May 7, 2018:

Thank you for April wishes I love them

dawnielynn on Apr 23, 2018:

Got the NYUP #36 2nd edition - thank you I think it turned out cool :)

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

adaywithmom on Jan 26, 2018:

I just read about your finger. I am so sorry. You will be in my thoughts & prayers. I hope it heals quickly. Take care! April

kfaye on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for all the wonderful stocking stuffer gifts! I love them all :D many happy blessings in 2018!

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