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Dragongrrl

Dragongrrl
Date Joined: February 20, 2018
Last Online: August 15, 2018
Birthday: May 16
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm new to all this swap stuff, but I am very excited!

I'm 32 and just moved to Colorado from Texas last year. In that time my husband and I have had a sweet little girl Katherine join our family. I couldn't transfer for work, so I am currently a stay at home mom, which has given me some extra free time. Kat does take up most of it, but I've started some new hobbies to keep me busy(-er)

I love animals, we have two cats and a big beautiful great pyrenees, not to mention our two fish tanks. I also love dragons, and cryptozoology...I have a plesiosaurus (aka Nessie) tattoo on my shoulder. Long story.

I'm a bit of a nerd, I've been playing video games for as long as I can remember (mostly Nintendo, I had a legend of Zelda themed wedding), not to mention board games and many card games (magic the gathering anyone?). I have a bunch of random collections (pewter dragons, video game stuff, playing cards, knick-knacky things, coins, needle minders...)

Please note: as I'm sure some people have noticed, I'm sending out washi samples on Magic cards. I have way more extra Magic cards then regular playing cards, and I think buying more would be silly. I'm doing my best not to offend anyone.

If anything is wrong with any of my swaps please message me. I will gladly fix anything so that everyone is happy!

Favorite Crafts

I just started quilting this year, which I've been enjoying immensely, but I've done just about everything.

Painting, drawing, and adult coloring books when I don't want to think too hard.

I've been cross stitching since high school (which was a while ago),

I've made chain maille and beaded jewelry.

Scrapbooking since college (though not as much as I used to).

Small embroidery, lots of collecting, origami...

Tried crochet, but that didn't work as well for me.

I just started baking this year, and love trying all sorts of new recipes!

I'm always open to trying new things, and I'm always excited about my next project!

Favorite books, movies, music

I'll listen to just about anything, I enjoy old country like George Jones and Merle Haggard. I have a satellite radio, so I listen to the 60s (I grew up on oldies) and classical with the baby. Rock, alternative, metal (yes, I like Rob Zombie, Metallica, also Baby Metal...look up Give me Chocolate), some pop...

I'm always looking for something new to read, but I love horror books and movies. Not slasher flicks, like monster movies, or psychological thrillers. Think Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock, werewolves, zombies (not Twilight). Supernatural stuff. I also still watch way too many cartoons. I never grew up.

Sci fi and fantasy, love star wars and all the marvel movies.

And Game of Thrones, both the books and TV show.

Dislikes

I do not like the color pink, crazy, I know. Just never been a fan.

I don't need teacher, reward, little kid stickers, etc. My baby isn't old enough to appreciate them, and I want to be able to use the stickers I get for other crafts. Thanks!

Likes

Animals, all animals!

Dragons (I'm looking for the kawaii Mind Wave dragon sticker flakes. I know they existed at some point, but I can't seem to find them anywhere!)

Kawaii memo pages, sticker flakes, stationary, anything really! I like jinbesan, rilakkuma and tenorikuma especially, but it's all good!

Legend of Zelda (and other video games)

Fantasy

Mythology and cryptozoology (Bigfoot stuff, Nessie, etc)

Fountain pens, things relating to fountain pens (stationary, things of that nature)

Fabrics (all colors, my stash is tiny)

Any local items, I love seeing where you're from

Birds (I have a couple small bird books from Russia that I can't read but love)

Ephemera

Pocket letter supplies

Paper crafting supplies

Fun collectibles (postcards, bookmarks, foreign currency...I love coins)

Anything water related, I love swimming, rowing, and fishing

Anything related to the outdoors

New ideas, meeting new people, patterns for new crafts

Also, I collect squished pennies, I have since I was a kid. If anyone finds some, I will always take more!

Also also, since I found tea swaps, I will try any type of tea! I just don't drink as much black tea, since it is my end of the day drink.

I know this isn't a huge list, but I'm easy to please. If I don't like it for myself, I'll gift it to someone else or use it to create something.

Allergy weirdness

Not that it should come up, but I'm allergic to :

Carrots

Wine

Sulphur treated fruits

So don't send me wine soaked trail mix with dried fruits and carrots and we'll be good!

Ratings

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Comment: Becky... Thanks so much for the ATC. When I said use a bottle cap, I didn't expect to get a bottle cap, I expected it to be used somehow to make circles on a background or such!.. Even added an embroidered cloth background... you went above and beyond :-) Thank you also for the fabric samples, they are very nice. Sadly, I started a quilt 28 years ago, and have not completed it yet. It is in a box in my spare room :-( Maybe when I'm 90 I will have the opportunity to complete it - lol. Thank you again for putting so much care into this swap. I would give extra hearts if I could.. <3 <3 <3 <3 PS: love the little Hello Kitty envelope/folder/bag... Adorable!
liljennyfoofoo rated for POSTCARDS HAPPY MAIL #2 on Aug 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard :D
shewolfnz rated for Nature pocket letter on Aug 12, 2018
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Comment: Hi Becky, I really love your pocket letter, and all the goodies - really thrilled thanks so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thank you for the ❤
CoryGerard rated for POSTCARDS HAPPY MAIL #2 on Aug 10, 2018
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Comment: Excellent card! How are the winters in Colorado?
Response: So glad you like it! Winters aren't too bad here, even when it snows it doesn't stay on the ground to long!
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Aug 9, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful goodies!
katmandu rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP -AUGUST on Aug 9, 2018
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Comment: Love the PC! Great to hear about the quilt; I looked it up and it looks like a lot of fun; so since you don't like pink, did you use another color for the blankie? I love making fused quilt hangings and have several patterns on my "to do" pile! Thank you!
Response: I still used some pink for the blankie, but I picked out a fabric that I liked better, mostly white with unicorns for the front layer! I don't know what my little girl will like, so I didn't want to change it too much.
RiverTopanga rated for Find Me! ATC Swap #1 on Aug 8, 2018
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Comment: Hi Rebecca! So nice to hear from you. I love the ATC you made from your Quilting magazines... I still have a school house quilt that I started almost 30 years ago. It needs the border completed, and then a back and quilting done.. I think maybe when I'm 90 I will finish it! I think it's awesome your brother is completing his phd in astrophysics.. what school is he attending? You did a great job with your "first ATC that isn't out of fabric"!! Thank you for the tags and the tiny Whole Foods bag! I haven't see a gift card holder from them that was so small.. they must have changed the size! Awesome swap. Thank you so much!! If I could give you more hearts, I definitely would :-)
Response: I'm so glad you liked the ATC! I have a couple quilts in progress that I may not get back to for a while, so I understand! My brother is going to Iowa state, but doesn't know where he'll be doing his post doc. I'm so glad you liked everything, see you in the next swap!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice pocket letter😊
Response: You're welcome!
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Aug 7, 2018
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Comment: Lovely swap!! Thank you :]
marhod5 rated for WTL ~ Purple on Aug 6, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great washi! Pink and purple go great together.
Moni rated for Quick Swap - Variety Package on Aug 6, 2018
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Comment: I love what you sent me Rebecca, thanks so much :)
jenmcjen rated for Fruit Salad ATC- Apple #2 on Aug 5, 2018
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Comment: Oh, I love the fabric ATC! My first fabric one. I used to do a lot of cross stitch and embroidery, so I greatly appreciate the thread work, and how NOT easy it was and also how pretty and shiny it is. Also love the green apple background, as green is my fave color!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything, I think that was one of my favorite to make (green is my favorite color too!).
Sissi rated for Mega Washi Tape Int’l on Aug 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much for your nice choice of washis :)
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful coin, pressed penny and cute postcard.
simcoe54 rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #10 on Jul 30, 2018
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Comment: Great selection of postcards. Thank you!
Danii rated for POSTCARDS HAPPY MAIL #2 on Jul 30, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome pc ! It’s so unique and cute ! I did reports on sharks too in elementary school, I did a while power point presentation just to show my family which was nice ! Thanks for joining !
LunaMoody rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 30, 2018
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Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! Love all these goodies! I love everything you sent!! These are so much fun!!! Thank you again! xx
LoveThis rated for Mega Washi Tape Int’l on Jul 30, 2018
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Comment: thankyou very much for the beautiful selection of tapes :)
laincrafts rated for POSTCARDS HAPPY MAIL #2 on Jul 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I love Great Pyreneese dogs!

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Comments

jacianne on May 18, 2018:

hey lady, how r u sweetie? my latest inspiration came from not having any swaps due...lol...crazy right. i was participating in so many swaps that i was super swamped ever since i joined swap bot...i think i got burnt out sometime last week and i just lost my mojo...when i finally sent out the last package i felt like i was free to just be open minded and creative with whatever i wanted to play with at that moment...no requirements or deadlines.....i had a blast making a wall plaque for my craft room...u can check out what i made on my youtube channel if u like https://youtu.be/binKRSGPwpg have an awesome day sweetie...if you lack mojo...take a break and then get back at it and let loose...be wild and free baby!!!!!

jacianne on May 18, 2018:

hey lady, how r u sweetie? my latest inspiration came from not having any swaps due...lol...crazy right. i was participating in so many swaps that i was super swamped ever since i joined swap bot...i think i got burnt out sometime last week and i just lost my mojo...when i finally sent out the last package i felt like i was free to just be open minded and creative with whatever i wanted to play with at that moment...no requirements or deadlines.....i had a blast making a wall plaque for my craft room...u can check out what i made on my youtube channel if u like https://youtu.be/binKRSGPwpg have an awesome day sweetie...if you lack mojo...take a break and then get back at it and let loose...be wild and free baby!!!!!

paperlovely on Apr 2, 2018:

Hello, very nice to meet you - I'm really excited to be a part of this new paper crafting group. I love that you have a nessie tattoo - I went to Scotland a few years ago and looked hard for her but she didn't feel like saying hello. Still dipped my toes in the Loch though. I'm also a quilter - I studied textiles in school and it's the craft I go to most often if I'm not playing with paper. Pink is my favorite color, but I won't hold that against you, if you don't hold it against me lol. l look forward to getting to know you better! For: getting to know you--Addicted to Paper group.

Gnoe on Apr 2, 2018:

Hello for the "Getting to know you" swap! You've got a very interesting profile: Nessie, dragons, origami, video games (have you read Ready Player One? ;) paper crafting of course...

What is your current project?

Since you started baking this year, you MUST try to see the original The Great British Bakeoff! There is no better program.

Looking forward to swapping with you <3

Creativemind on Apr 2, 2018:

"Getting to know you" swap:

Hello! I enjoyed reading through your profile and getting to know you. I know you've been here for a few months, but still welcome to swap-bot. I started swapping eons ago and just recently came back to swap-bot. I've been swapping abroad lol. Crafting for swaps is just a relaxing thing for me, besides, I have to do something with all of the crafts I make, so why not give away. Hope you like it here. Hope you had a lovely Easter and have a nice day!!

Cariboocarol on Apr 1, 2018:

GettIng to know you-- Hello! I am a cat lover as well as a papercrafter. It looks like you have tried many different arts and mediums. I am limited with space issues so I kind of just stick to paper items....and I do love snailmail so i send lots of postcards and letters.

Hope you had a nice Easter weekend. We had snow and cold but nevetheless, enjoyed our ham and scalloped potatoes! I am sure looking forward to sprIng!!

Lucine on Apr 1, 2018:

Welcome to swap-bot! I hope you enjoy the swapping here;)) So true about painting; I also need not to think much or hard about it. It gets me stuck:)) But when i randomly start.....I'm left amazed on what I painted:)) It is suiting and relaxing.

I also like scrapbooking and would like to do that more. Baking is so nice, but I'm not that good in baking cookies:)

for the "Getting to know you swap".

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