Date Joined: April 28, 2019
Last Online: October 28, 2020
Birthday: August 31
Country: United States
Update Oct. 17, 2020
At last, my husband and I arrived in New Jersey one week ago. I almost have the entire house set up. Just waiting on a new craft desk to arrive, and then I hope to be back to crafting and swapping again.
Thus, I have updated my address to NJ on the swapbot profile page and will work on updating my address in my groups.
Also, for the foreseeable future, I am only participating in US swaps. Covid has been interfering with long delays for overseas mail. At least this has been my experience.
I am otherwise enjoying Swapbot. Everyone is so friendly and encouraging. It's a great community of inspiration!
My Flickr account has photos of my craft projects. You can find me by typing in Elenamarie123.
My Pledge to You
I pledge to do my best to complete each swap on time, package swaps securely, and pay correct postage.
I pledge to communicate with my partners before rating if a swap is late/lost, damaged, or has incorrect postage.
I pledge to give swap partners the benefit of the doubt, as well as the opportunity to make things right.
I pledge to rate swaps once received.
I humbly ask that my partners will extend the same courtesies to me. Thus far, this has been the case. Thank you kindly.
I love to be creative, to inspire others, and to be inspired. I always do my best no matter the creative project. My desire is to spread joy through creativity and thoughtfulness. I hope my heart shows through in my swaps.
Unfortunately, due to Lyme disease, I am allergic to many things: dust, cats, dogs, perfume, candles, cleaning products, smoke, almost all chemicals.
My Everyday Joys:
I enjoy reading, writing, making paper crafts, walking, drinking herbal tea, and watching British and Hallmark television shows. I am a huge PBS and When Calls the Heart fan. My all-time favorite show is Gilmore Girls.
I often teach part-time college writing courses and/or tutor, which works out well for me. I am married. I have no kids of my own, but adore my nephew and godson.
I love all shades of blue and green. l also enjoy rosy pinks, and warm golden yellows. I don't care much for purple; it is my least favorite color next to black. Not a fan of glitter. I love gold. Copper and Brass can be lovely. Don't care much for silver.
Fall is my favorite season and I adore fall colors as well as fall foliage and Kansas Sunflowers.
Green and gold are a great combo in my book, especially when it comes to my favorite football team the Green Bay Packers.
Tea and Treats:
I enjoy all teas, especially herbal teas. I'm always wanting to try new healthy/flavorful teas.
My favorite fruits are cherries and strawberries. I like white chocolate and vanilla flavors over milk chocolate. My tummy doesn't do as well with milk chocolates. I love raspberry vanilla cake and strawberry shortcake with homemade whip cream! Yum!
love inspirational quotes, poetry, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and Bible scriptures.
butterflies, birds (esp. blue birds), geese, sheep, baby ducks, woodland critters. I love vintage Whinnie the Pooh art and sayings.
My favorite trees are maple trees and my favorite flowers are wildflowers, begonias, sunflowers, roses, blue flowers. I love botanical themes.
all different kinds of paper; sheet music paper, book paper, tea-dyed paper, magazine paper, art photos, scrapbook photo, cotton fabrics, lace, ribbon etc.
Vintage (shabby chic), French Style like Amity Bloom (YouTube), Botanical, Homespun Farmhouse, Quilted, Crocheted, Sewn, Regency/Geoorgian Era, Tea Time, Seasons and Holidays. Fall/Harvest is my favorite.
Magnolia Journal, MaryJane"s Farm, Stampington/Sommerset, and Daphne's Diary.
Pride and Prejudice, Little Women book, The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh, Chronicles of Narnia, One Thousand Gifts The Best Yes, and most Paper Craft
I could go on and on about all the things I enjoy in life. Mostly, it's the small things...a warm cup of tea, a sunset, a walk in the park, a soul talk with a friend. I'm an old soul who enjoys a quiet and meaningful life.
Please Don't Send
I have many more likes than dislikes but I thought to list a few dislikes so you don't waste time, money, etc.
tiny paper/sticker pieces like the size of a fingernail, unicorn things, norwals, big foot creatures things, rainbow things, florescent, tye-dye and neon/bright colored things, cats, sloths and creepy things like goblins, zombies, nor dream catchers, comic book/super hero things, bugs, snakes, spiders, clowns, guns, camo pattern things, and Hawaian, or Asian comic art or characters. I don't mean to offend. These are just not my style.
Please no glitter, or any kind of texturing that is not smooth. I like to use smooth paper/ephemera. Modge podge matt and gloss finish are fine. Just nothing that leaves residue or scratches/tears at other paper. Ribbon, lace, and twine are great. It's the sharp surface texture stuff that is problematic.
A Few Thoughts
Thanks for caring about my preferences and reading through my profile. I'm truly grateful for the time you take with your swaps. I know I appreciate it when profiles are detailed. I aim to please.
Once again, should you ever dislike the mail I send, or it arrives damaged, or perhaps gets lost and you don't receive it, or perhaps the postage was short, please let me know and I will do my best to replace/resend as soon as possible.
Here's to making hearts happy with happy mail!
I'm so thankful for the opportunity to share my creativity and connect with creative souls. You all are a blessing!
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