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Date Joined: October 11, 2009
Last Online: January 19, 2012
Birthday: July 7
Country: Germany

About Me

Last update: December, 31st, 2011

I am taking a break from swapping. I had a great time here and I possible will be back some time later. My main goal for 2012 is to live a life more quiet and try to not have to much on my plate. I wish you all a happy and funfilled new year.

I consider myself a reliable person. When I decide to join a swap, I will carry it out. When I mark send, than you can be sure, that I did send on that day. If it get´s lost on the way, that is something I can not control.

So please, if you are waiting for my mail and it is overdue, contact me and we will sort this out, before rating me a 1.

Note: Germany uses "DD.MM.YYYY" date format, so postmark "03.02." is February 3rd, not March, 2nd

I really appreciate, if you would be so kind to rate me. It makes me feel better to know, that my swaps arrived to you safely.

I live in the northwest of Germany and I´m a full-time worker. I have two children (age 20 (girl) and 25 (boy)) and a boyfriend. No pets. If I had enough time to spend with one, I would have a dog again.

I have been living in Canada for three years and my youngest one was born over there.

I love my garden. For me gardening is something relaxing, where I could hang on to my thoughts, while picking weeds. Anyway my bones and my muscles sometimes tell me something different ;-)

I like to decorate my house throughout all seasons, but especially for christmas time. I like to lit candles and lanterns in the wintertime. It makes everything looking so cosy. Okay, lit candles I like all year round. My saying is: "One can never have enough teacandleholders"

My favorite colour is blue and my lucky number is seven. Other than that I like pastell colours and at christmas time of course green, red and orange. I am not so fond of bright neon colours.

I´m not so much into frills, overly decorated things and all this cutsy kawaii stuff. No offence meant, but this is just not me.

I do not smoke and my household is also nonsmoking environment. I am not allergic, but I have a good noose on lingering smoke. If I recieve from a smoker, please try to keep the odor as low as possible. Anyway, I would not rate down because of the smell ;-)

Please excuse, if my grammar is not always correct.

Favorite Music

There is no special band I like best. Normally I listen to a rock/pop radiostation. So I am more into the actuell songs.

To the disappointment of my boyfriend, I don´t like jazz.

The music depends on the mood I´m in. Sometimes it needs to be rock, sometimes a song to sing along, sometimes anything romantic and sometimes only background music.

Favorite Books

I like crime and fiction. My favorite authors are

Minette Walters, Henning Mankell, John Grisham, Karin Slaughter.

Lately I have read the four Twilight books and the three books from Stieg Larsson.

And of course I love garden books. Not only the ones about plants and how to tend to them, but mostly the ones about great gardens like Sissinghurst in the UK etc.

Favorite Movies

I have no special genre (but no horror). Whenever there is a good film made of a book I have read, I like to see it.

All time favorites are

Gone with the wind

Sissi (a german produktion shown every year around christmas)

And in musicals: West Side Story

Favorite Television

At the moment I like to watch Criminal Intend, CSI and some german cook shows.

Favorite Crafts

Did I say yet, that I love gardening? :-)

I like to do cross-stich, to sew once in a while and lately I started to knit again. I like to make handmade cards and discovered ATC's. What a new challenge to get creative!

Likes and dislikes

As mentioned above I like to make handmade cards

Rubber stamps and embossing

I started to get interested in scrapbooking and bought some books to get inspired. I also started to make travel journals for upcoming travels and already taken trips.

Little things and embellishments to use for papercrafts and scrapbooking are always welcome.

I am the proud owner of a BigShot now and I am very very happy with it.

I am not very interested in Kawaii-Items and Dotee. I am sure, those things are wonderful too, but unfortunatly I have no use for them. (Don´t want to step on anyone´s toes) ;-)

I like chocolates and I hate liquorice. I´ll die for Reeses Peanutbuttercups :-))) Thanks to all my lovely and thoughtful partners, who spoiled me with sending the Reeses. I discoverd a new store, who sells them for a reasonably price, so I can get them here now.

I´m a teadrinker, because regular coffee disagrees with my stomach . However, those italienstyle coffes like Latte Macchiato e.g. which come from the machines I never have problems with. Who knows why -shrug- ;-)

I like most kinds of tea, but with roiboos I have the same problems as with regular Coffee. In a swap I recieved a sample of Good Earth Sweet and Spicy Original. That tea was very delicious. A bag of this once in a while would make my day.

I really like the instant hot drinks you can get in the States like Swiss Moccha, Vienna Cream, Swiss Miss Chocolates (best with Marshmallows) We do not have a wide variety of hot chocolates here and the ones we have are not so tasteful as the ones I know from the states.

I would like to get some vintage inspired items.

As stated above, I like dogs. Especially dachshunds. My grandparents had one I grew up with and my first one was a dachshund too

I will add to this list, whenever something crosses my mind.



Shame on you for not fulfilling you obligations

@katken for Vintage Christmas ATC, kindly angeled by @violin21



Comment: Thank you for the pretty page, I also had a hard time getting started on this one.
xSugar rated for It's a Dandelion Christmas! on Dec 29, 2011
Comment: My goodness, this was such a wonderful package! Thank you very much for all the goodies; I am looking forward to using the notepad and the rhinestones the most. :P Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you for a page I will be proud to add to my journal.
Comment: Marion, you always do a wonderful job, but this time outdid yourself! Thank you! love the ribbon & all the clocks!
Response: Thank you for the kind rating. I am really happy that you like the page. At least you get not tired from revieving from me :)
Gwillisinc rated for Black & Orange 5x7 (A6) Page on Oct 17, 2011
Comment: I am going to start an Emkay book, since I have so many from you! :-) I love how you did this one, and you always have great ideas!
Comment: Thank you for the woderful page! I love it! :) I was born in a house on the dijk. We had a garden, could walk over the dijk and jump in the IJsselmeer... Now I have to bike 2.5km to see over the lake. My view now is endless fields, sometimes just grass and cows or sheep, sometimes tullips or cauliflower. I would like to live in a forest for a while... Just for the experience, the sounds, the smell... :) Warm hugs, Sandra
Comment: Thanks for the story. Sorry about the couch! I had to think about this one, too--indigo is such a tricky color.
Comment: Marion, this is a lovely page! you put alot of work into it, and makes me want to be there..
Comment: Very nice! Beautiful tone on tone tip-in. I love it. Thank you so much.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating me and thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Yellow tip in page.
Response: Thank you, too for the heart. I am glad, you like it.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful tip-in page. Your orange is so calm and serene, suiting the images on it. Very pretty. By coincidence, I was rather near Germany when this arrived at my house - I visited Strasbourg, in France, but near the border. Sorry for the delay in rating as a consequence!
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart. I am really happy, that you like the page. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Strabourg, it is a beautiful city.
Comment: You did it!!!!
heather76 rated for OTT: Colors of the Rainbow - Red on May 4, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the woven heart and mini book!
Comment: Love My Red page ( I knew I would before I opened it) Thank you!
Response: Your so nice :) I am happy, that you like it. Thanks for rating and the heart.
hollycm6 rated for Dandelion Dirt Demolition Round 4! on Apr 4, 2011
Comment: Shoot, I think I responded to your e-mail, but never rated you! Good grief! Excellent work... keep moving forward!
Response: Thanks
Potatoez rated for Luck of March (GREEN) on Mar 30, 2011
Comment: This is so cool, I've never seen a mini book before :) Love it
Response: Yeah, isn't it grea?. I am really glad,. that you like it too: Thanks.
Comment: Nice! I loved it..
Response: Thank you. I am happy that you like my page
AynE rated for Dandelion Dirt Demolition Round 4! on Mar 25, 2011
Comment: Good for you! Those were both big projects and I hope you feel proud of yourself because you should!
Response: Thank you! It is so nice now in daylight, I believe, I will have this smirke over my face the whole day. :) :)
Traceyk rated for A Bunch of Wild Winter Dandelions on Mar 11, 2011
Comment: Thank you for my package of goodies! I love and will use everything! :)
Response: I am happy, that you like it.
Traceyk rated for 2-2-2 Dandelion Springtime on Mar 11, 2011
Comment: Thank you very much! :)

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Morticia on Nov 24, 2010:

You may decide, provided that the dominant color is red, ok? Thank you.

ShabbyJules on Nov 8, 2010:

Hi Marion just a keep in touch Hi im finally about to move soon, hugs Jules

MrsAnnaSue on Oct 25, 2010:

Welcome to the group!

RobinT on Sep 12, 2010:

I'm glad the letter made it to you! It seemed to take a long time, but perhaps that just my impatience. I look forward to hearing from you!


hollycm6 on Sep 6, 2010:

PostMuse on Sep 3, 2010:

Notecards To Go group has lots of fun new swaps. Perhaps we can tempt you?

Chelle on Aug 16, 2010:

Emkay I would love to swap with you. =) You have no idea how much I've fallen in love with those postcards... =) Really really really... =) Just ping me anytime I will spoil you rotten! =)

Artistic on Aug 13, 2010:

I had so much fun putting together your 5 days of fun -- and surprising you with the sixth day! :) So glad you enjoyed it all!

damilola on Aug 12, 2010:

1000 Dank für die papierene Überraschung. Absolut wunderbar, wunderschön ! Ich liebe es! DANKE ! Sylvia

kthanxbye on Aug 11, 2010:


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