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GemMedia

GemMedia
Original Member
Last Online: September 21, 2017
Birthday: March 29
Country: Canada
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About Me

NOTE: There is no mail pick up on weekends here in Canada so packages dropped off on a weekend will have the date they arrive at the sorting office.

I travelled to Europe and lived in London in my early 20's so I really love British bands, British mystery programs and comedy., (Monty Python).

I love sites about altered art and and seeing other artists' handmade work and crafts etc. I love having projects and stay inspired by taking courses when I can. I love anything vintage and going to second hand stores (weekly) and finding treasures. I have amassed quite a collection of papers, fabrics and the like to use soon!

I love all animals but cats are the best! Please treat them with love and respect.

In relation to religion I lean towards Buddhism more than western religion, I appreciate everyone's choices but would prefer to not receive any religious literature unless it is Buddhist..., (and I really don't need a lot of that) unless I take part in the occasional Buddhist swap., thank you)

Things I like:

(Frida, Frida, Frida....did I say Frida!)

Animals...especially cats and birds and vintage pictures of them.

Old Postcards and photos, 40's & 50's women's magazines, old sewing pics, old camera and typerwriter pics.

Documentary films and thrillers like Alfred Hitchcock., I could watch them over and over.

Craft books and magazines..(Cloth, paper, scissors)

Favorite Colors.. vintage green....chartreuse, red, robin's egg blue, gold, silver with black & white, brown.

Anything felted, ATC's, pins, scarves, bowls etc., if you make anything felted and want to trade let me know.

Sewing materials,interesting fabric...vintage or otherwise, owls on it, Japanese patterns, birds, anything retro or vintage looking.

Photo transfers on material, printed or rubberstamped images on paper

Anything handmade...felt stuffies (would love a goth stuffed kitty,, natural soaps in citrus scents. handmade felt brooches, pins anything with owls or birds.

I love reading people's zines...I like quirky ones about your experiences...I am a big fan of Found and I used to read one called Bunny Rabbit which I loved.

scrapbook quilts

Silver jewelry, handmade jewelry and earrings...turqpoise, red stones (even those two colors together.)

fridge magnets

Vintage stuff.... I've updated this because I have a lot of buttons and rick rack now but vintage pillow cases with interesting patterns, flowers etc. are always fun.

Earl gray tea, chai tea....made from scratch...no teabag seems to be able to replicate this but maybe you can convince me otherwise!

Organic chocolate....green & black's dark orange and milk flavored

Only use cane sugar cubes for tea....Taikoo

Love scrapbooking supplies....old typewriter letters (rub on and real) , text, cool papers.

Used stamps from your country, interesting fabric pieces,prefer natural fibers though, jewelry bits, felted wool, natural yarn bits, scrabble pieces., white dominoes,

**Rubber stamps...ones you've made, unmounted ones or mounted...****j

Interesting pincushions.

Mini ATC kits....background papers, decorative papers and some interesting ephemera

Day of the dead shrines, Frida Kahlo anything, sugar skulls on fabric or paper, Frida Kahlo fabric

  • What I'm not into.....phew! I can't think right now...!

Oh, anything that smells smokey...I have allergies, religious stuff....unless it's kind of kitschy or the Buddha., anything too cutesy, No 'Hello Kitty' stuff, not into heavy metal music or anything dark or scary, Disney, or anything for children.

Hearts.....I give them freely because it makes me feel good and it makes the receiver feel good., some packages are definitely better than others but usually if someone gives me extras related to my profile I feel it's only fair to give them a heart, isn't that what the hearts are for?

Although I love Day of the Dead and what it represents I like the sugar skulls in fabric, collages etc. but not overly scary or dark skulls, is there a difference, I think so!

Nothing too creepy, no gravestone or graveyard stuff....think creepy, spooky skeletons and skulls...if you're not sure just shoot me a mesage and ask.

No sugary things...I don't eat refined sugar and rarely eat chocolate anymore.

I'm pretty forgiving and have waited for some swaps for more than a month if you have communicated with me. However....if I have to keep contacting you and I never receive my item then I will rate you with a '1' until I receive the item.

Love travel., I've been to Europe several times. Lived in Amsterdam and London., worked in London, spent a month in Mexico, been to Morocco, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Germany, the former Yugoslavia, Austria, the east and West coast of the States., spent some time in California, love San Francisco an San Diego...,basically anywhere that starts with San..lol. Love the desert., Joshua tree

Favorite Music

Ramones, Cuff the Duke, Heartbreaks, Neko Case, Feist, City & Color, 80's punk & new wave....Smith's, Clash, Lou Reed, Pixies, Cure etc., Chet Baker, Thelonius Monk, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, Alejandro Escoveda, Martha & Rufus Wainwright, Amy Winehouse, Leonard Cohen, Talking Heads, Sarah Harmer, UB40, Bedouin SoundClash, Neil Young, Sheila Chandra, Dead can Dance, Sigur Ross, Adele, and more!

Favorite Movies

Frida, Pollack, Cinema Paradiso, Amelie, The English Patient, Godfather, Bogey movies, Alfred Hitchock movies, The Big Lebowski, Life of Brian, The Holy Grail, Walk the Line, Lost in Translation, High Fidelity, Grifters, any John Cusack movie, Casino Royale, Napolean Dynamite etc., Moonstruck, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Slumdog Millionaire, Michael Moore's stuff and documentaries in general, some docs about artists.

Favorite Television

Bletchley Circle, Amazing Race, New Tricks, Inspector Morse, Cracker, (British mysteries), Inspector Lewis, Wallander, Austin City Limits

Favorite Crafts

Collage & Mixed Media drawing & painting, re-finishing old furniture, some sewing projects like pincushions, pillows, scarves, jewelry making., assemblage & altered art using found and new items......

love vintage stuff!

Travel

I also love traveling, especially the desert (Las Vegas, Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon etc.). I've been to Europe three times, lived in Amsterdam, Italy, England-worked and lived in London, volunteered in Germany, lost my heart in Scotland (and Newcastle....different trip!). I also spent a lot of timed in Southern California (SoCal) and spent two summers in Montreal and have traveled some of the U.S.......Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, L.A. San Diego, New York, Nevada, Arizona. I've also been to the tip of N. Africa....Morocco., 1 month in Mexico...including Mexico City, Oaxaca, Xipolite, San Cristobal de la Casas. I loved visiting Frida Kahlo's house. I love visiting galleries in other countries.

Favorite artists

Frida Kahlo...as if you hadn't already guessed that and many contemporary artists, love Flickr.

Ratings

Candyn29 rated for Cat atc on Sep 13, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
piratejimbob87 rated for ATC - Cactus (INTL) on Aug 22, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC, and the extras too! :)
Lucine rated for Flower ATC on Jun 10, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you:)
Response: Glad you liked it thank you!
Taliesyn rated for CQ: Saint Patrick's ATC Intl. on Mar 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you! I loved your cool envelope, the fun Canadian postage stamps. I appreciate the extra bits and pieces and the Paris notecards too!
wolfeagle rated for CQ - Put a Santa Hat on it -ATC on Dec 22, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you for the funny ATC. We love dogs. Happy Holidays.
Response: Thank you for the rating and I'm glad you liked it. , have a great Xmas!
Rimbar rated for BUTTERFLY ATC series 1 of 9 on Aug 22, 2016
5
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Comment: Ty for the butterfly ATC. Loved it. Happy swapping.
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the stamps and I love the extras... will definitely be using them :-)
Response: Glad you liked everything!
hollowfyre rated for "Owned by a Cat" ATC on May 31, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing cat ATC. I love how you made it. Thank you for the extras as well. It was such a nice piece of mail to open and enjoy! ♥
Response: Thank you, sorry for the late reply.
angeliccat15 rated for "Owned by a Cat" ATC on May 4, 2016
5
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Comment: thanks for cat atc = ^.^ =
5
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Comment: I loved all you found and sent. My love for birds has me on the lookout all the time. Your card is wonderful. Thanks for everything
Response: I'm glad you liked it, thank you and have a merry Xmas!
SacredYoli rated for Loteria Card: La Virgen on Sep 16, 2015
5
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating! I love my card and goodies! Thank you for the great swap!
Response: You're welcome, glad you liked it!
raven rated for Cat ATC #4 on Sep 14, 2015
5
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Comment: Wow,, What a great package to find in my mail..Love your cards, the cat one is so special..Love cats and I just got a kitten to keep me company..And who does not love Halloween.. your work is very well done and your talents shows..Thank you for the kind words about my time of sorrow I do appreciate them..Thank you for the nice extras too
Response: It's funny but I didn't come here because I got a notification just logged in and saw your rating., thanks for the kind words and so glad you liked everything! You will have your hands full with a new kitten (but in a good way:)
sweetypiedie rated for That Was a Crappy Trip! on Jul 30, 2015
5
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Comment: Thanks for all the lovely bits and pieces you sent me. I love the maps,forgeign language pages and the scrapboard paper. Thanks for the extra paper you put in.
AEK7300 rated for BLoG Bird Themed Inchies Swap/INT on May 21, 2015
5
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Comment: I loved the inches you sent me! I liked your use of the stamps...I might have to steal that idea for future inches. Thank you for joining the swap.
Response: Great, glad you liked everything! Thanks for hosting this swap:)
dinyjo rated for TSJ: Vintage Scavenger Hunt on May 19, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the vintage items and the cute kitty notecard.
saturner rated for A Whale ATC on May 15, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for a nice Whale ATC and extras.
Response: Glad you liked it, thank you!
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for this gorgeous ATC! Thanks too for all the extras! The stamps are great too! You would love Alaska! We have lots of wild lands to explore! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome! Have a great day:)
grstamping rated for Easter Card n surprise on Apr 2, 2015
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the vintage card. The rabbit is indeed really cute. I enjoy all the things you have sent me.
Response: You're welcome, glad you liked everything!
lr77 rated for atc: birds on Mar 20, 2015
5
rating
 
Response: Thank you!
rarjones rated for Green reigns for Health 1 on Mar 18, 2015
5
rating
Comment: thank you for sharing recipes with me and thanks for the stationary as well :) happy healthy spring!
Response: You're welcome, bring on spring!!

Rating Overview

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Comments

bjmonroe on Nov 21, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

anrtist on Jun 30, 2015:

APDG~ Artistic Profile Deco Group Welcome! ;-)
ALWAYS Lots of fun swaps to choose from Or join them all! ~ MAYBE even Host a few too ;-)

I really hope you enjoy the group!!! ;-) Blessings, cc

AEK7300 on Apr 13, 2015:

Welcome to Bird Lovers Group - BLoG! We've got several swaps running... feel free to join!

RyeRye on Dec 30, 2013:

RyeRye on Dec 18, 2013:

renate on Aug 29, 2013:

thankyou gimmiemail

LittleRed on Jun 30, 2013:

A new REGIONAL CANADIAN Smarties Box SWAP has been posted....Love to have you join!

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