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Date Joined: October 27, 2012
Last Online: October 3, 2013
Birthday: September 19
Country: United States
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About Me

Please note: As of Dec 18th, 2012 I've sent out ALL current swap items! If you don't receive something from me, please let me know!

I was born into a family that loves to create things, from arts and crafts, to music, gardening, and baking. Grew up with Granny entering flowers and tatting projects in the county fair.

I have always loved to create things, be it a song, a pretty piece of jewelry, or a well-trained horse.

I love plants and gardening and this year finally started learning to make jams, can fruit, and make pickles. We are planning an even bigger garden next year!

I live in South Dakota with my husband, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 rats, 2 salamanders, 1 horse, and a betta fish in a pear tree.

I am a Christian, but I don't believe in trying to cram my beliefs down other people's throats. That type of thing was done to me when I was younger and all it did was turn me away. I am a fairly new believer and my life changed drastically when I asked Him into my heart. After what had been a lifetime of turmoil, I found peace.

I will not be offended if someone from another faith were to send me greetings from their beliefs. I would be happy to receive a kind message that sometime takes the time to send.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are inspired by nature. I use many natural elements seen or collected on hikes and horseback rides. I've dabbled in a little bit of several different things and am always open to learning about new crafts or new ways to do those I already enjoy.

I love paper crafting, making jewelry, dreamcatchers, and cross-stitching. I also do a bit of painting and sculpting - mostly resculpting and repainting existing objects.

I have JUST (as of the end of November) learned to do tatting! My Granny has done it for as long as I can remember and I have been wanting her to teach me for a little while. Thanks to a trip to visit her for Thanksgiving, I can tat now! I'm so excited about this new crafting pasttime and I may be tatting some things to swap at some point.

Favorite Television

Just about anything on Animal Planet, Discovery, National Geographic, and Science - save for the reality shows that seem to be creeping in everywhere.

I enjoy documentaries, learning about the world and the plants and animals we share it with.

Favorite Music

I listen to a little bit of everything and go through different phases from time to time. I'll listen to country, rap, rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, classical, metal, techno... pretty much anything.

A few standby favorite artists through the years have been: Bryan Adams, Richard Marx, and Keith Urban.

I grew up in a very musical family, several family members have played instruments and done vocals. I love to sing.

Favorite Books

My favorite books are mainly non-fiction. My Granddad helped to give me a thirst for knowledge and I have quite a little library of books on topics that interest me.

Favorite topics are: horses and horse training, animals, nature, personal development and fitness, history, and home topics like gardening and decorating.

Favorite Movies

Dances With Wolves, Jurassic Park, Hidalgo, The Black Stallion, Man From Snowy River, Thunderheart, Tombstone, Avatar, Last of the Dogmen, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, etc...

Pretty much anything centered on horses, animals, or an interesting historical flick. Also have a soft spot for movies with a lot of good special effects - ever since seeing Jurassic Park as a kid and being amazed at what they could accomplish with animatronics and CG.

Swap Status - Dec 4, 2012

Tell me about your pet: Sent 12/18!

Mega Christmas Card Swap: Several sent out on 11/5. All others sent 11/9.

QUICK Swaps: Rubber Stamps #85: Sent 11/13 ---- Pick 5 Somethings #48: Sent 11/13 ---- Pick 5 Flat #60: Sent 11/13 ---- Christmas Card #5: Sent 11/13 ---- ATC #92: Sent 11/14

More Faves

Here's a short random list of other favorite things and more info about me...

Favorite color: BLUE, along the lines of royal blue, bright blue, electric blue, intense blue, lapis blue... I've also seen the particular shade that I adore called "Cobalt". Other favorite colors are: green, yellow, black, purple, golden orange, red... Visually I tend to prefer bright, intense colors to pastels or muted tones, but I also believe that beauty can be found in just about anything!

Favorite animals: Horse, Red fox, Cheetah

Favorite foods: Fruit and cheese

Favorite ethic foods: Italian and Mexican

Favorite drink: Fruit juice

Favorite season: Spring or Fall

Places I want to visit: Australia, Africa, and Spain

Places I've been: Almost every state in the U.S. and some of Mexico

Random fact: I love snow!


I thought I'd add a short list of things that are useful to me, in case anyone is wondering. :-) I'll try and keep this updated.

These are two things I'm going through a lot of right now:

  • Embroidery/cross-stitch floss (I have a lot of black and white, but am always short on colors)
  • Tatting/Crochet thread (I just started tatting and am mowing through the ball my Granny gave me, haha)

Other small things I tend to use:

  • Stickers - especially nature related (animals, birds, fish, trees, etc.)
  • Charms - same as above, I do a lot of nature-inspired crafting.
  • Beads - seed beads and pony beads are the sizes I most use, but would like to play around with more beadwork sometime too!

A note on scraps: I don't mind getting scrap papers - but please try and send only paper or cardstock scraps that are ATC size or bigger. I have a ton of solid-colored scrap card stock, but I would always be interested in seeing some pretty paper or patterned cardstock in useable sizes. :-)

Oh, and I make a lot of bookmarks too, so longer strips at least an inch or two wide will get used up too!


Syn1226 rated for Tell me about your pet on Dec 28, 2012
Comment: Beautiful and touching story - hence the heart, plus I'm a cat Momma. Beautiful little girl you have there. Thanks for sharing.
haterienne rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap 2012 on Dec 26, 2012
Comment: I love love love my baby fox card, thank you so much - also thank you for sending a second one! merry xmas!
oliviadonkit rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap 2012 on Dec 12, 2012
Comment: Thank you I love the card!
BusyB rated for USA Big Fat Stuffed Envelope Swap #14 on Dec 8, 2012
Comment: My gosh! Thank you so much for this swap of goodness! I love everything from the tiny seahorse inchie to the vintage Western Horseman mags! What a hoot! I love using vintage images in my art. The handmade cards will come in very handy and I'm already using a bookmark in the book I'm reading. Beautiful wire wrapping! I received my swap a few days ago but needed time to sit and relax so I could tell you all I wanted to "say" I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas filled with fun and warm memories! Thanks again! Hugs, Bonnie P.S. I wanted to also thank you for the snowy Christmas card! I'll be adding this one to the others for decorating!
tmdockery rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap 2012 on Dec 7, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the sparkly horse-drawn carriage card. It is beautiful! Thank you also for the extra princess and soldier stickers! They will be put to good use:-) I will give my husband your message. Please thank your husband for me as well and know that I appreciate the sacrifice your family makes. I wish you and your family and very Merry Christmas!
atravis77 rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap 2012 on Nov 29, 2012
smadronia rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap 2012 on Nov 27, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card and the goodies. Like you, I don't play the TCG, but I love to collect the cards for the art, it's just so beautiful :)
TeaP rated for QUICK 5 Somethings #48 on Nov 26, 2012
Comment: Thank you so, so much for the nice items for this swap, especially for the Dreamcatcher.
sdowner rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap 2012 on Nov 23, 2012
Comment: Thank you for such a great card and ATC .. Love them. I'll send you some sunshine when it gets cold up there!! :-)
misskrystalx rated for QUICK Pick 5 flat swap #60 on Nov 19, 2012
Comment: Great package! I loved everything. Especially the animal stamps, they are awesome! I am making some ATCs with them tonight! Thank you!
Cesaria rated for QUICK Christmas card #5 on Nov 19, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the nice Christmas card!
whimsey rated for QUICK Christmas card #5 on Nov 18, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card and cute stickers! I love snowy scenes like that. Happy Holidays! :)
zoobekka rated for QUICK ATC swap #92 on Nov 17, 2012
Comment: Really like the Betta fish ATC, thanks so much!
Response: You're very welcome - I'm glad you liked it! :-)
brooklynbunch rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap 2012 on Nov 17, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the card. I love the ATC, especially the garden bunny. susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: You're very welcome! The frog and bunny stamps were both given to me by my Granny and it was the first time I had used them. :-)
suepier rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap 2012 on Nov 16, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the pretty cat card and stickers.
Response: You're very welcome! :-)
suesuzieq rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap 2012 on Nov 16, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the warm Christmas wishes and the bookmarks.
Response: You're very welcome! :-)
costcogal07 rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap 2012 on Nov 16, 2012
Comment: Thank you soooo much for the cute card and stickers for my children :) Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Response: You're very welcome, I hope they have fun with the stickers! :-)
caligal2012 rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap 2012 on Nov 16, 2012
Comment: What a sweet Christmas Angel you are! Thank you so much for the wonderful goodies! Your bookmark is fabulous! Merry Merry Christmas to you! Hugs and Friendship, Joanie
Response: You're very, very welcome! I'm so glad you liked your goodies! Merry Christmas to you too! :-)
cfroggie rated for QUICK Rubber stamp swap #85 on Nov 15, 2012
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! :-)
starrycat rated for Mega Christmas Card Swap 2012 on Nov 15, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much! I like the Atc, that was a nice extra to find in with my card! Happy Holidays!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad you liked the ATC! :-)

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