Date Joined: August 7, 2018
Last Online: September 22, 2019
Birthday: September 1
Country: United States
I am 44 years old and live in beautiful North Carolina. I am married and have two wonderful children. (One teen and one preteen.) Swapping has been a wonderful source of strength for me and a stress reliever. I love life and my Awesome God! I wish I could draw and be artistic but I am challenged in that area. With swaps, I want to bring joy to the receiver. I also try to be real and true to myself and others. I cuss a little and enjoy 90's rap (that goes hand in hand, right? jk) But I also like an upbeat Christian song. I am flawed, I struggle with raising my children the right way, whatever that is. . I am a people pleaser and I try not to lose myself in that whole thing. I have two sweet Schnauzer dogs Abella and Ava Grace.
I love to make junk journals, art journaling(not an an artist by any stretch),atc, decoupage and DIY. I play around with water colors. I also like to chalk paint furniture.
MY ETSY STORE https://www.etsy.com/people/alpardue1 JJcraftyandsuch
I collect vintage books. I mainly read mysteries. I love books that include North Carolina.
A-Antiques, ATC, Avocado dyed paper, Art magazine pages, Amy Tangerine.
B-botanicals, birds, bingo cards
C-Christian anything, coffee dyed paper, coin envelopes
E-ephemera, Edith Holden, Vintage Easter seals, embroidered anything, embossed paper, embellished paper clips, envies
F-Foreign book pages, flashcards, fall anything
G-Glassine Bags, gelli prints
H-handkerchiefs-vintage, Hollie Hobby, Heidi Swap
I-In the moment magazine pages, Inventory tags
L-library card catalog cards, library checkout cards, ladder yarn, lace, ledger paper
M-Marjolein Bastin books pages
N-Nature, North Carolina ephemera
P-Postcards (vintage)-occasions not of places, playing cards (vintage), postage stamps- old and new, Peggy Dean-line drawing pages, parchment paper
S-Sunflower, Schnauzer (black or brown), stamped images on muslin, sewn pockets, sewn paper, sewn journal cards, stationary, squirrels
T-Trees, Tim Holtz, vintage trim, tea stained paper, Tally pads, tags
U- V-Vintage anything
W-Wallpaper samples, Wrapping paper samples, watercolor paintings
X- Y- Z-zines
Gotham dark and dreary things too much glitter sports cat items-(I love cats, just have dogs currently) witch craft reward or kiddie stickers I'm not loving the Tim Holtz people, they kinda creep me out.
I have been watching you tube how to videos for my junk journals and I kept seeing everyone get really neat things with swaps and happy mail. I want to share what I can do and want to get new fresh ideas of other things I can do. I am learning a lot of new techniques thru this swat. It makes me happy!I always rate my swap partners and never would flake.
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