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Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: January 26, 2013
Birthday: September 10, 1946
Country: United States

Favorite Television

I love to watch the "Judges" and Judge Judy is my favorite Also, HGTV and the Food channel are on a lot. And the crime shows like Longmire,NCIS and CSI. Since I am retired, I don't feel a bit guilty.


About Me

I'm retired but still busy. I spent 20 years in the Marine Corps and 25 years in the USPS. Lately, I have been babysitting my 2-and-half year old grandson, and there is not much sitting involved.

I like vintage magazines and interesting paper. I used to be a fabriholic, but went through downsizing and donated yards and yards to a local church. Then I started to collect other things and time to get rid of some of that, too.

Right now, on my kitchen table I am trying to figure out how to make a lamp out of an turbo charger, and creating tin can robots, reframing a picture and ironing. I also have a cast iron three burner grill to clean up and do something with. More in the basement.

Favorite Books

I read murder mysteries, especially historical, cooking, crafting and decorating magazines and several archaeological and history magazines.

Favorite Crafts

I like to bead, decoupage, paint and just make stuff like robots out of tin cans, jewelry out of hardware. I paint flags on old windows, picket fences and tin ceiling tiles. I also and make planters from old chamber pots and tea and coffee pots. In the summer I spend a lot of time in the yard gardening and making more stuff. I have a basement full of PHDs--projects half done.

Favorite activites

There is a thrift store close to my house that seems like my second home at times. Since I retired, I have been downsizing and cleaning out stuff which makes trips to the thrift store necessary. But I can't seem to leave the store empty-handed, especially if I find a piece of Blue Willow china. Or something I can repurpose.

A real passion is genealogy. I have researched my own tree and I answer questions on Yahoo.com genealogy forum. The thrill is in the hunt--finding that lost ancestor or the missing marriage record.

Another passion is cooking which can be a problem since everything gravitates towards my waistline and stays there.


I have a china hutch full of Blue Willow pieces collected from garage and estate sales, the thrift store that I haunt regularly and eBay. My basement is full of future projects--old coffee pots, wood, Christmas items and lots of paint. I also love little jars that I can make into faux terrariums. They are for those friends with brown thumbs. There are also two shelves of blue mason jars that have been passed down or found at garage sales and I use them for different crafts and food storage.


wolfeagle rated for What can you make #29 (wood) on Nov 26, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much. I adore snowmen.
Response: You're welcome. I love snowmen too, and plan on making a whole family.
Comment: THank you so much!!!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked the goodies.
hoppyloo rated for Private Swap on Oct 30, 2012
Comment: Joyce - thank you SO much for the package that arrived today! My son and daughter will be so pleased when they open their stockings on Christmas morning! And the M&Ms were a wonderful surprise! I will also enjoy the vintage papers - thank you again - do let me know if you ever want to swap again :) x
Response: You're welcome. The chocolates you sent are delightful and I can't wait to try the Yorkshire puddings.
Maggie249 rated for What can you make #28 (hardware)? on Oct 29, 2012
Comment: what a pretty bottle and the angels also so creative of course love the colors in the bottle hearts for you great work here thanks oops was looking at the bottle and forgot to say the jewerly bag is very pretty -Minn. sunset post card will be good for my collection -
Response: You are welcome. The little angels were fun to make and everyone needs a couple hanging around.
thebragal rated for Book page & a stamp ATC swap on Oct 7, 2012
Comment: Very nice, thanks!
Response: You are welcome.
JudalineZ rated for Thriftstore Find #30 -USA on Oct 2, 2012
Comment: I love all those vintage cards and items!!!
Response: Thank you. I am so glad you like it.
prattlingpetunia rated for Thriftstore Treasures #14!! on Sep 29, 2012
Comment: Awesome package!!!!! Loved the mini tea set fabric, embellishments, s&p shakers, books etc. Thank you so much!!! Many hearts!!!
Response: You're welcome. The mini tea set was a lucky find.
bytekel rated for No Paper ATC Swap #2 on Sep 20, 2012
Comment: I LOVE your canvas ATC! and the extras... thank you so much! I am going to hang it by my desk :)
Response: Thank you so much. I am glad you liked it all.
wolfeagle rated for Flying Pig ATC on Sep 14, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC and magazines.
Response: Your welcome. I am glad the Stampington magazine found a home. I love them, too.
susieq40 rated for Thriftstore Find #29 - USA on Aug 28, 2012
Comment: What cool items you picked out, great idea. love the old cards.......... thanks, great job on thriftstore find.
Response: You're welcome. It was fun looking through my favorite thrift store for black and white finds.
Comment: Gorgeous cards, really lovely x
Response: Thank you. I saw you liked steam punk, so it was a challenge since I am more fluff and flowers.
NuesiiseuN rated for Joyce/Nuesi on Jul 27, 2012
Comment: Thank You! Supper cute paper!
Response: Thank you. I know you will make good use of it.
rosedzi rated for GREEN WHIMSEY BOX #3 on Jul 23, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much! Beautiful box with great goodies! and I love the purple glass ball you included in it extra. I love purple :-) Thanks for making the package extra special.
Response: You're welcome. The little purple ball was looking lonely in the basement, so I am glad it found a new home.
wolfeagle rated for What can you make #22? on Jul 21, 2012
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome.
starrycat rated for SUMMER TIME WHIMSEY BOX on Jul 18, 2012
Comment: Thanks su much! The sunglasses were cracked ;( but the rest of the swap arrived safely!
Response: I am sorry the glasses were cracked. I thought I wrapped them okay. They cost a buck at a local garage sale even though they still had a tag.
RadicalRecrafter rated for Thriftstore Swap #27 - USA on Jun 19, 2012
Comment: Thank-you! What a marvelous assortment of materials! I'm going to have so much fun! :D
Response: You're welcome. Have fun crafting!
Comment: Hi Joyce! Thank you for the lovely package of vintage goodies you sent my way! The scrapbook of vintage cards--what a find! I would have RUN out of the thrift store with it! and the vintage photo is so special. I appreciate that you took time to read my profile and send me something I just love.
Response: The vintage cards were a real find on half-price day. I feel real lucky to have been there at the right time. And the vintage photo was another nice find. I am glad you liked the packages. Joyce
ZzMonstruozZ rated for Heart Shaped ATC on Jun 9, 2012
Comment: Ooooh Joyce!!!! O_O I LOVE ALL YOUR ITEMS!!!! Your package arreived just on my birthday and totally made my day!!! The ATC'S are amazing beautiful I specially love 'Mitzi Garden' and the vintage Birthday cards are awesom! I love them!!!!!! Thank you so-O much Joyce you have been really generous...
Response: You're welcome and Happy Birthday! Take good care of Mitzi--she is a special kitty. Joyce
Comment: Thank you! There was so much neat stuff in that envelope! I love all of the beautiful antique cards. Thank you for the seeds as well ... I'm so excited about those. The beads and the pretty papers are fantastic, too. I also like the sections of the wallpaper borders. Thank you so much and have a great day!
Response: You're welcome. I am glad you like the old cards and the seeds are from a friend who has hundreds of hollyhocks on her farm.
Comment: Many thanks for kit and magazines, well enjoy playing with these.
Response: You're welcome. Have fun crafting.

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dalbright on Nov 15, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

pippelotje on Oct 31, 2012:

thank you soooooo much for this wonderful RAK!!! I loved the pages, and was ecstatic about the vintage pattern! thank you ever so much!!!!

RyeRye on Oct 30, 2012:

MysticBayou on Oct 29, 2012:

Thank You so much for the Destash Tag items. I love all of the Vintage cards and Advertisements you sent. Everything was so nice. Thank You, Thank You :)

dobie256 on Oct 12, 2012:

Thanks for the wonderful vintage items RAK. The advertising is really interesting and the nostalgic cards are beautiful!

tnhomeschoolmom on Oct 11, 2012:

Thank you for the wonderful RAK of vintage puzzle pieces and cards! I loe them and will put them to good use making some ATCs, inchies, and twinchies!

notme78 on Oct 11, 2012:

Thanks for the books via 54321 tag -international :)

devilyn on Oct 8, 2012:

RAK: 1940'S cutouts.. many thanks for the items...thank you

bluemonkeymama on Oct 7, 2012:

Thanks for the fun envie of cards, advertising images and puzzle pieces! Hope your day is going well! :-)

blessedtwox on Oct 6, 2012:

Hey! I received your RAK today! Thank you so much! I haven't had the chance to really go through it but it looks like a lot of goodies in there (I think I saw some book pages, amazing for a swap I'm about to be working on, perfect timing!) Thanks again for being so generous!

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