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KraftsByKeri

KraftsByKeri
Date Joined: December 9, 2010
Last Online: December 12, 2012
Birthday: December 7
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi Swappers!  This is Keri and I am from the great Show Me State of Missouri - right smack in the middle of the United States!  I live in a suburb, just southeast of Kansas City, called Lee's Summit.  My hubby and I choose to live here for the close community and A+ school system! 

FAMILY: I am married to a wonderful man, Butch, and we just celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary July 2012.  We have two amazing children....,.our daughter Addison (Addie) is a Sophomore in High School, and our son Jaxon (Jax) is our big 7th grader.  They are the center of our world!!  We also added a new addition to our family in Janurary 2009.  His name is Charlie, and he is our 3 yr. old puppy.  He is soo much fun and adds ton of laughter to our lives!

OCCUPATION: After a lot of soul searching and praying, I have left my job of 4 yrs. as a Pediatric Nurse at a local Children's Hospital here in KC, and went back to my original roots as a teacher. Before becoming an RN, I taught for 7 years, ranging from ages 2 to Kindergarten. I am now back at a wonderful, private preschool and teaching 3 year olds. They are so funny, smart, and so innocent and honest in what they say......they really make my heart SMILE!!

I am a strong Christian, and try to show my love for Christ through the way I live my life. Being a Christian doesn't mean I cannot have a fun sense of humor....I love all kinds of humor, and laughing is one of the best things in life!

I am honest and expect those in my life to be honest with me, as well!  If I sign up for a swap, whether it be a group swap or one-2-one, you have my word that I will follow through!  "Life" happens to everyone, so please communicate with me and I will do the same!

PLEASE READ I am highly allergic to most perfumes and the smells of  Smoke, Pine/Evergreen, and Lavender!  Thanks in advance for not sending anything that would have these smells! :0) 

My hobbies, besides paper crafting, would have to be dancing, reading, going to the movies, game night with my family, and of course.....SWAPPING!!  My newest hobby is going to estate sales, auctions, and thrift stores to find the latest trinket and turn it into something fabulous.  I love finding things extremely CHEAP and putting my own touch on it to fit into my decor.  I also love to create for others!  Nothing better than giving something to someone you have made from your hands and heart!!

Very excited to find SB and looking forward to meeting some new friends from all around the world!!

What I Pledge!!

Favorite Music

FAVORITE MUSIC: I love almost all types of music.  It really depends on my mood at the time.  I love to turn the music up (really loud) when my family is not home, clean the house, and dance around like a fool! I love:Rascall Flats, Sheryl Crow, Katy Perry, Pink, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Nickelback, Michael Jackson, Sting, Def Leppard, Usher, Carrie Underwood, David Cook, Van Halen, The Who, Gwen Stefani.....just to name a few!  I also love soundtracks from musicals and many Christian artist!

Favorite Books

One of my all time favorite things to do is READ!  I love reading inspirational books and DIY books the most!  I also love Paper Crafts Magazine, People, and Glamour magazines.

Favorite Movies

Also one of my most favorite things is MOVIES! I especially love going to the movie theater.  Just something about the big screen and a big bucket of popcorn. :0)

Favorite List: Grease, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Notebook, Titanic, Bridges of Madison County, Steel Magnolias, all Adam Sandler,  Will Ferrell, Sandra Bullock, and Reece Witherspoon movies.  These are just my top picks....I love almost any movie as long as it doesn't show children hurting or women being assaulted!

Favorite Television

I don't have a lot of extra time for TV (I'd rather be crafting...haha!) but I do like: Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, The Bachelor, The Middle, House, Army Wives, and any medical show.

Favorite Crafts


YES!  Saved the best for last!  I could talk about crafts all day long! My favorite crafts would have to be anything with paper.  I love rubber stamping, card making, scrapbooking, altered items, bag books, tags, and personalized items.

My favorite embellishments would be patterned paper, buttons, patterned ribbon, stickles, rhinestones, half pearls...anything with glitter or that blings is a definite keeper!

My favorite craft companies would be Stampin' Up!, Doodlebug, Whipper Snapper, Inky Antics, Basic Grey, Close To My Heart, Stampin Bella, and Papertrey Ink.

Fun Stuff I would love to SWAP

Handmade Cards, Decorated Notebooks, Cute Notecards, Stationary, Patterned Ribbon, Patterned Paper, Buttons, Charms, Handmade Tags, Chipboard, Prima Flowers, Baulbles, Alphabet Letters (stickers), Alphabet Tiles, Punched items, Altered items, Rubber Stamps, Acrylic Stamps, Decorated Matchbooks, Punny items, Personalized items, Candy, Gum, Address Labels, Stamped Images, Deco Tape, Handmade envies...........Please PM me if you would like to trade with me and don't see something on my list.....I may LOVE it and didn't even know it...haha!

Dislikes

I love most things, but the following items....please don't waste your time or money. Thanks!!

Postcards (don't use them), Amigurumi (cute, but no use or room for them), Pine/Evergreen scent, Lavender scent,  Perfumes, Smoke/Cigarettes, Jewelry (like it, but allergic to most metals), Black Licorice, Walnuts & Cashews, Tea (suffer from kidney stones),  Grapefruit, Papaya, and Mango, Dark Chocolate (too bitter), Witchcraft,  Gory things, SciFi, Celestial things, Terot cards, Origami, Nudes, Used items (unless one-2-one swap and messaged first), the dentist, and Snakes!!

AS STATED ABOVE...PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANYTHING THAT SMELLS OF SMOKE, PERFUME, LAVENDER, OR PINE SCENT! ~Thank You~

FLAKERS ~ FLAKERS ~ FLAKERS!! All this time on Swap-Bot and not one flaker.....lucky me.....well, until now!! FLAKED BY (Jennie) @CricutMania (BOOO!!)

Favorites

THINGS I LOVE: My favorite color is PINK.....bubblegum pink, or medium pink some would call it!

I also love Yellow, Red, and Turquoise...wait...who am I kidding...I love all colors. Even crafting with simple black and white can be stunning.  

Some of my favorite treats/snacks would have to be Twix bars, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Red licorice, Chewy Runts, Andes Mints, Pretzel M&M's, Spearmint Gum, Bubble Gum, Cinnamon candy, and anything with Caramel.  I also love Pistachio nuts, but usually will not buy them for myself because they are too expensive.  LOL! I love Starbucks coffee house, Coke, Dr. Pepper and a good Margarita once in a while.  My favorite type of food would have to be Mexican.  I could eat chips and hot salsa everyday. :0) I also love Italian and Chinese food!

I also love anything with ladybugs, giraffes, penguins, hearts, snowmen, dance/ballerinas, monkeys, elephants, puppies, cupcakes, purses, shoes, Maxine (from Hallmark), candy corns, flip flops, polka dots, or ice cream cones on it!! Also love "K" items or anything with my name on it,  crocheted, fabric, or felt flowers (to wear and/or craft with) old dictionary pages and old sheet music, buttons, glitter, rhinestones, and anything girlie!! I'm also into Shabby Chic Vintage....not so much the "grunge" style.....but more feminine.

My favorite holidays are Halloween and Christmas.  I love to decorate the house with all things handmade for the holidays!

STICKER SWAPS I would enjoy receiving 3-D type stickers or glitter stickers are my most favorite. I love cupcake stickers, holiday stickers....Halloween, Christmas,Valentines, Easter, etc., funky flower stickers, and anything girlie....not a big fan of Kawaii/Hello Kitty.....love, love, PINK stickers, too! Thanks!!

THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROFILE and TAKING THE TIME OUT OF YOUR DAY TO SEND ME HAPPY MAIL!!

 

My 2 Greatest Treasures!!

I've included this part of my profile for Kid Swaps I have signed up for or Wishlist items in their birthday month! They love getting their own mail. Thank you so much in advance....when they smile, I smile!!

Addie's Favorites:
- all things glittery, girly, and bright
- PARIS themed items
- large flower clips for hair
- GUM!
- bright/funky nail polish
- anything DANCE
- patterned duct tape
- fun socks
- Reeses's PB cups
- Damask items
- loves hot pink & black

Jaxon's Favorites:
- basketball!
- Twix bars and Pretzel M&M's
- The Hunger Games series
- Mizzou Tigers
- sour patch watermelon gummies
- funny bookmarks
- Xbox
- cool markers/drawing pens
- drawing/writing books/pads
- pug dogs
- favorite colors: red & blue

Ratings

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dgharris573 rated for RSC: Halloween Card on Sep 10, 2012
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Comment: Keri, your card is outstanding and packaged so nice! Love the stamped image you used.
Response: Awww...you're too sweet! Thank you for your kind words!
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Comment: Great card, thank you so much!
Response: YaY! It made it....you are very welcome! I'm excited you loved the card!! Happy Swapping!!
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Comment: Keri...God Bless America and YOU!!! What an ah ma zing patriotic colorburst box of awesomeness to find when I got home from vacation!!!! Thank you and a thousand hearts...it is all so thoughtful and packaged with such love and thoughtfulness with all the extra embellishments and handmade touches...and so personal from the military PC's, to my patriotic address labels and notecards. You really made my day:)....Charlene
Response: You are deserving of everything I send!! Thanks for being such a great friend!!
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Comment: I am the luckiest gal in the world to get a wonderful partner like you Keri. I love love the different shades of BLUE package. Definitely brighten my day!. :) Thank YOU!! :)
Response: Ahwww...you are too sweet, Tanya! It was fun having you as a partner again....it has been a while! HUGS!
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card. Loved the extra stamped images. I know what I will be doing tomorrow. My creative mind is already thinking up card ideas. Happy Swapping
Response: You're welcome....happy you enjoyed my card and will get to use the images. I'm ready to make more Christmas cards!! :0)
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Comment: Keri ~ you made such an awesome card! I love what you did with the stamp image ~ he is adorable! Thank you!!
Response: You're so welcome! I'm happy I made you smile! :0)
TamiHope rated for RSC: Christmas in COLORS on Jul 16, 2012
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Comment: Thank You, Keri, for the adorable snowman card! Love it! Thanks, too, for the extra notecards you sent!
Response: You're very welcome! I love that snowman stamp! Hugs!!
TamiHope rated for Another Pretty in Pink on Jul 16, 2012
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Comment: Keri - love the pink card you sent!! I love everything about it! Thank You!
Response: Thanks so much, Tami! I used Pinterest as my inspiration!! So many great cards on there. I was excited for you to receive this one! :0)
agonysdecay rated for RSC: Flying Creatures on Jul 5, 2012
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Comment: Keri! It's ok to be way different! I like this about SB;) Thanks so much for the card! Its beautiful and I love the stamp and message with it! Thanks also for the beads, wheee!
Response: So happy you liked my card! I love meeting new partners on here! Thanks for the rating and heart!!
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Comment: thank you for everything
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the rating and heart!!
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Comment: Keri, Watermelon is one of my favorite summer fruits!! I LOVE the addy labels...so perfect for summer swaps! And the tags are great for adding to hostess gifts.The card you made is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you sooooooooo much for your thoughtfulness!! HUGS!!
Response: YaY! So happy you liked everything!! I love anything Watermelon, too! This was a FUN swap!
TamiHope rated for Stripes and Polka Dots! on Jun 14, 2012
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Comment: Keri - LOVE your card!! Thank you so much, too, for the address labels! You are so sweet to me. :-)
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the kind words. Now you're ready to start swapping w/ those new labels....hahaha! Luv ya!
NaughtyElf rated for BB - KraftsByKeri and NaughtyElf on Jun 14, 2012
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Comment: I got them today! They are awesome and I can't wait to start using them ! This was a fun swap! Thank you!!! :-)
Response: You're welcome...it was a fun swap...love meeting new swappers! Have fun!!
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Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE my flip flop goodies...the dish cloth is perfect--love the color!! And the S&P shakers are perfect for the police association picnic later today...one thing I planned to take was S&P, now I can take them in cute S&P shakers!! You made my day!! HUGS!!
Response: Oh wow....so glad you loved everything!! I thought the S&P shakers were way too cute to pass up...I'm glad they made it in one piece. I knew you'd love the color of the dish cloth! HA! Hugs to you!!
spotteddogs rated for Put A Little Love in your Heart on Jun 5, 2012
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Comment: I LOVE THAT STAMP!!! The shoes made me giggle - this is so cute, Keri! Thanks for joining this swap and for a card I will certainly hoard for awhile!
Response: Thanks Janet....he's called "Crazy Bird" and has tons of accessory stamps you can buy for it....so fun! Thank you for your sweet comments!!
TamiHope rated for Put A Little Love in your Heart on Jun 4, 2012
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Comment: Wonderful card - I just love it, Keri!! Thanks so much! You are so talented!
Response: Ahwww....thanks my friend! Glad I could make you SMILE! Thank you for your kind words! HUGS!
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Comment: Thanks for the great package! I especially love the glitter glue and the little bird house. I have a collection of little birdhouses on my deck and will add that one to it.
Response: You're very welcome.....I knew you loved bird houses, so when I saw that bright turquoise house, it had your name written all over it! haha! So happy you liked your package! Hugs to you!!
grlegal rated for RSC: Owl Love on May 21, 2012
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Comment: Another great card, Keri! Thanks so much!!
Response: This one was a little out of my comfort zone....I'm so happy you liked it! Have a great summer!!
ginabee rated for RSC: Fairy Stamped Card on May 16, 2012
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Comment: Ohhh, love the design and the stamps are precious! Your cards are awesome, I'm taking notes:)
Response: Haha! You're too kind, Miss Gina! Thank you for the sweet words!

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Comments

spotteddogs on Dec 24, 2013:

Haven't seen you around here in forever, but still think of you! Merry Christmas!

RyeRye on Dec 18, 2013:

1Scrapper on Mar 2, 2013:

spotteddogs on Feb 14, 2013:

Littletiscrafty on Jan 19, 2013:

Just dropping by to say hello!

Leashah on Dec 31, 2012:

Hoping 2013 is WONDERFUL!!!

spotteddogs on Dec 31, 2012:

TamiHope on Dec 30, 2012:

ginabee on Dec 30, 2012:

RyeRye on Dec 24, 2012:

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!~

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