Date Joined: November 11, 2010
Last Online: May 22, 2013
Birthday: December 30, 1966
Country: United States
My Husband, Will, has just been released from the hospital....again....meaning, 2 hopitalizations in the last 9 weeks! YIKES!...He has a serious, on-going illness that is potentially life threatening...Any well-wishes or prayers that you can send our way is deeply appreciated...Swap-Bot is one escape from the stress of 3 kids, 10 and under; doctor visits; working full-time; fighting with the insurance; dealing with the pharmacy, doctors, nurses, specialists, etc...I've met some great swappers and I love to send "Happy Mail" and try to make my swaps special. It also puts a smile on my face to see something in the mail with my name on it, other than a bill.....
My name is Kim and I am a 45 year old mom of 3 (Tyler almost 10; Hailee age 8 and baby Jaime, age 2 1/2). I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and I've been happily married to Will for 15 years. I work full-time as an Optician.
I love Decos, Slams, Sticker Books and all types of bags. I also make crafty things, read, watch t.v., work out and eat junk food (although right now I am on a diet trying to lose my "baby" weight. LOL!)
I am a "Craft-a-holic" and have been doing some type of craft since I was 7 years old. I love doing pages in deco books, sticker books, making atcs, inchies, greeting cards, and mail art. I like incorporating a sense of humor in my work and I love making Zetti's (kind of strange looking characters...My last Zetti had a crying girl's face with a teddy bear body who was scared of onions that surrounded her. LOL!) I'd say my style is sort of collage, but I also use rubber stamps or draw by hand at times.
I love earth-tone colors: reds, rusts, browns, golden yellows, as well as black and silver.
I love making and swapping all types of bags and books: goodie bags, sticker bags, label bags, memo bags, surprize bags, etc. I love all types of slams and decos (except animal or cat decos I keep getting this same theme lately) I am also crazy about sticker books. I love decos with unusual themes. Some N&N Friendship Books are o.k as well, although I have a lot that I am trying to pass on right now.
I LOVE young adult (YA) novels with a mystery/horror theme. My favorite YA authors are: R.L. Stine (YA novels only), Christopher Pike and L.J. Smith. I also read paranormal romances on occassion. My favorite of these is by Michele Bardsley. I have also read some books by Lois Duncan, Cindy Hoh, and James Patterson.
I've been getting into Graphic Comic Books lately. I love horror, mystery, and romance comic book volumes from the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. I have my eye on Manga comics, but I haven't read any of these yet.
I LOVE watching Lifetime Television movies, the Mentalist, Gray's Anatomy, and certain reality shows like Hell's Kitchen and Project Runway. I LOVE old horror and sci-fi movies from the 40's, 50's, and 60's especially movies with Vincent Price and Joan Crawford. I am crazy about Alfred Hitchcock films and the original Twilight Zone series. I LOVE John Hughes romantic comedies from the 80's and 90's likePretty in Pink", "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "16 Candles". I also LOVE 80's new wave music like Missing Persons, Culture Club, the Go-Go's, Cindy Lauper, and a lot of the One Hit Wonders from this time.
I am CRAZY and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, STICKERS...especially Kawaii or Korean ones; food stickers; stickers with a face; ones by Susan Branch, Mrs. Grossman's and Sandy Lion; "smelly" stickers; and Sanrio ones. No reward stickers please
I also LOVE:
Kawaii or Korean cute sticker flakes, memo sheets, mini pads, mini letter sets, stationary, envelopes, deco tape, pens, pencils and erasers.
cute (medium or small) notecards with envelopes.
rubber stamps by A Muse Art Stamps, Teesha Moore and of vintage men and women. (Used is o.k.)
material for making inchies and atcs such as patterned paper, emphemra, cute buttons, gems, cute brads, ribbon, etc.
swapping and receiving Decos, Slams, Sticker Books, LBs, Goodie Bags, Memo Bags, all bags, and N&N FB
"Zombie" themed things, especially handmade
"cat" themed things, except no more "cat" decos
Graphi Novels/Comic Books (mystery, thrillers, romance, Manga)
handmade inchies, handmade postcards (no store bought) and other handmade mail art.
hand-made 32ct matchboxes filled with miniature goodness
YA novels by R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike and L.J. Smith from the 80's and 90's
DVDS of Alfred Hitchcock Presents; the original Twilight Zone; old horror movies with Vincent Price and suspense movies
Handmade soap, candles, incense
shower gels and bubble bath from Avon and Philosophy
Unused postage stamps
Cute address labels with my info on it.
Junk Food, Mints, Flavored Coffee, Tea and Water packets
Things that say "Jesus"
Torn/smelly/used/creased patterned paper or stickers
Used things other than rubber stamps and books
Walt Disney, Mickie Mouse, Betty Boop, Snoopy, Seseme Street, Diddl, or Winnie the Pooh things
Things smelling of heavy cigarette smoke as I am allergic and it makes me sneeze
Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy ~ Janet Long
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do ~ Walter Bagehot
I'm not spoiled. I deserve all my stuff ~ Happy Bunny (LOL!)
I send ALL of my swaps out ON TIME, so if you don't receive your package, please let me know...Also, if you are late with a swap you are sending me, please let me know....THANKS!
I rate my swaps the same day, or day after, I get them. If I haven't rated you, it means I haven't gotten your swap. I DO send messages for swaps I haven't received and try to give my partner a chance to re-send a swap before I give a "1" rating.
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