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Kraftylady777

Kraftylady777
Date Joined: November 11, 2010
Last Online: September 20, 2017
Birthday: December 30, 1966
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATED 3/31/2017

I've realized that it is taking me FOREVER to receive swaps or for my partners to RECEIVE my swaps. Please be patient....Recently, it took two weeks for my future Brother-in-Law to receive my wedding invitation (and he is just two cities away from me. I send all my swaps out on time, so if you don't receive something, please let me know. Also, if you are late with a swap, send me a PM, because after all, life happens. Swapping should be fun, right?

IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN A PRIVATE KAWAII (USA ONLY) SWAP, PLEASE LET ME KNOW

Hello. It's nice to "meet" you. My name is Kim and I'm a 49 year old mom of three. Tyler is 13, Hailee is 11 and Jaime (boy) is 5. Besides being a proud Mom I am also an Optician extraordinaire and one of my passions is to help others. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, we moved to Washington State in June 2015 to be with my amazing Sweetie, Ron, and his 3 amazing kids (Rachel, 21, Randy 19 and Ryan, 17). We also have 2 dogs and 2 cats. (Who ever thought that 3 kids could be a lot "quieter". lol) Our house can be very crowded at times with us blending our families. Things are going great! I feel very blessed!

My life is very different than I planned for myself...and my children....I lost my husband of 18 years, Will, in June of 2013 after a two year illness...This experience has forever changed me and I will never be the same. I still have times where my grieving knocks me on my butt cheeks, but I have a lot of love and support in my life (and counseling and Grief Share has made all the difference). Today, I try to focus on the positive things in my life: my children, who I am very close to, especially my daughter, Hailee; valuing others in my life, whether it is a 30 minute talk or an on-going friendship; my belief and faith in God, which has become awakened throughout these experiences. I believe that life is a journey and even in the darkest times, there is always something to be thankful for, no matter how small.

Others describe me as pretty, positive, smart (I have a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology) and having a strange, quirky, and sarcastic sense of humor. I am a genuine people person and pretty much get along with everyone. I can go out anywhere and start up conversations with just about anyone. In the same vain, I try to keep my distance from people who are exceedingly negative and inconsistent. Life is short and I'm too old for a lot of drama and crapola.

Favorite Crafts

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, and making greeting cards and mail art. I like incorporating a sense of humor in my work. My style is sort of collage, but I also use rubber stamps or draw by hand at times. I have recently gotten into zines, pocket letters and homemade postcards

WHAT I LOVE

  • Stickers, stickers, stickers (except for Disney, Winnie the Pooh, barf)
  • Kawaii or Korean anything (memos, stationary, sticker sheets, flakes, snacks, pens/pencils, envelopes)
  • Anything strange, weird, creepy
  • Zombie anything
  • Vampires
  • Halloween
  • Mail art
  • Swaps and Happy Mail
  • Zines
  • Pocket Letters
  • Matchboxes filled with goodies
  • "Mini" things
  • Your "story", love reading SB profiles
  • Any tips on losing weight, working out
  • Any tips for eating healthy, especially with a busy schedule
  • Any positive quotes
  • Inspirational stories or Random acts of Kindness
  • Memo Bags
  • Sticker Bags
  • Goodie Bags
  • Washi Tape
  • Deco Tape
  • Lifetime Movie Network
  • The original Twilight Zone
  • The X-Files
  • Urban Legends
  • Suspense/Horror movies from the 40s and 50s
  • Alfred Hitchcock movies or the original series Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • Young Adult (YA) books by R.L. Stine (Fear Street) or Christopher Pike
  • Horror Fairy Tales
  • Horror and Romance Comic Books from the 40s to 70s (Tales from the Crypt is a fav)
  • Non-scary horror movies (more "campy" like Creepshow)
  • Cooking
  • Eating out
  • Yoga
  • Working out
  • Movies
  • Museums
  • Walking the dogs with the kiddies
  • Tatoos
  • Address labels with my info on it
  • Unused forever stamps or postcard stamps
  • Japanese snacks and treats
  • Travel themes
  • Food themes
  • Cute "Kawaii" Asian themes
  • Mail themes

MOVIES, TV, BOOKS

  • Lifetime Television movies, Married at First Sight, Hell's Kitchen, The X-Files, and some true-life forensic shows.
  • Old horror and suspence movies from the 40's and 50's, especially movies with Vincent Price and Joan Crawford.
  • Alfred Hitchcock films and the original Twilight Zone series.
  • John Hughes romantic comedies from the 80's and 90's like Pretty in Pink", "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "16 Candles".
  • 80's music, especially pop and new wave like Missing Persons, Culture Club, the Go-Go's, Cindy Lauper, and a lot of the One Hit Wonders from this time.
  • Young Adult (YA) novels especially by R.L. Stine (Fear Street) and Christopher Pike.
  • Horror Fairy Tales
  • Graphic comic books (horror and romance themed) Love ones from the 40s and 50s

I Don't Like....

Things that say "Jesus"

Torn/smelly/used/creased patterned paper or stickers

Used things other than rubber stamps and books

Lotions

"Heavy" embellishments

State-themed Postcards

Walt Disney, Mickie Mouse, Betty Boop, Snoopy, Seseme Street, Diddl, or Winnie the Pooh things

Penpalling/Writing Letters

Things smelling of heavy cigarette smoke as I am allergic and it makes me sneeze

Favorite Quotes

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!)

Swap Pledge

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.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard.
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Comment: Hi Kim! Thank you so much for my wonderful surprise received today. I love the quotes. Several of them really spoke to me. I also like the cute papers you put them on; especially the one with hedgehogs. My grandson has a pet hedgehog. Your artwork on the envelope was very pretty.
aspens rated for Collab Coloring PC # 11 on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: Got your postcard! It's so intricate, it'll be fun to color this! Thanks for sending it my way :)
bluecrayons rated for Happy Little Notecards #45 on Sep 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! Beautiful postcard!!
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Comment: You are quite the artist. I loved everything you sent. Thank you.
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Comment: Those are good things to splurge on. Enjoy! :-)
Chaosfay rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #6 on Sep 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome surprise! I loooove the stickers. The swap-bot tags are also going to be very useful to me. I hadn't even considered making any before.
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Comment: Thank you! :)
Babsmomof5 rated for Postcard with a Quote...Rnd Seven on Sep 12, 2017
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Comment: Great quotes, cute illustrations
user3654 rated for Send Anything: August -USA- on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: LOVE everything you sent - thanks so much!
Rimbar rated for Happy Little Notecards #45 on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: 9/11/17--Ty for the notecard, I so enjoyed reading it. I love all the cute drawing on the envelope and thank you for the goodies. Happy swapping.
taledo rated for Postcard with a Quote...Rnd Seven on Sep 10, 2017
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Comment: My dear goodness!! The postcard was beautiful - I googled the publisher to try to find it to buy a pack for myself... And then I discovered you colored it?! So gorgeous! And thank you for your quotes... They were just perfect for me right now!
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Comment: Hello, and thank you for the drawings! I liked it a lot! - Lazykavi-
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Comment: Thank you! It will defiantly be used soon
EmilyT rated for Sticker PC Swap #10 - USA ONLY on Sep 7, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for using a b&w pc! The stickers are fun and cheerful. My favorites are the pretzel with cheese dip, the fancy banana, sweet fox and vintage looking clown face!
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Comment: Thank you Kim! I enjoy all of the goodies you sent.
dally rated for WIYM: I love snail -mail supplies #2 on Sep 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the kawaii snail mail supplies!! I love all the little memo papers, and the adorable sticker flakes (I've already stuck a bunch to my laptop!). <3
Laney520 rated for Sticker PC Swap #10 - USA ONLY on Sep 5, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the cool burger postcard with stickers! did you color it your self?

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Comments

wolfeagle on Jul 6, 2017:

Thank you for working on my kitty eyes pass and paste. It made it home. Yay.

BetsyG on Jun 16, 2017:

Hi Kim, thanks for sending my postcard from collaborative #1 home to me. I love how the design turned out. Have a good day.

Mimi7 on Jun 16, 2017:

Hi Kim Thanks for great coloring job on my Christmas kitty pc. I received it all finished today. :)

bigmamabird on Feb 9, 2017:

Thanks for the eyepopping doodled rainbow ATC for the MPU MMH forum tag!! Just what is needed on this cold grey snow day..! I love that quote from Maya Angelou.

jannieb on Oct 27, 2016:

I loved the ATC's you sent for the Abandoned Art Swap. You can see pictures of where I left them on my Flickr. I had to change the "Free Art" tags that you put on them b/c the washi tape stuck to them & ripped off the words.

paperfilia on Oct 23, 2016:

Congrats on your wedding and honeymoon! Thank you very much for keeping up with your swaps and ratings during what I know must be a very busy time for you. Thanks and hugs, Traci (paperfilia)

unravelanelephant on Apr 7, 2016:

Aren't you adorable? Thank you so much for so kindly thinking of me and making a sticker flake bag for me. It came home today and was such a sweet surprise!!! Thank you!

paperpusher on Mar 11, 2016:

sebastian122 on Feb 14, 2016:

Happy Valentine's Day!

Gdoodle on Feb 12, 2016:

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