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Kraftylady777

Kraftylady777
Date Joined: November 11, 2010
Last Online: May 26, 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

christy102194 rated for Happy Little Notecards #32 on May 25, 2017
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Comment: Hope your summer is wonderful :)
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Comment: Thank you for the recommendation.
makestuff rated for Random Fact #1 on May 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard and the fun facts! I learned new things :)
sem6727 rated for Happy Little Notecards #32 on May 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the notecard, envelopes, and swap labels. I liked the dancing sweets on the envie :) I hope you have a wonderful summer sailing around and fishing with the family.
ccmmsu rated for Kawaii Letter! USA #7 on May 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and awesome kawaii goodies! I'm glad you like your new job! That makes such a difference in life. :)
Artfreak16 rated for PC Doodle Away! 1 on May 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC!
veronicallama rated for Currently reading PC swap #1 on May 19, 2017
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Comment: The book sounds interesting. Maybe I'll see Reese play the part when the movie comes out. Take care, Rhonda ps Looks like you mailed this on May 5th and it just got here today on the 19th!
Larina rated for Coloring Collaborative postcard #1 on May 19, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcards! I'm excited to color!
Physis rated for Sticker PC Swap #6 - USA ONLY on May 18, 2017
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Comment: i loved the pc and such cute stickers too thank you
isamanthax rated for Bad Habits on May 18, 2017
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Comment: I overeat on sweets too...
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Comment: Thank you soooooooo much! Its all so kind of you! Love the coffee cup drawing on back too. I just love atc's (dont think I've ever made one) and the zine. Im zine crazy!
bunsofaluminum rated for New to Zentangling? (USA) on May 16, 2017
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Comment: thank you so much for the card full of tangle patterns. the roses on the envelope are so special! I love the graphic contrast in your chosen patterns, too. Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you so much for going above and beyond and putting the time and care into making this an absolutely delightful bundle of profile-based treasures, just perfect for me! Have a wonderful day, and a happy May. ♥
grannysimpson rated for Envelope of Stickers #4 (USA) on May 15, 2017
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Comment: Nice drawing on the envelope wish I could draw like that
LizFinn rated for TGIF Weekend Note Card #53 on May 15, 2017
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Comment: What a great weekend you had! While I've been to California, I've never been to Oregon or Washington. They are on my list of things to do. Thx for joining my swap. I hope you'll join again.
5
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Comment: Always love your swaps!!
asddsa28 rated for Quick 20 stickers week 7 USA on May 15, 2017
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Comment: thanks so much I LOVE it all so cute kawaii extras thanks you so so much!!!!!!!!!! *HUG*
PokerHontaz rated for Kawaii: Choose 3 (USA #2) on May 13, 2017
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Comment: Wow, everything is soooo cute!!! I loved the flakes, memos, envelopes and washi! I feel spoiled hehe Thank you so much for an adorably awesome swap!
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Comment: Fun envie! thanks so much!
lou rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail MAY, 2017: USA on May 12, 2017
5
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Comment: Many thanks for the cute kitty things you sent - happy May!

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Comments

lambchoppy on May 25, 2017:

Hello! New sticker book swap if you're interested!
Sticker Book Swap # 2

lambchoppy on May 16, 2017:

Hey, Kim! Thanks so much for joining the sticker book swap. :)

Bhindblueeyes on May 4, 2017:

Because I loved this .gif so much, I just have to leave it for all of the HFF members :)

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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