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Leslie52

Leslie52
Date Joined: May 30, 2011
Last Online: November 26, 2014
Birthday: January 20
Country: United States
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About Me

I love shabby chic, vintage, and cottage style decorating, mostly pinks and greens, but the guest room is the only place in the house where I really go hog wild with that stuff. The rest of the house is a hodge podge of garage sale finds, purchased pieces we really liked (La-Z-Boy, I'm looking at you), and thrift store stuff because I love a bargain. I'd paint it all white and distress it if I could but DH wants some 'normal' furniture in the house LOL.

I live in a small town with DH, a goofy dog and a mean parrot. I work full time in our own business and use every spare moment to read or do some sort of art. I don't clean house much, but I bake excellent cookies.

Favorite Crafts

I really enjoy art journaling, watching a journal slowly fill up with my thoughts and artwork. The over stuffed journals on Flickr make me drool. I haven't been journaling long enough to have one of those but I'm working on it.

I started making fabric ATCs years ago when I was heavily into quilting. Mixed media ATCs are a lot more fun and much easier on my hands. Making a complete work of art on that small canvas is really pleasing to me.

I do a bit of drawing and painting in my art journaling but nothing serious. I think I just don't have the drawing/painting gene, altho I'm working my way thru Carla Sonheim's Drawing Lab in the hopes of improving.

And I guess this isn't a craft, but I just love going thru my studio, organizing and looking at my supplies. Sometimes I just sit and try all my colored pencils to see what the different shades of blue look like, or how much difference various papers make.

Favorite Books

I read constantly and always have a few books going. My favorite writers are Diana Gabaldon, John Sandford, Nelson DeMille, Mary Renault.

I enjoy books that make me think a little and stay with me after I've read them. Jane Smiley's books do that. She's an unsettling writer and sometimes her books leave me a bit depressed, but she's very good.

Some of my favorite books, in no particular order, are: Dirt Music. Outlander. The Golden Compass. Barn Blind. The Gold Coast. Chocolat. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I Know This Much Is True. The House on the Strand. Frenchman's Creek. Lonesome Dove. The Persian Boy. The Time Traveler's Wife.

Likes & Dislikes

I enjoy garden themes with birds, flowers; anything with a vintage feel; sheep, donkeys; vintage anything; watercolors; pen and ink; pencil sketches.

Far prefer home made over store bought, even if it's a bit rough around the edges.

Favorite colors are pink, green, cream, a bit of yellow.

Don't care for: cutesy scrapbook-type stuff, the color orange, religious, um... actually there's not a whole lot I don't like at least a little.

Favorite Music

If I had to pick five artists to listen to for the rest of my life, they'd be The Eagles, Simon & Garfunkle, James Taylor, Zac Brown Band, and Randy Travis.

If I could add a few more, it'd be Keith Urban, Carly Simon, Nicolette Larson, Traffic, Foreigner, George Straight, Journey.

Stuff I'd like to receive

Pages from foreign language books. I have lots of Spanish so don't need that one.

Punched out circles from magazines, patterned paper, books, whatever. Anything from 1/2" to 1.5" is great.

Puzzle pieces stamped from same type paper as the circles.

Images or words on transparency film.

Ratings

juanitamae rated for Zentangle O ATC on Dec 14, 2011
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Comment: great work!!!! keep tangling Juanita
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Comment: Guess what finally decided to show up! If I could give more hearts or an eleven I would. So fabulous. Thank you so much!
Zanara rated for INTERNATIONAL Christmas Card Swap on Dec 9, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Happy holidays!!!
rhynah rated for INTERNATIONAL Christmas Card Swap on Nov 30, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the origami bird! :) Happy Holidays to you too!
DawnI5579 rated for INTERNATIONAL Christmas Card Swap on Nov 28, 2011
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Comment: Such a cute card and thanks so much for the origami!! <3
Charmin rated for Ransom Note Style Postcard Swap on Nov 28, 2011
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Mamamoose rated for INTERNATIONAL Christmas Card Swap on Nov 28, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card and the origami bird :-)) Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season, Dagmar
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shortmommy23 rated for Halloween ATC on Oct 27, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cool ATC. Thanks for not making it too scary.
scrow rated for 1 Theme, 1 ATC, 1 Week #3 ~ Books on Oct 17, 2011
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Comment: Thank you Leslie. I love it! and the book pages you put in are awesome.
Response: Ah, good! I love that image of the kids reading. And foreign text is one of my favorite backgrounds.
cynaemon rated for Doodle-a-Landscape Postcard Swap on Oct 15, 2011
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Comment: Hi, Leslie, Thanks so much for BOTH of your lovely doodled cards. I really liked them. It was so sweet of you to send two!
Clarian rated for GSS ATC Swap - Vintage Woman on Oct 8, 2011
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Comment: How wonderful to be able to use a personal photo. Thank you so much and also for the great papers. I definitely will use them!
Response: Great - glad you liked everything. When you announced 'vintage,' I knew I would be doing the swaps.
Purplestamper rated for Colour Themed ATC #4- Green on Aug 26, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC!
nikki76 rated for Vintage ATC Series #2 - The Gents on Aug 24, 2011
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Comment: Thank you Leslie for doing a great job on the vintage gents i think it is very special and the goodies hope you have a great day!
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Comment: I've had you before for pointy hats and crowns and once again I absolutely love your atc :D You were so generous with your collage materials I wish I could double heart you! Thanks so much :D
Response: Good - glad you're happy with everything! I have a tough time stopping when I'm pulling out stuff from my stash. Have fun. :-)
Laurania rated for Fabric ATC Swap For Newbies #4 on Aug 9, 2011
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Comment: Cute ATC and I especially like the foreign text you sent with it - I love the idea of using different languages for backing, thanks :-) x
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Comment: What a great ATC! And thanks soooo much for the extras, including the protector sleeves! Hugs!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I liked including a number that didn't really relate in any way to the rest of the ATC, so I may do that some more. Look for packs of the sleeves on Amazon - they're under $20 for a pack of 100.
craftyozgirl rated for Starbuck's themed Card (ATC) on Jul 29, 2011
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Comment: I really liked the all the layers on the ATC - it turned out really well! I am glad you put all the things you used on the back so now I can go try it :) I just bought some varnish the other day so can't wait to go and play. Loved the lace too! Thanks so much.
Response: I'm glad you like it. I was really happy with that card. I'm taking more chances trying new techniques and it's (mostly lol) working out well. Have fun.
BambooPanda13 rated for For Newbies #2-Button ATC on Jul 27, 2011
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Comment: Thank you! Very cool you used the "Edward" vamp from the Simpsons! http://www.flickr.com/photos/bamboopanda13/5981740895
Response: Yeah, he cracked me up and then I found the Italian sentence and they seemed perfect together. Doesn't have much to do with buttons but what the hey...

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Comments

earthnk on Oct 21, 2011:

I just noticed on your profile that Simon & Garfunkle are some of your faves. I just saw Paul in concert this past Wednesday at the Gibson, Universal. He was great.

deLux on Oct 4, 2011:

I hope you will consider joining Rolodex Junkies! Your ATC's are great!

Rejoicing on Jul 15, 2011:

Oops! :D Clicky link didn't work, here you go....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rejoiceinit/5940039049/

Rejoicing on Jul 15, 2011:

I finished coloring your ATC here...

Colour My ATC

Thanks!

richara on Jun 29, 2011:

Welcome to the Page by Page group.

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