I've lived in California all my life, for the most part in the Los Angeles area (where I am now), but lived in the San Francisco and San Jose areas for about 14 years, where I also attended college and graduate school. I love learning and would love to be a professional student. I guess that's why I like crafting so much - there is always something new to learn. I am a wife and I am a mother to 2 wonderful kids, middle school and grammar school aged. I also work full-time so my crafting time is my creative therapy. I really make an effort to send a package I would love to receive, so if you do not receive a swap from me, please let me know.
Cupcakes (baked and otherwise) are a fancy of mine. Anything with a cupcake on it is sure to earn a heart from me.
I don't get to read much, but love all things Jane Austen, big fan of the Harry Potter series, Dan Brown, and grew up reading Tolkein and Steven King. I also love mysteries.
I love to garden even though I don't have too much time for it.
I love coffee (Starbucks, yum) and dark chocolate. My dream is to open a coffee shop with an adjoining crafty/cottagy boutique.
Newest addiction: my travelers notebook planner! I've always decorated my planners with stickers and used colored sticky notes, but the planner world has taken this to a whole new level! My favorite items to use are decorative stickers, word stickers, stencils, washi, and fine point gel pens. I would love 6x6 papers, fun tags, decorated paper clips, anything with polka dots, anything fuschia/pink or aqua/turquoise or brightly colored, Paris-themed items, anything Marie Antoinette (think cakes, flowers, crowns, jewels, decorated shoes), vintage-themed items, aged or weathered items, fairies, gingerbread men, or something you love and want to share with the world.
I love all 80's New Wave, 80's Disco, Latin Jazz and Salsa music, but enjoy lots of other genres as well.
I really enjoy a good romantic comeday like Pride and Prejudice (BBC version is the best), The Wedding Date, Bride & Prejudice, Ever After, and most comedies. Some of my faves are Legally Blonde and Groundhog Day.
I enjoy watching Top Chef, Project Runway, Finding Bigfoot and just about anything on Food Network, as well as comedies such as The Big Bang Theory.
I love paper crafts (I've made paper bag albums, tags, inchies and altered matchboxes), cardmaking, stamping, baking, jewelry-making (love all crystal jewelry), I can also crochet, and I took a sewing class and I really enjoyed it.
I love all kinds of scrapbooking embellishments, especially flowers and anything with glitter.
My favorite colors are turquoise, coral and peach, and also love pink & aqua. And for paper crafts I prefer bighter colors (orange, turquoise, red, yellow, bright pink, lime, colors that make you want to smile).
I have a decent vintage button collection and love old book pages, especially anything in French.
I LOVE using glitter - glitter glue or loose. I also love anything with glitter or polka dots (paper, ribbon, buttons, fabric, stickers, etc.). I also like scalloped edges, flower-shaped items, butterflies, pieces of tulle or other sheer fabric for making small flowers, Stickles, small ink pads, antique brass jewelry findings, birds, boardgames, candles (vanilla, pineapple, apple, mango, coconut, raspberry, melon, pretty much any fruit scent), spiral notepads, sugar-free spearmint gum, and anything coffee-flavored.
Most current obsessions: planner page decorating, I am currently using a standard size Midori Traveler's Notebook. I love that it is compact and fits easily in my purse or messenger bag; other obsessions: pineapples, flamingos and handmade/embellished paper clips, mini heart stickers, flag or banner stickers, small stickers that I can write on; word stickers; small cling stamps.
I am currently drawn to travel themed embellishments for my planner, and always love using turquoise, bright pink and gold accents. I am not a big fan of cutesy items but my daughter loves them. I would love washi tape samples, small sticky notes (plain or decorated), fun scrapbook embellishments that I can glue to a paperclip, or any other planner related item.
I really love handmade items. Don't be shy about sharing your craftiness.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!! Have a great day!!! :o)
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