Date Joined: January 13, 2011
Last Online: May 24, 2013
Birthday: August 1
Country: United States
(Profile updated 5-23-13)
Creativity is my passion ♥. I am a serious craft-a-holic, and have been ever since I was old enough to hold a crayon. If anything sits still long enough, it is fair game for decorating. I find it difficult to send out an envelope without some form of decoration on it.
I enjoy drawing (especially Zentangle inspired designs), beading, other jewelry making, crocheting, paper crafts, ATCs, altered Rolodex cards, inchies, skinnies, mail art, scrapbooking, card making, macrame, and misc. other crafts. I like recycling materials. In the past I have also done counted cross stitch, needlepoint, decorative painting, glass etching, wood carving, knitting and origami.
My style tends to be stylistic/cute.
Note to future rolo swap partners: I prefer to have the back of the card (2 1/4" x 4") decorated with the notches up.
♦THINGS I CAN SWAP♦ --- I have a Sizzix die cutter and a nice variety of die shapes---I can cut designs for embellishing projects, or make shaped note cards, etc. I also have a few texture plates for embossing patterns on card stock.
I make small crocheted flowers (for use on ATCs or note cards, etc.) and have sent out 3 batches to swap partners so far.
I have drawn original swap cards for a few partners. ♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥♠♥
Favorite colors: blue, orchid, lime green;
favorite combination--aqua,brown and ivory; I am not overly fond of pink.
Favorite artists: Miro, Klee, Kandinsky, O'Keeffe, Monet, Van Gogh, Escher, Charley Harper
Favorite animals: dogs, rabbits, cats,
hedgehogs, frogs, lambs,
polar bears, pandas, moose,
dolphins, sea lions, orcas, jelly fish,
dragonflies, owls, hummingbirds, flamingos
Favorite cartoon characters: Snoopy, Kermit, Eeyore, Grinch, Tazmanian Devil, Suzy's Zoo critters, Lambchop
Favorite scents: cucumber melon, apple, peach, fresh linen, seabreeze
Favorite gems: Tanzanite, Larimar, green Amethyst, Alexandrite
Favorite flavors: chocolate, peach, green apple, pear, watermelon
Favorite places traveled to: San Diego CA,
Door County WI, Grand Cayman Island, Kyoto Japan,
Favorite activities: in addition to crafting, reading, camping, cruising, canoe/kayaking, hiking with my dogs
More favorites: angels, anything with the words JOY, HOPE, or BREATHE on it
beads & charms, rings (size 7 or 9), bracelets
fun fibers, washi tape, stickers, shaped confetti/sequins, brads
Pigma Micron pens, Copic markers, extra fine point Sharpies, metallic gel pens
maps, travel brochures, used stamps (especially foreign)
plastic grocery bags (the crinkly kind) in colors (especially blue, red, purple) to crochet with
handmade items, decorated envelopes, bookmarks
small dolls (paper, art, Matryoshyka, Japanese)
bird cages, hot air balloons, light houses, castles
rainbows, sunsets, shooting stars
oceans, lakes, rivers
irises, trees, autumn
DISLIKE the smell of smoke, coffee, herbal and green tea, zombies, Sponge Bob, violence
◘ Craft how-to and idea books
◘ I have been into historical fiction lately and really like Lori Wick and Kathleen Ernst.
◘ Crime novels--(Michael Connely, James Patterson, Kathy Reichs, Sue Grafton, Robert Crais); paranormal romances--(J.R. Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon) J.R. Rain and Christopher Moore.
◘ Last year I was on a circus kick and read "Water for Elephants", "Under the Big Top", "Mumbo Jumbo Circus", and "Toby Tyler".
◘ Last year I read the "Little House on the Prairie" books (I never read them as a child.)
NCIS, Bones, Law & Order, Royal Pains, Burn Notice, White Collar, Fairly Legal, In Plain Sight, the travel channel, LA Ink
Oldies (especially Beatles, Bad Company, Beach Boys, etc.)
DISLIKE Rap and CW.
I play the accordion.
Princess Bride; Romancing the Stone; Cutting Edge; Dirty Dancing; The Thornbirds; Tombstone; Despicable Me
When I was diagnosed with cancer (non-hodgkins lymphoma) Oct. 2011, I didn't think I would be around to celebrate another birthday. But 6 months of chemo did what it was supposed to. I still have cancer, but don't need more chemo at this time .I had my stem cells collected the end of Oct. 2012 and they are being cryo-stored until I need my transplant. As of my latest oncologist apt. (2-19-13), my labs are looking pretty good and I don't need to see him for 6 months.
I appreciate being rated soon after you receive my swaps.
I enjoy reading your comments about my swaps. I also like reading the responses to my comments.
I put a lot of effort into my swap presentation (decorated envie, personalized note card, folder, or hand drawn swap card) as well as the swap item itself, and I really appreciate it when it's evident that my swap partners add extra effort as well.
I live in the country (midwestern USA---Wisconsin) where we get frequent visitors to our yard (deer, wild turkeys, ground hogs, racoons, opossums, as well as the usual squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits) with hubby and 2 furbabies (Norwegian Elkhounds, Theo and Stormy, both rescued.) I now have a grandson (born 3-1-13) and a 34 YO son and daughter-in-law (who just moved to Chicago from Lousianna ) , as well as a daughter in heaven.
I was an Activity Director for a psych hosp. for 7 years before having kids, then an Activity Coord. for a nursing home for 11 years after kids.[On hold--- going in to the nursing home once a week as a volunteer.]
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