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LizzyJo

LizzyJo
Date Joined: January 13, 2011
Last Online: August 17, 2018
Birthday: August 1
Country: United States
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(Profile updated 8-1-18)

♥♦♥♦♥ WELCOME TO MY WORLD ♥♦♥♦♥

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.

My current swap faves are mail art, ATCs, Artist Trading Coins and smash books. (If you happen to have any spare bits of Spring (rabbits especially), Halloween, Valentine, St. Pats, lime green, iris, or angel goodness, I would be happy to give them a good home in my smash books.) I enjoy drawing (especially Zentangle inspired designs), beading, other jewelry making, crocheting, paper crafts, altered Rolodex cards, inchies, skinnies, scrapbooking, 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.

I can use any size art journal/smash book page.

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.

Just for fun (not required), I'd like to see a small green ♥ (drawn, stamped, a sticker, etc.) somewhere on the envie/package my partner sends.


THINGS I CAN MAKE TO SWAP --- I have a Sizzix die cutter and a nice variety of die shapes---I can cut designs for embellishing projects, make shaped note cards, cut stencils from plastic, etc. I also have 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 4 batches to swap partners so far. I also crochet bookmarks.

I have drawn original swap cards for a few partners.


Other Favorites

Favorite colors: blue, orchid, lime green;
favorite combination--aqua, burnt orange, brown and ivory.
Lately I have been drawn to orange (not neon, but more the orange on Baltimore Orioles or burnt orange shades.)
I am not overly fond of an abundance of pink.

Favorite artists: Miro, Klee, Kandinsky, O'Keeffe, Monet, Van Gogh, Escher, Charley Harper

Favorite animals: dogs, rabbits, fox, 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, bacon

Favorite places traveled to: San Diego CA,
Door County WI, Grand Cayman Island, Kyoto Japan, London UK

Favorite activities: in addition to crafting--- reading, RVing in our newly bought 5th wheel, cruising, canoe/kayaking as well as just sitting by water, hiking with my dog

More favorites angels, anything with the words JOY, HOPE, or BREATHE on it

  • washi tape (looking for the following themes: postage, frogs, scisssors, seasonal themes)

  • beads & charms, rings (size 7 or 9), bracelets

  • fun fibers, stickers, shaped confetti/sequins, brads

  • Pigma Micron pens, Copic markers, extra fine point Sharpies, metallic gel pens

  • maps, travel brochures, used stamps (especially foreign), paper doilies

  • 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

  • a current (as well as long time) favorite is paths. It doesn't matter if they are through the woods or just tall weeds, I find them very compelling.

  • abandoned theme parks, buildings, other structures

  • For Christmas swaps: snowmen, reindeer, angels, gingerbread houses, snowflakes, old world Santas, mittens



DISLIKE

  • the smell of smoke

  • coffee, herbal and green tea

  • zombies

  • Sponge Bob

  • violence

  • negativity

  • drama



Favorite Books

I love to read (both on my Kindle and "real" paper books). I can't fall asleep unless I have read for an hour (or 2...or 3).

  • Craft how-to and idea books
  • Cozy mysteries (most recent fave is the Bellingwood series by Diane Greenwood Muir)
  • Historical fiction (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)
  • Christopher Moore
  • Rock star romances (Sinners on Tour series by Olivia Cunning; Silver Strings Series by Lisa Gillis)
  • A couple years ago I was on a circus kick and read "Water for Elephants", "Under the Big Top", "Mumbo Jumbo Circus", and "Toby Tyler".
  • A few years ago I read the "Little House on the Prairie" books (I never read them as a child.) I got the "Pioneer Girl...The Annotated Autobiography" for Christmas (2015).

Favorite Television

NCIS, Law & Order, The Resident, The Good Witch, ER (I have been binge watching it), the travel channel, painting and sewing shows.


Favorite Music

Oldies (especially Beatles, Bad Company, Badfinger, Beach Boys, etc.)

DISLIKE Rap and CW.

I used to play the accordion.


Favorite Movies

Princess Bride; Romancing the Stone; Cutting Edge; Dirty Dancing; The Thornbirds; Tombstone; Despicable Me, cheesy sci-fi like the Sharknados, and Tremors



About Me



I live in the country (midwestern USA---Wisconsin) with hubby and a rescued furbaby (Theo, a Norwegian Elkhound.) We get frequent visitors to our yard (deer, wild turkeys, ground hogs, racoons, opossums, as well as the usual squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits)



I have a 38 YO son and daughter-in-law and 2 grandsons (born 3-1-13 and 10-25-16) . The end of 2017 they moved back to Baton Rouge, LA, so I am trying to come to terms with them living 1,000 miles away. My daughter became an angel when she was 19 (on 3-23-03).



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.



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. (March 2018), my labs are looking good and I don't need to see him for another 6 months.



 what I pledged * I appreciate being rated soon after you receive my swaps. What's even more important to me than seeing the rating is just knowing that my swap made it to you. I feel bad asking if my swap disappeared on the way when I don't hear in a reasonable amount of time (2 weeks for USA swaps, longer for international), but I am concerned, and need to know if I should get started on a re-send if need be.

  • 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. It makes my day when I can tell that my partner took the effort to read my profile.

Artsy Accomplishments

  • I am very excited to be adding zentangle inspired designs to the daily menus at the senior living complex that my 99 year old father was living at last year. I also was asked to draw a series of adult coloring pages (which I completed in May 2016). I made 80 tangled thank you bookmarks for the staff at the assisted living complex and the nursing home where he spent his last days.

  • My focus this year (2018) is to share my talents and supplies/ tools with others:

  • I gave away my Cricuit machine along with 7 cartridges to a friend who will make better use of it than I have been for the past few years.

  • I volunteer once a week at the Senior Living Complex my dad lived in. I take along my Sizzix Big Shot to help the residents make seasonal door and window decorations.

  • I have also been sharing the joy of Zentangles every other week with my neighbors (the mom and her 3 daughters (9, 7, and 4). The boys (2 1/2 and 1) don't seem to be very interested yet. :-)

  • I have been "abandoning" Zentangled bookmarks and seasonal tags at restaurants, and at Little Free Libraries (started doing this in 2014).

  • I entered a sketchbook to the Art House Co-op's Sketchbook Project 2011 (theme "It's Raining Dogs and Cats")

  • I crocheted 18 scarves for 2010 Special Olympics.

  • I crocheted 12 angel gowns (infant burial gowns) for a local hospital in 2010.

  • I crocheted 8 shawls and 2 doz. coin purses for nursing home residents in 2009-10.

Ratings

sunshinesuperman rated for New-Artist Trading Coin on Aug 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the two awesome coins. I adore the Halloween one as that is my favorite holiday. The holders for the coins are fabulous!!!! Great swap. Hugs, Mona
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the kind comments, they made my day. Thanks for the ♥, too.
PrairieKittin rated for TUT ~ It's a string thing 016 on Aug 16, 2018
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Comment: YES! It does scream for a face, doesn't it? I love it!!! Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you agree, and that you love it. You're welcome. Thanks for the ♥
nikkihc rated for ATC Shape Series: #4 Triangles on Aug 14, 2018
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Comment: Just got this today! I really enjoyed this swap! I super appreciated the way you decorated the envelope because I knew what it was even before I opened it! That was so clever. I love that the ATC itself also matched the envelope. What a cool and coordinated swap. It looks like it belongs in a collection together. Thank you! I know you said in your letter that you hope it won't take too long. I'm so sorry it did! It's typhoon season here which is why mail takes even longer these days. Still, glad it got here safely! Thank you again.❤️
Response: It's a relief that it got there safely. I am so glad you were pleased. You are very welcome. It was a fun swap. Thanks for your kind comments and for the ♥.
hibiscus rated for It isnt easy being green on Aug 13, 2018
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Comment: Lucky me!! Two really nice atcs! If you’ve read my profile you know that mermaid was absolutely something I really like it was a perfect collage that net was so well place and the way you did the waves... so nice.. thanks for the green card as well!
Response: I'm so happy you were pleased. I was excited when I saw that some of your profile likes matched what I got in the "Envelope of green for ATCs" swap. Thank you for your kind comments and for the ♥.
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating and thanks for the ♥.
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Comment: ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for the extras. ❤️❤️❤️
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the ♥.
Artstamper rated for TUT ~ M Tangle on Aug 3, 2018
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Comment: This is such a great swap! Your tile is beautiful, love how you used the pink. Your My Swing is so uniform. I love how it looks but I can't get it right no matter what. Pretty envelope and card too. Thank you, thank you!
Response: Welcome, welcome! I'm glad you like it. I always struggle with the swoopy strokes on tangles like My Swing, so I force myself to use them once in a while. The pink was actually done with a red mechanical pencil. Thanks for the nice comments and the ♥.
blueackerson rated for Artist Trading Coins (ATCoins) on Aug 1, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the ♥.
jukejan rated for Good Things for Good Peeps on Jul 31, 2018
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Comment: My friend was wicked delighted with the Barbie accessories and fun things that you whipped up for her grands. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for stepping up to make their day and mine, too!
Response: You are so very welcome. I really enjoyed working on this swap for them, via you. I am so happy she was pleased. Thank you for the ♥.
orneryswife rated for UHM Happy Mail ~ ATCoins! on Jul 30, 2018
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Comment: What a FABULOUS ATCoin!!! I love it! Thank you for the butterfly stencils, too! Great swap! 😘❤❤
Response: I'm so glad you were pleased. Thanks for the ♥.
Cgscdy rated for WIYM: Die Cut/Punches Swap - USA on Jul 26, 2018
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Comment: Tysm for the awesome die cut asst. Love them!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you were pleased. Thanks for the ♥.
RiverTopanga rated for Envelope of green for atcs on Jul 24, 2018
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Comment: Hi Jo... Such a wonderful envie of Green! I love it all. I know I will definitely find a use for them. Thank you for your thoughtful Birds and Butterflies die cuts (and what a cute beach chair you cut too!). So sweet of you. Also, I love the cat! I was just saying today to someone at work that I don't have Cats or Dogs in my craft stuff at all!! Now I do :-) Thank you again for all the wonderful Green!! <3 <3 <3
Response: You are very welcome. I enjoyed looking through my stash for green stuff for you. (If you want more cats---I have a smaller one, too) just let me know.) Thanks for the ♥.
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Comment: This is so awesome!! I loved that you made it with all the things i like the best :)
Response: I was so happy that I found stuff in my stash that matched your likes. Thanks for the kind comments and for the ♥.
Artstamper rated for TUT ~ Black and white tangle on Jul 20, 2018
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Comment: Lovely tangles, your tiles are always so pretty.Thank you so much. It's nice to see you in this swap. I too have started making ATCoins and I love this Black and White one.Great swap.
Response: Thanks for the kind comments and for the ♥. I'm always happy to have you as a partner.
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Comment: Thank you! Excellent job!!
Response: Thank you for the comment, heart, and for hosting.
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Comment: Wow! I hope I can do this one justice! It's beautiful! Thanks too for the extra tags and paper! The envelope and stamp is pretty too and my favorite colors! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I have no doubt what-so-ever that what you add will do it justice. Thanks for your kind comments and for the ♥.
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Comment: Thanks so much for the goodies. I really like that Washi tape you used on the outside of the envie...where did you get it? 🙂
Response: You're welcome. I think I got the tape at Office Depot. Thanks for the ♥.
Gwillisinc rated for **PBP August Wave…** on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: Love the quote, & great waves!
Response: It was an enjoyable page to work on. Thanks for hosting, and thank you for the ♥.
Artstamper rated for TUT ~ It's a string thing 004 on Jul 12, 2018
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Comment: Love how this tile looks. thank you for the tile as well as the tangled envelope and the neat card. So happy to see you as my partner.
Response: I was happy with how this tile turned out, too. Thanks for your kind comments and the ♥.
AmookIslandCreations rated for TUT ~ L Tangle on Jul 10, 2018
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Comment: Hi again! So good to see your work in my mail box! Thanks for the two! L tangles as well as the beautiful note cards and home made envie! We are having a rainy interval with high winds and seas. Our boat decided to pull its moorings out of wack. We have to wait for a calm day to fix the running line. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry PS: A running line has 4 pulleys, a skate of halibut line, 4 anchors, 2 trees and many buoys! :)
Response: I was happy to send to you again. Thanks for the comments and ♥. It sounds like you have your work cut out for you. Hope you get it fixed soon.

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Comments

LahDeeDah on Aug 8, 2018:

Heirloom on Aug 5, 2018:


Belated birthday wishes!

CurlyTea on Aug 1, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

lttleetoile on Jul 25, 2018:

Real rainbow

You should receive your In Memory RAK soon! I hope you enjoy the papers! Thank you again for all your support!

Artstamper on May 11, 2018:

Thanks for working on my TUT Tangle and Pass PC. Your Harfe is beautiful. Since I haven't mastered profile pictures I will put it on my Flicker page.

AmookIslandCreations on Feb 11, 2018:

Yay! I was thinking the same thing! So glad your labs are looking good! Now...what to make??? (twisting my mustache mysteriously) Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

LahDeeDah on Dec 8, 2017:

Ah! ZIA = Zentangle Inspired Art. That's what I have going on here! Woohoo! On the right track :-)

ThumperLove on Nov 1, 2017:

Wow! Thank you for the elaborate happy mail! What a treat! You are very creative. Love it!

LahDeeDah on Oct 11, 2017:

It's that skinny red tape on a roll that's sticky on both sides after you peel off the red rubbery band. I don't know what it's really called. I should maybe find out!

LahDeeDah on Oct 11, 2017:

Lawn care??? First time for that theme at my house! LOL!

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