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LoveToCraftInAZ

LoveToCraftInAZ
Date Joined: August 7, 2012
Last Online: November 19, 2015
Birthday: December 28
Country: United States

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UPDATE: Sept 12, 2015... Hi my fellow swap-botters!! I appreciate all the kind thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. My condition has not changed. I am continuing tests, labs, and Dr visits along with many assorted medications to see what helps. We all have something that ails us and for whatever reason, this is mine. I am not up to hosting or participating in swaps yet, but I wanted to stop in and say hi.

On another note, we have moved. We bought a house south of Portland, I love it. I have been spending much of my time outside. Gardening, and getting close to mother earth, it seems to soothe the pain as long as I am not bent over. Luckily, the home we bought had 4 raised beds all ready for planting! In Oregon, everybody has a green thumb! I am slowly unpacking my craft stuff. I have yet to find the addresses of my pen-pals. Sorry for the delay, I will write when I find them, feel free to message me for a quicker response. Here is my new address for any Bags left traveling.

Lisa Ezell

3501 N. College St

Newberg, OR 97132

Thanks again to all my friends on here. Your kindness is priceless to me! :)

1-28-2015 Hello, swapbotters! I am taking a break from Swapping. I thought I would be back soon, but it seems as though I need additional time. I have been dealing with Chronic headaches since 2012.

The neurosurgeon I spoke with today is the latest of the dozens of drs I have seen over the past 2 1/2 years. After reviewing my spinal tap last week, he is now sure I am suffering from Pseudotumor cerebri (SOO-doe-too-mur SER-uh-bry) which occurs when the pressure inside your skull (intracranial pressure) increases for no obvious reason. I injured my head in the pool on June 2012 and thinks I developed Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Even after Botox and IV treatments at Mayo Clinic and every medicine and test on the planet to check for tumors and obvious reasons, I am still suffering my constant head pain. He said I could have developed a blood clot and that it what is causing the pain that increases with stress, lifting, bending, anything that raises my blood pressure. He has ordered a second MRV which is an MRI of the veins, to see if there is a blockage where the fluid is not flowing easily. I may need a shunt if the medication doesn't help.

I don't currently have required time to devote to hosting swaps, so I have passed that responsibility on to some seasoned swap-bot friends of mine. I did give a select few permission to run my swaps in my absence. Hope all is well with you and that your 2015 is going great!

On a happier note! My daughter will be attending the 2015 Jr Olympics in Colorado! She scored 2nd place in the State of OR and got an automatic qualifying score in Competitive Air Rifle to compete at the national match! Obviously, we are very proud of her amazing achievements!

IMPORTANT...Please PM me if you have not received my swap. I will NEVER flake. If you do not get my swap, please let me know so I can resend. I give people the benefit of the doubt. I would appreciate the same respect. Please don't rate a 1 or 3 without giving me the chance to make it right.

I rate the day I get your swap. If I haven't rated, its because I haven't got it yet.

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I have a scale at home and try to fill my envies as full as the stamp/postage will allow. If your swap comes postage due, as some Post Offices are annoyingly picky. Please let me know before rating me down. I will make it right. I'm not trying to jip anyone, I'm trying to get the most in the swap as possible. I also re-use packaging. Oregon is green and beautiful, we recycle almost everything! Reduce, Re-use, Recycle!

I have moved. I still have several FB and ATC bags that are still addressed to return to our old home in AZ. If you get a homer for me, please PM me so I can give you my updated address. The PO will only forward for so long and I don't know how long these will be out traveling. Thanks so much.

About Me

We lived in the beautiful sun of Arizona, hence my Swap-bot ID, but in May 2013, we relocated to a suburb of Portland OR. I have been happily married for almost 20 years. We have a beautiful daughter Amberlie, who is a Senior in high school and a competitive Rifle shooter. She is amazing and we are very proud of her. I love being creative and crafty in my spare time. I love to scrap-book, do stamping, cross stitching, baking and more. My current favorite project is making ATC's. I love making and trading them! I also recently discovered matchboxes.

Favorite Crafts

ATC's are my favorite craft at the moment. But I have done almost every craft there is...finding out that I am very good at making Chain Maille, and NOT good at knitting. I can paint large murals on walls, but can't paint really small things or faces to save my life! I cross-stitch, sew, make candles, handmade paper, make jewelry, paint miniature houses for my Christmas Village. I scrapbook, I am altering my first book, I love making matchboxes and envelopes. I love to make homemade bread like my Grandma used to make. I have tried numerous times to make her homemade candy....it's never as good as hers, but I keep trying. I love being creative in all aspects of life!

Favorite Colors

I love all colors, but notice I stick to the earthy colors you find in nature, like the blue in the sky or on a lake. Green leaves or the grass in a meadow with beautiful wildflowers blowing in the breeze. I like also like browns and creams...I like to try to distress them to look like leather or old parchment. I like deep purple and all blues, all greens, all browns. I do have a folder for every color...since you never know what shade I'll need to go with a certain project.

LIKES

  • CHRISTMAS CARD SWAPS.....I love all Christmas cards. I do love any cards with Glitter, Snow Scenes, Christmas Trees, the ones where the greeting covers the whole front. I prefer store bought, but I will appreciate any thoughtful card sent to me. I love recipes, holiday memories you have. Tags for gifts, Christmas stickers, and holiday ATCs. Thanks for swapping. Have a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas to you all!

  • I NEED Christmas Buttons! Anything that looks like Christmas, holiday, winter, toys, candy, presents, snowman, ect. I don't need standard buttons like plain circles, I need the ones that have a 3-D design. I am starting a large project and I need a whole bunch. Please send me any that you don't need, I am happy to trade if you have a lot! Automatic hearts for holiday buttons! Thanks for your help!

  • I am currently obsessed with Bears! Brown, Black, Polar, Grizzly, anything Bear themed! NOT teddy bear, looking for real bears.

  • I am helping to decorate the activities room for the holidays at the elderly Rehab center where I volunteer. I also teach Arts and Crafts twice a month. If you have holiday themed items for crafts or decorating that you don't need or want, please feel free to send them my way. Thanks for your help!

-ATC's- I collect them! PLEASE send me your unwanted ATCs, I will keep the ones I like and send the others out in my bag swaps!

-Scenic Landscape Postcards

-Altered Matchboxes

-Vintage looking Ephemera

-Clear stamps

-Words- Stickers, Stamps, Velum (family, love, happiness, daughter, ect)

-Olympic Rings, Torch, Team USA, Gold Medal, winning theme, ect

-Rifle themed anything

-Bear themed items (Not teddy bear)

-Chakra themed items

-Stones, Crystals

-Harry Potter Anything

-Gel Pens

-Post-it notes, fun shapes or colors

-Ink, INK, Ink...every color!

-Patterned Paper

-Textured Paper

-Flowers (paper/silk)

-Embellishments of all sorts

-Brads

-Maps

-Old newspaper

-Ribbon (thin, for atc's)

-Sharpies..all colors!

-3-D flower stickers

-Sparkly/Glittery...everything

-Handmade Paper/Envelopes

-Keys

-Clocks

-Fairies

-Leaves

-Trees

-Water

-Flowers

-Gnomes

-Plants, all types

-Butterflies

-Hummingbirds

-Clouds

-Nature

-Sheet Music

-Foreign Language (books, paper)

-Velum quotes

-Things on Happiness and Friendship

-Vintage looking items

-Die Cuts

-Postage Stamps (new and used)

-Little things

-Unusual Items

-Vintage Christmas wrapping paper (the foil type)

-Glue Dots/Embellishment Glue

Postcards

My new Love is collecting Postcards, I prefer the scenic, nature, landscape picture postcards of places. I like the touristy type cards that show where you're from or neat places you've been. I also prefer the real store bought PCs. The others are ok, but most don't get a spot on my wall in my craft room covered in Postcards. To make it easy here is a list of things I like on Postcards.

-Real color photos

-Black and white

-Bears (Real, not teddy bears)

-Forests

-Olympic Rings, torch, or Team USA

-Mountains

-Waterfalls

-Ocean/beach

-Trees

-Flowers

-Lakes

-Rivers

-Rocks/stones/crystals/chakras

-Fairies any type of drawing/painting

-Sunset/sunrise

-Clouds

-Moon/sun

-Stars, Planets

-Butterflies

-Bears, brown and polar

-Moose

-Volcanoes/Lava

-Fish/Coral Reef

-Sharks, I love them!

-Foreign country from anywhere besides USA

-Stonehenge

-Pyramids, Egyptian, Mayan, don't need the Casino Luxor in Vegas, I have that one.

-Snow scenes

-Old cottages, run down cabins, falling apart barns

-Old Wooden outhouses

-Love/happiness quotes

-I'm sure there are lots more, I will add to the list as I think of some. Feel free to surprise me with something you think I will like!

Other

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  • Long dislike lists

  • Non-raters and Flakers

Flaked on by...

Flakers in Swaps I host. Reminder for me, not to allow in anymore.

Thanks

Thanks for taking the time to read my profile.

I really like when people send me something they have made themselves or made just for me! Some of my most favorite things are ATC's, and matchboxes that others have created. I like to see the creativity of others, it inspires me. I am on this site to have fun!

Thanks!! Happy Swapping! Have a Wonderful Day!!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the card, sorry about late rating. I found 2cards in their envelopes in my basket of cards. Happy new year!
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Comment: Thanks a bunch :-)
Response: You're very welcome. Thanks for the heart! Have a Happy New Year! :)
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Comment: Thank you. The card really made my friend's day.
Response: I'm so happy they liked it. I enjoyed this swap very much! Thanks for letting me know. Thanks for the heart! Happy New Year! :)
kielpo rated for LOES: Simple Christmas Card Swap on Dec 26, 2014
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Comment: Thanks - I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas!
Response: Thanks dear, you too! Thanks for the heart! Have a Happy New year! :)
peach19 rated for Send A Smile! #10 USA Only on Dec 19, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for everything! (: Best wishes to you!
Response: Thanks for the nice comment and the heart! Have a very Merry Christmas! :)
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Comment: Thanks so much for swapping with me! I loved the cards and extras. The ATC is beautiful, what a neat idea! Wrapping paper. Thanks for the lists and mini paper ornament kit! I wish for you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for letting me know I forgot part of the swap. Glad it all arrived and you liked it! I had fun making those ATCs. I enjoyed swapping with you as well! Thanks for the kind rating and the heart! Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! :)
scrappermama rated for ATC Jams Bag #1 on Dec 18, 2014
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Comment: #1envie received. Looks like some fun is to be had :) Happy holidays!
Response: Happy it arrived safely! Have fun! Happy Holidays to you too, and thanks for the heart! :)
tishttr1 rated for ATC Supply Mania #14 USA Only on Dec 18, 2014
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Comment: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the heart! :)
PurpleButterfly rated for *A Holiday Card in the US* on Dec 17, 2014
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Response: Merry Christmas! Thanks for the heart. :)
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Comment: Thank you for the very lovely card and extras you sent. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the nice rating and the heart! May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas as well! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the card and for sharing your holiday tips -- I now feel an urge to go bake cookies while singing Christmas carols. :)
Response: Haha!! That's cute! Thanks for the fun rating! Have a wonderful holiday season! Have fun baking and singing! Thanks for the heart! Merry Christmas:)
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Comment: Thanks for joining this swap! Merry Christmas!
Response: It was a great idea! I enjoyed it! Merry Christmas to you! Thanks for the heart! :)
bstitched rated for TPD: Christmas/Holiday Cards on Dec 13, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for re-sending, it was definitely worth the wait...I love polar bears. I will be sure to let you know if the other one ever shows up. Thank you also for the handmade envie and papers. Hope you have a most joyful holiday!
Response: Yay! Glad this one arrived. I have sent out 50+ cards and 2 haven't arrived. That's not very good odds considering how many people are sending cards this holiday! I hope the first one finds its way to you as well. Have a wonderful holiday season! Thanks for the nice rating and the heart! :)
rmrascal rated for Simple Holiday Card Swap - USA on Dec 12, 2014
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Response: Merry Christmas.
phylvo rated for HUGE ATC SWAP #16 USA Only on Dec 10, 2014
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Comment: WOW! I really liked the ATC's - glad two of yours were included - the camper one is so cute - have a great day - your Bot Buddy, Phyllis
Response: Yay! I am so glad you liked the ATCs I selected for you! I liked the camper one too. It's always a pleasure to swap with you my friend! Hope you have a great week. Stay dry! :)
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Comment: Thanks so much for the card, the letter and the ATC! You rock!
Response: Awww, thanks for the nice rating! It was my pleasure! Glad you liked what I sent you! Have a wonderful holiday season! Merry Christmas. Thanks for the heart!
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Response: Thanks for the heart. Merry Christmas!:)
cynaemon rated for Private Christmas Card Swap on Dec 9, 2014
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Comment: Lisa, Thanks so much for hosting this swap, and for the lovely Christmas card, letter and extra goodies. I especially loved the recipe. It was one my grandmother used to make us. It was nice to see it is still around. Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Response: You are so very welcome. It was my pleasure swapping with you. I have fond memories of my Grandmas yummy treats as well! Hope your Holiday Season is wonderful. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you as well! Thanks for the kind rating and the hear! Hugs! :)
widelo123 rated for Simple Holiday Card Swap - USA on Dec 8, 2014
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Comment: Lisa, thank you for the Christmas card, the delicious recipe and the Do's and Don't list. I love it. Shirley
Response: You are very welcome! It was a fun list to write! I do love baking during the holidays! Thanks for the heart. Have a very Merry Christmas to you! :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas card! I hope you have a wonderful holiday :)
Response: Thanks for the heart. Have a very Merry Christmas! :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 641 107 113
Completed Fives Threes Ones
422 705 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

TereDiane1954 on Dec 24, 2017:

Dear Lisa, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! I miss you. Love and hugs♥

CurlyTea on Sep 29, 2017:

Loonstruck on Jan 1, 2017:

I have dropped you from the group Sealed with Love because you haven't logged on or participated in swaps since November 2015. If you decide to come back to Swap-bot and would like to rejoin our group, please let me know!

TereDiane1954 on Sep 24, 2016:

Dear Lisa, I just wanted you to know I still think of you every time I have Mexican food, and remember the fun we had at Chevy's! I miss you :)

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

MsRose on Feb 13, 2016:

Lisa got your PC today Nice to hear from you ;)

Hugs Cher

whimsey on Dec 29, 2015:

I hope you had a great birthday yesterday and that 2016 brings lots of good things for you and your family. Talk soon! Your friend, Patches

DarkSkullMistress42 on Dec 19, 2015:

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope things are doing better for you. many hugs!

MsRose on Dec 11, 2015:

Hello Friend :) I just got a Christmas Card from you. Thanks for thinking of me** I am sending you Some New Years Cheer right after Christmas,Hoping for a better 2016 for Us Both !! Hugs, Cheryl xxo

Solstice3 on Nov 11, 2015:

It was my pleasure Lisa :D Hope you find some answers soon xxx

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