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Mamacruz13

Mamacruz13
Date Joined: July 5, 2012
Last Online: January 18, 2013
Birthday: January 23
Country: United States

About Me

Howdy! My name is Brittany and I am a Texas mama to two awesome kiddos. My oldest is a handsome 3 year old little man and my youngest is a beautiful little lady who is currently 6 months old. I am married to a very talented artist who paints, draws and sculpts. I, sadly, can not draw a stick figure but I love to craft and make things!

Before I became a mom I worked as a music promoter/ freelance photographer in the rock scene. I worked with mostly Finnish bands such as 69 Eyes, Children of Bodom, Apocalyptica, and HIM. I also did work for small US bands such as Trashlight Vision, Tattooed Millionaires and Wednesday 13. I was a total 'Rocker chick', tattooed and pierced with crazy hair. Hard to believe if you see me now lol. Although I have retired my nose ring and hot pink/purple hair, I still love the music and the style.

I love to cook and swap recipes. I love finding unusual recipes and trying them out. I am a foodie to the max!

We are total Ren Fest nerds and love all things pirates. We are lucky enough to live about an hour away from the largest Ren Fest in the US and we try to go at least 3-4 times a year during the festival. We not only go but we participate by dressing up and getting in on the piratical fun.

The majority of my crafting revolves around costuming right now. We are currently preparing for the Texas Renaissance Festival as well as Halloween. We are turning our little red wagon into a pirate ship, making rum bottles, hair beads, piratey jewelry and costumes for the little ones. I have also been slowly gathering Halloween craft goodies to start my curio bottle collection and centerpieces. I decorate my cubicle at work every year and this year will have a "witch's kitchen" theme. So lots of work to be done there! ingredient bottles, spell books and so on. Very excited about it all!

I have always had a love of groups of people that live on the fringe of society. Hippies, goths, bikers, gypsies... The "weirdos" of the world. I love to let my freak flag fly!

Favorite Television

True Blood, Breaking Bad, Community, Parenthood, Master Chef, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Glee, Downton Abbey

The Munchkins

My children are my world and many of the crafts I do are either for them or something they are able to help with.

Milo is my oldest born on Groundhog's day '09. He is too smart for his own good, hyper and curious and always full of questions. He loves Star Wars thanks to my Star Wars geek of a husband. He also loves Batman, Superman, The Avengers and He-Man. He has a current obsession with Angry Birds and likes to pretend his is an angry bird and his stuffed animals are the pigs. His imagination is out of this world and he always surprises me with something new.

Molly is my baby girl born on Boxing Day '11. Both my kiddos were born on random holidays lol. Her nursery is decorated in bright green, orange, pink, blue and purple and owls. I love Hello Kitty so as of right now, Molly does too haha. Molly's favorite things to do are eat, sleep and chew on everything she can get into her mouth. She is a smiley happy baby that loves to watch her brother dance around and be silly.

Favorite Movies

I am a movie junkie and it would be difficult to list all of my favorites. Horror, comedy and musicals are my top catagories. I love old films as well, Marilyn Monroe is my all time favorite actress. I am also a documentary lover and enjoying learning and watching documentaries of all sorts.

Things I love

Pirates, Vampires (NOT Twilight), Hello Kitty, Pin-ups, Rockabilly, Mexican folk art, Dia De Los Muertos items, Owls, Monkeys, Zebra print, Marilyn Monroe, hand made items, Japanese culture, kitschy stuff, crosses (without scriptures or Jesus), Cooking and baking, Trader Joe's, Chocolate, Ghosts, Halloween, Paranormal, Spooky stuff, Embroidery floss, Paisley prints, Traveler/gypsies, old/worn hardback books, polished stones,

Favorite Books

Sookie Stackhouse series, Wicked series, All of Sarah Addison Allen's books, Brains: A zombie memoir

Favorite Music

I love all forms of music from bluegrass to hard rock. There is absolutely no genre of music I am not will to give a try.

Wishlist

Alcohol Inks, Embroidery floss, vintage/rustic charms and jewelry findings, Tim Holtz products, Leather scraps, sea shells and sea glass, brightly colored fabrics, Fun pens, Unsual Desk accessories, regional items (treats, keychains, shot glasses), foreign currency, Halloween related items, Witch related items, nautical/pirate related items, Books on the paranormal, vegan cookbooks/recipes, cute note pads, Indian/Hindu/Buddhist related items, small glass bottles/vials, small liquor bottles, Gypsy/traveler items, pretty marbles, polished stones, old hardback books,

Favorite Crafts

I love crafts and art of all forms and love love love mixed media art. So any type of craft suplies, I am all about, I like having a big stock of supplies of all sorts to help push my creative limits.

Ratings

mmilesesq rated for A Handbag with Surprises (USA) on Feb 14, 2013
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Comment: Sorry to do this, but no response to my pm and you seem to be off swap bot. I hope I can change this rating and that you are well.
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Comment: Sent a message to Mamacruz13 = no response. I will fix my rating if I receive something. Too bad-- this was a big swap. :(
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Comment: Never received anything, no response to message, swapper has not been online since January. Will gladly change rating if I receive something.
hanjiwest rated for 25 Days of Christmas-USA only on Dec 23, 2012
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Comment: A wonderful package tailored to my likes and with many things that made me smile. I only hope my partners package was as good!
AnnieMaxine rated for Children's Book Swap on Dec 14, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the books! I can't wait for Neko to see them! He recently learned how to say "Elmo" :)
Magena22 rated for Stuffed Stockings for Young Ones on Dec 2, 2012
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Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Wesley LOVED everything! He was so excited, you truly made his day!! Thank you for being so kind, I wish you could have seen how his face lit up when he opened everything! Thank you again! He is busy playing with his blocks right now :) Merry Christmas!!
Response: I'm so happy he liked everything! My little guy and I had a blast picking everything out.
missmuffcake rated for Have a spooky Halloween! on Nov 2, 2012
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Comment: cool stuff! thank you!
badandknowsit2 rated for Haunted Halloween Hunt on Oct 28, 2012
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boredwifey rated for Halloween in a Ziploc swap on Oct 25, 2012
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Comment: Oh Wow! This was an AMAZING package, thank you soo much! I loved everything, this was a 5 <3 swap. Thank you again, take care.
snoop rated for Halloween Whimsey Fairy Jar on Oct 19, 2012
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Comment: Excellent fairy jar thanks!! Super [email protected]!!!
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Comment: 5 HEARTS - HOLY BLACK CATS! What a great box! Thank you so much! I've been think of making a halloween centerpiece and this is just what I needed to get started! WOW!
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! I have a bit of an obsession with Halloween and tend to stock pile goodies haha! It's always nice to share the wealth!
JenHuff rated for Private ATC swap Jen & Mamacruz13 on Sep 26, 2012
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Comment: LOVE them!! Thanks so much!!! The post mortam one is so creepy and beautiful at the same time!
aprilfool rated for Hand Painted Small Box Swap on Sep 25, 2012
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Comment: Partner sent a message on 9/12 that the box came back for address error and would be resending it early 9/13. Today (11 days frm the 13th), I received my box. Texas to California should not take that long. The box was not well coated with paint and some paint was off all 4 lid corners. She did add some jewelry and 2 notecards to make up for her "lateness". Think I'll stick to less time-consuming swap items and postage money.
Response: I am sorry for the lateness. We have been having major issues with our local postal service. A swap sent out to me on 9/5 took 2 1/2 weeks to make it from KY to TX. I am also sorry you did not like the box, It was supposed to look aged/worn. When I started the box, you did not have your profile filled out and I had to go off what I would like to receive. Now that you have information on your profile, I will try to go by that.
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Comment: Cute cute cute!!!
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Comment: Way over the top Brittany, I feel so inadiquate. Thank you for sharing so much with me. These are great
blackkiwi rated for Eco Friendly Shopping Bag Again on Sep 8, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the PM...and the cute little goodies...enjoy your TJ...we love ours here in Madison :)
marge rated for Quick Stuff #13 on Sep 6, 2012
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Comment: MEGA THANKS Brittany! :) It was worth the wait. I just got it now from the Post office here. That particular bath n' Body pocket size type is what i always have in my pouch. 2 of what i have is already running out. Sooo timing! :) LOVE LOVE! :) Thanks again! Stay Blessed.
Response: Oh I'm so glad it made it! When I sent the package off the guy didn't have me fill out any type of form and I asked if I needed to and he said no. I was getting a little nervous that it was going to get lost! I'm glad you liked it!
polvodestrella rated for Souvenir magnet swap #2 on Sep 4, 2012
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Comment: Thanks so much for sending me not one, but two magnets! I really like them! And thanks also for the Texas map, it was such a nice surprise :)

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Comments

marge on Sep 6, 2012:

Hi brittany... i liked it... Like you i am also always anxious to send parcels for swap partners :) hoping that they will get it. I have your return address will send you something. What kind of cute note pads do you want? :) Thanks again for the B&B. :)

JenHuff on Aug 20, 2012:

I'm up for a private ATC swap if you'd like! PM me! n

lilspotteddog on Aug 14, 2012:

I just left a comment on your public forum thread. If you are interested in a private swap, let me know!

Iloenchen on Jul 17, 2012:

Hi Brittany,

this is just to let you know that I went through your Pinterest boards and followed a couple of them yesterday (my Pinterest name is Ilona). Thanks a lot for sharing, you've got some really great pins!

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