April 2017 - Hello again, swap friends! I've been on an extended hiatus since ~May 2013 due to flaker drama, and I'm slowly making a comeback. Here's to hoping for a smooth experience this time!
PLEASE NOTE - I am not a fan of animal products. Feathers, leather, wool, beeswax, lanolin, bone, etc make me a :( face. Please do not send me edibles/potables of any kind, including tea. Thank you for your consideration! ♥
I reached 1000 hearts on June 28th, 2012 - yay for happy mailboxes! ♥
Hi, mystery reader! I'm a happily married mother of two girls - one is 11, the other is seven.
My eldest was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in January 2016. (It was a super-scary time, but she's adjusted very well.) I have to go back-and-forth between the school and home at least three times a day, plus I babysit two toddlers part-time. I have hopes of acquiring some free time one of these days, hah! ♥
Our herd - Two cats (Zoey and Koopa) and two dogs (Bowser and Ellie). We said goodbye to Boo in 2013. :(
Planner stuff: Yep, I'm one of those day planner-crazy people. (It's fun, and keeps me both organized and motivated. What's not to love?) I can always use planner stickers and such.
My planners (yes, I have two):
I used to play FFXI, WoW and GW2. My husband and I still technically play FFXIV, though my free time is minimal, so I'm not on all that often.
I do play Pokemon Go, along with my husband and our girls - it's fun to go on a Pokemon hunt together when we have some spare time! :)
TV -- It's VERY rare for me to watch TV at all, and when I do, it's probably on Netflix. I enjoy Marvel's Agents of SHIELD and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and I was sad when the Hannibal series was cancelled. :(
Movies -- Like TV, it's very rare for me to watch movies. When I do, I'm open to almost anything, as long as it's not over-the-top senseless violence/gore-y. I used to LOVE horror movies, but after having kids, I just can't watch 'em. I have an intense dislike for "chick flicks". My genre of choice these days tends to be action or sci-fi - bonus points if it's funny.
I read a TON, whenever I get a few minutes to myself. I'll read anything I can get my hands on - I read too quickly to be very choosy. My books of choice are generally fantasy, sci-fi, horror or mythology-based. My Stephen King collection is nearly complete, yay! If you have any book suggestions, please do share.
My musical tastes are incredibly eclectic. My playlist bounces between anything from (old) Weezer to Etta James to Opeth to Operation Ivy to Beethoven. Current favorites: Howl by Florence + the Machine, Yellow Flicker Beat by Lorde.
I'm very interested in deco books these days, and I'm happy to take excess if you're sending to me in a swap. I don't have any excess to send on yet myself - just my own books - but will update this if/when I do! I'm also open to private swaps to move our deco books on.
Themes I probably can't tackle: anything hand-drawn/painted, steampunk, zetti, anything particularly dark. (I have nothing against these themes whatsoever, they just aren't styles I can pull off.)
I do pocket letters here and there, but I'm losing interest in them due to a few bad experiences. I'm hoping that taking a bit of a break from them after my current swaps are up will help me get back into them. :)
I dabble in a bunch of other crafts: various paper crafts, cross stitch/needlework, simple sewing with felt, playing with seed beads, etc. I totally can't knit, crochet (unless single crochet chains count, hah!), or quilt, though I do wish I could!
I still make ATCs for other people once in a while, though pretty much only needlework ATCs. I should have a few examples of these in my gallery over at ATCs For All, if you're curious.
I am no longer collecting inchies, twinchies, or ATCs/APCs. The only twinchies I'm interested in are the few listed in my wishlist to finish a canvas. I have some NOT made by me (some inchies and twinchies, and a LOT of ATCs/APCs) that I'd be happy to trade for something else - take a peek at my wishlist and let me know if you're interested, and if there is a particular theme(s) that you're looking for.
Colors: Tropical colors - think banana yellow, bright orange, bright green, teal, bright pink, purple, etc. I'm starting to enjoy pastels too, but only when it's a few different pastel colors together. Never thought I'd like pastel colors, but apparently, I do!
Themes: Foxes, wolves, hot air balloons, fruits (citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, pineapples, kiwifruit), cute dinosaurs, red pandas, giraffes, robots, owls, stars, planets, galaxies, cute Pokemon, takochu, kawaii (especially Hannari Tofu and other cute foods), mountains, nature scenes, leafy trees, cacti and other succulents, Hannibal (the TV series), Star Trek, cute Halloween.
Misc: Planners and planner accessories, Project Life, deco books, adult coloring books, Pokemon Go, NES, reading, cross stitch, making things, music, BJDs, sunshine, gardening, cooking, learning, video games.
I DO NOT like: White or very light-colored washi tape. Animal products. Hazelnuts. The color red. Aspartame. Black licorice. The smell of smoke or incense. Converty-religious stuff. Toe, knee-high or thigh-high socks. Realistic squirrels, horses, or deer. Twilight. Anything circus-related. Dicing onions, ugh. Staple-bound deco books.
I'm phobic of: Clowns, eyeballs, flying bugs. (Butterflies are okay.)
A5 size planner dividers, dashboards, etc
mint green decor items
stamped images suitable for coloring in (preferably in black ink on white cardstock)
Dresden trim, Starform sticker borders
Prima (or similar) flowers
anything for papercrafting - nice quality images, scrapbook paper or cardstock, flat embellishments, die cuts, punchies, etc
Project Life cards (can use any, but especially need baby girl & Christmas/winter-themed cards)
planner stickers (any, but especially Erin Condren planner-sized full boxes/headers)
pressed (elongated) pennies
Halloween-themed twinchies (need 4 more to finish a canvas!)
washi tape (samples are perfect!)
kawaii memo sheets/sticker flakes
It makes me sad that I have to add this section, but here we go. I'm only going to list swaps which DO NOT have an angel at the top. (It was getting way too big otherwise, which is sad.) I have never once had a flaker make up a swap for me, and I'm veryVERY thankful for my lovely angels! Flakers and angels for other swaps will be listed separately. And another big THANK YOU to those lovely folks who angel things for people who get flaked on - people like you make swap-bot a better place! :)
(Everything to date has been angel-ed - yay!)
♥♥ My lovely angels! Yay! ♥♥ - @NaughtyElf | @piglet59645 | @yunasy | @susieq11 | @Mar1l1ze | @Juliajae | @TeaNi | @Tommie | @choke | @Rejoicing | @KatarinaNavane x2| @craftyish | @ladyb | @chelle523 | @PJ | @sostenson | @VivaLaDiane | @hlwolfe72 | @thisismeAXiD | @Beckster | @Cristin91 | @aliceinconverse | @Pashanista | @CrystalZ
Flakers! BOO! @mysistersdress | @layoutsfromtheheart | @Najean | @Stephiebear1234 | @Tigger679 | @TheArtistChick (on two swaps!)| @Mechanix | @SJsCraftyMom | @EllaBella (deleted account)| @CherylCraftCabin | @Creepygirl | @FickityTwists | @savvygal | @SIEN | @MoominStar9 | @ncfriend | @JenniferKaos | @emayees | @unvlmom | @jmvav (account deleted) | @luv2cre8 | @KaliTracer (on THREE swaps!) | @luckygurl13 |
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