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Date Joined: May 22, 2012
Last Online: September 28, 2022
Birthday: March 11
Country: United States
Mad Kitty Crafts

About Me

PLEASE RATE ME. I pledge to rate and aim to please you!!! I enjoy finding items in your profile and decorating your package, please be courteous and rate me. Don't leave me hanging.

I’ve been married for 19 years and have 2 teen boys (age 13 and 15) who are my life. I have two kitty cats (Bruce Campbell and Ninja) and a pup (Teddy) who is a pitsky mix.

WORK/EDUCATION: I am a freelance editor and blog and marketing writer. I used to edit/write for a medical coding print magazine. I pulled content together, write, edit, set up cover photo shoots, and create medical illustrations and artwork. I have a bachelor's degree in graphic design. I used to be a web designer and ad designer.

I am business owner of My Garden Gal http://www.mygardengal.com

I studied for a semester in Manchester, England at MMU. It was the best!

CRAFTING: I used to make and sell purses and jewelry. I love adding flowers, beads, and unique buttons to stuff. I really like working with fabric and sewing and making my own clothing creations. ATCs and matchboxes are my new favorite crafts.

I love making rosaries, earrings, and wine charms.

MOVIES: The WIZARD of OZ is the best movie ever! Cheesy horror movies, Army of Darkness, Clint Eastwood, old hot rod movies, Monsters vs. Aliens, Tombstone, Star Wars trilogy, Naked Gun, Napoleon Dynamite, Cabin Boy, Stephen King movies

MUSIC: Bands - Reverend Horton Heat, Kings of Nuthin', Deke Dickerson, Brian Setzer/Stray Cats, Johnny Cash, Straight 8's, The Cure, REM, Ministry, Pixies, Beastie Boys, 80's punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, classical (especially Beethoven), alternative.

TELEVISION: Maine Cabin Masters, Flea Market Flip, Stone House Revival, Celebrity Ghost Stories, Psychic Kids, Paranormal State, Scooby Doo, Ghost Brothers, Knock Knock Ghost, Dead Files, Oddities, My Strange Addictions, My Crazy Obsession, 30 Rock, Grimm, Haven, Pee Wee's Playhouse.

HOBBIES: Seeing live bands play, especially rockabilly/psychobilly shows. I am a concert and show junkie. I love dancing til my feet hurt.

I used to be a paranormal investigator and ghost hunter (mostly a ghost hunter because I didn't have time to go through the recorded evidence). I have stopped because now I'm concentrating on helping the living.

VINTAGE CARS: I attend lots of classic car shows. I own a 53 Ford Crestline Victoria---It's a sweet ride!

Creating art, attending church, and gardening are my therapy. I LOVE getting my hands and feet dirty and enjoying mother nature while gardening.

BELIEFS: I'm a Roman catholic/spiritualist, but I love ALL RELIGIONS. If you want to send me something about your beliefs, no matter what religion, feel free. I've taken world religion and theology classes and I think all religions are tied together and everyone is on their own journey through life. I've seen and heard a lot of UNBELIEVABLE, CRAZY stuff while ghost hunting, which makes me believe there IS an afterlife, and good and evil. We are all in control of making good or harmful decisions. I think it's important to believe in something; otherwise, what's the point in living?

I WILL NOT send you religious or holiday items or quotes unless your profile asks for them or you are in a swap that has that theme.

LOVES: I LOVE detail and really small intricate things. The smaller and more detailed, the better.

50's artwork, cool cats, Hello Kitty, Legos, vintage clothing, Wizard of Oz, wine and cheese, fancy cocktails, gardening, ghosts, cheese

When I made my first ATC and Matchbox, I was hooked!!!

LIKES: Tea, flowers, beads, stickers, art and design.

I ALWAYS READ YOUR PROFILE (maybe 2, or 3, or 4 times, and even for quick send swaps), SO PLEASE FILL IT OUT, I don't want to send you something you don't like. Also, PLEASE RATE ME! Contact me if you don't get a package because I always send one.


Items from your country/local

Items from the 50's, Pre-1965 hot rod mags/artwork

Vintage jewelry

TEAS: I LOVE all teas. I particularly love caramel flavored teas. I have LPRD (silent reflux) so I can't have lemon and zinger teas as they send my acid reflux into overdrive. I will pass sour or tart teas along to someone else.

Flowers/seeds, Garden gnomes

Wizard of Oz

Wine corks (I like to make things out of them)

Barbie items/accessories, Legos

Elvis, Audry Hepburn, Wonder Woman

Sugar Skulls

50's pin-up artwork and Hollywood glamour

Tiki themed items

Sanrio (especially Kuromi, Chemmy, Badtz Maru, and Chococat)

Kitty cats, pink flamingos

Cool buttons/Unique beads

Hand painted, drawn, or crafted ATCs

Funny/Unique postcards

Roman Catholic religious art/items/relics (rosaries, scapulars, Jesus and Mary figurines, saint relics and metals, etc.)

Ghosts and witches

Paranormal books/articles/stories

Yedi, Bigfoot, Yowie, Sasquatch

Buffalo Bills items. GO BILLS!

FOR MY FAMILY (13 year old): Fortnite, Call of Duty, Batman, Scooby Doo, robotics and science, Star Wars, Buffalo Bills, Nerf guns, the color green, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Braves.

(16 year old): Fortnite, Legos, Call of Duty, Lego Movie, Star Wars, snowboarding, Atlanta Braves, New Orleans Saints, drawing stuff, notebooks, Nerf guns, the color blue.

(husband): Stephen King, Elvis, hot rods, pre-50's Pin-up gals, New Orleans Saints


Scrapbooking; gold (I like silver); I LOVE America but do NOT like Americana-related items;

WORMS!!! Yuck, they give me nightmares.

I don't like ALIENS, UFOs, or GOREY ZOMBIES: I don't like blood and guts. Night of the Living Dead" and "Shaun of the Dead" zombies are funny, but anything else is annoying and gross to me. My husband likes zombies, so if you send a gory zombie, I'm giving it to him.

I don't like when I don't get rated.


MisplacedfromPA rated for Stocking Stuffers 2021 #6 on Dec 10, 2021
Comment: thank you. It arrived while I am away. My husband put it under the tree. I will comment more once I get home end of December. Updated 12/29. I just love the matchbox gift. Its my first one. Now I am inspired to try them out. The bath bombs are awesome. Thank you. Happy Holidays.
Comment: Thank you so much Michelle!!! I love the specimen cards you made and especially the rat one. And thank you so much for the extra goodies :). take care, darla
SassyCat rated for Stocking Stuffers 2021 #6 on Dec 4, 2021
Comment: Mahalo! I'm super excited to open it on Christmas!!
PrincessLeia rated for Leprechaun Mail on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: THANKYOU Michelle for a lovely envelope and card. Thanks also for all the cool Irish extras. I’m going out to our weekly trivia night tonight all dressed in green. I’ve got. Ahead-band with a miniature leprechaun style hat, a new green top and some shamrock hair clips and I asked the rest of the team to wear green! I think I might even wear my green Swarovski necklace that I picked up from the shop in Austria about 30 something years ago. Hope your yard party is heaps of fun!
Comment: Thank you for the birthday card and extras. I love the gold skull, sorry it cost so much to mail. I appreciate all the extras. I'm so looking forward to spring. March is a busy month, hubby's birthday is the 17th, our 40th anniversary is the 20th and my birthday is the 29th (makes me an Aries). Happy birthday to you on the 11th!
Response: Glad you got it and you like it! Sounds like you have a busy month. Enjoy it! Have a great birthday Aries! ;-)
Comment: TY So much! I'm saving everything to open on my birthday. :)
Response: Glad you got it! I'm saving mine until my birthday too. Happy birthday!
danatropicana rated for Tea Time Swap - US Only on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: Wow! Thanks for the great teas and all the fun extras! I really appreciate everything! What a delightful package, thanks again!
Burger1girl rated for Tea Time Swap - US Only on Feb 14, 2021
Comment: I first saw the card and fell in love with it! I live an hour away from a beach! And the county I grew up in was called Chatham County!! You spoiled me with all the great teas, thank you so much. And the kitty pic warms my heart, thank you so much.
Response: That is wonderful! It makes me so happy that you liked everything. Many thanks for the heart.
aero rated for Brighten My Week Note Card January #4 on Feb 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very much 🙆 Your package is absolutely appreciated🙆 Blessings and Good Health 😊
Ashzaller rated for Christmas Cat Swap - US Only on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: AWESOME SWAP!!! Thanks so much
PaperProf rated for VS- Vintage PINK Christmas ATC on Dec 6, 2020
Comment: What a wonderful swap! Your ATC is so creative and pretty, and I love all the little extras you included. Have a wonderful holiday season!
vanneparis rated for VS - Vintage Halloween ATC on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thank you so very much for the wonderful goodies and a beautiful Halloween ATC. I love everything and it was so nice for you to do this for me. It's been a while since someone has surprised me with such a special package. You are awesome! Thanks for joining the swap. I hope you had fun with the theme. -Vanne
nancylee rated for Spooky Christmas on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Ooh spooky such cool looking holiday goodies - can't wait ;) Thank you and Merry Christmas. I started to peek the crossstitch ghost Santa is awesome!
Response: Glad the package arrived safely. Thanks for the heart Merry Christmas!
danyelle15 rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration-November on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: I loved everything so much!! Thank you for catering to my likes. I appreciate everything so much!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart. Have a wonderful holiday season.
Brystrgrl rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration-November on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much Neighbor! Appreciate your thoughtfulness!! Now time to make some tea!
Response: Thanks for the heart. I’m glad you liked it, neighbor. Happy swapping!
DRMOM rated for TBR- Themed Tea Swap: Black tea on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely assortment of Tea. We are sheltering in place due to poor air quality from Ca Wildfires (schools closed) so I am now all set with tea to get me through the next few days. I liked the shiny note card- especially the color. Much appreciated.
Response: Oh no! I hope the air quality is better and that you didn’t have any damage. Thanks for the heart. I’m glad you liked the package.
Comment: Oh, it seemed more like Christmas than my unbirthday. Thank you so much for all the great tea selections, notecards stickers, and I love the charms. I have the perfect place to put them. You're so sweet and your generousity is so appreciated!
Response: So glad you liked your Unbirthday tea package. Many thanks for the heart. Happy swapping!
luleemik rated for You've Been Boozed on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Let's get this party started---I have everything I need except the booze! Thanks for joining the swap and sending an over the top package. Absolutely LOVE everything:)
Comment: Thank you for this gorgeous card, so lovely! The colors are so perfect. It is a nice addition to my collection. Love all the extras you tucked inside from the postal theme tape to the flying monkey! Love it all. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Hi Michelle, I loved reading your card! I have a garden full of plans and fruits (strawberry heaven right know ;) ). I loved the eifeltower on the card, ready pretty :). Hope jou have a lovely day. Wil be putting up the kettle to get me soms tea ;)
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Drink up! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping.

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CurlyTea on Mar 11, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

deskitty on Nov 15, 2014:

Thank you for being the a member of my Hello Kitty Group


LahDeeDah on May 21, 2014:

Thanks for your KCST input! I'll put up two tea party options in a couple of months and see what happens. @Toupti and I have decided to offer a craft once in awhile, as well, because we like them. Even if one other person joins, that's great. I appreciate your feedback. :-)

Heirloom on Aug 18, 2013:

Welcome to the I ❤ Halloween (USA) swap!

user2637 on Aug 11, 2013:

Just a heads up that @kellogg is active and swapping, and owes you a swap from 2012.

Heirloom on Jul 7, 2013:

Welcome to the CHRISTMAS IN JULY swap!

snoop on Jun 2, 2013:

OMG are you just the sweetest thing!! I loved it, I love opening surprizes You didn"t have to do that I just like razzing people,lol Thanks again,I'd give you a heart if I could... You Rock!!!!!!!!!!\ Sherrry Alias Snoop

lsmahutchin on Mar 12, 2013:

Happy Birthday!
Happy Belated Birthday!

VivaLaDiane on Feb 24, 2013:

Thanks for joining my Sweet Brown ATC. I hope we have a blast!!

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