Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: October 18, 2018
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States
9/15/2018 I am back from my break and hosting some swaps and participating in a couple of others. It feels good to be back in the swing of things, but sad summer is over. I did buy a different vehicle at the end of July, so now I have a car payment again, grrrr. The seats in it are very comfortable, and that was the deciding factor. Not crazy about the color, but I can live with it. (It's black, and shows everything!) I hope you will join in my swaps, as I plan on doing many. Happy swapping!!
5/22/2018: Taking a short break, but will be checking to make sure all swaps are taken care of. This will be done on a daily basis.
Enjoy the weather and Happy swapping!!!
I'm in my 50's. I love receiving snail mail. Some of my favorites are ATC's, PC's and anything zentangle!
I live in Minnesota and I dislike winter (being cold, snow and sleet) so swapping will help me fill the void of the long winter nights. Summers are too short, and full of bugs. lol The humidity gets to me and thankfully not too many days have high humidity.
I like to hang around my house and spend time with my 6 1/2-year old female chihuahua named Charlie. She is so cute! She is a rescue and I got her when she was 6 months old. She was so timid and very shy and scared of everything. Now she is more sure of herself, but still gets scared easily. She gets nervous around children.
I don't have any food allergies that I am aware of, which is great! I like Chocolate and have discovered I have a sensitivity to it. This is not an allergy. I also like to have my daily cup of coffee and a relaxing cup of herbal tea is always nice. Iced tea is wonderful, too. Especially on warm days. Who remembers the old commercial "Take the 'Nestle Plunge' " and a guy with a glass of iced tea on a hot summer day would fall backwards into a pool? I didn't like tea in those days, but I sure do now!
I have an eclectic taste of music, however I do not like most rap or any head-banging music.
My favorite artists: Def Leopard, Garth Brooks, Billy Idol, Martina McBride and nature sounds and most everything in between. When I am in my "creative zone", I like the background noise to be soothing and non-intrusive.
I love to listen to podcasts. My favorite are Unsolved Murders: True Stories, Serial Killers, Once Upon a Crime|True Stories, Conspiracy Theories and many more. What I like about them is they are based on true stories of unsolved murders (for the most part) and then dive in and give a compelling retelling of the facts based on the story. It's intriguing and I enjoy listening to it.
My bookshelf is full of goodies! I have the Harry Potter series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Water for Elephants, The Clan of the Cave Bear series, Reiki books and many Bibles. Plus so much more!
I don't watch a lot of tv. I can go a couple of weeks without even turning it on! But I do own two, one in my living room, and one in my bedroom. I mostly watch in the mornings for the weather. In the evenings, I do catch a couple of old game shows on Buzzr, such as Password+ and Sale of the Century. But if I do miss them, it isn't a big deal. They are from the 80's after all.
Podcasts. I listen daily. Recommend your favorite; I tend to listen to parcast podcasts, Two Girls One Ghost, Useless Information, Once Upon a Crime/True Crime (One of my favorites), and Unsolved Mysteries, just to name a few that I listen to.
Swapping with Me: I will try to send out my items as soon as partners are selected, but if something doesn't make it to you, please let me know BEFORE rating. I want to make sure that you get the items! I want HAPPY partners. I keep a close watch on my swaps, and I usually will contact my partner before she/he contacts me concerning any possible mail mix-ups/hiccups. I will gladly re-send the swap to you. I would rather you receive two items than none at all!
PLEASE RATE UPON RECEIPT OF A SWAP....if all requirements of the swap are met, you must rate a 5. That is required of ALL swaps.
If you're going to be late in sending out a swap, I'm very understanding, so let me know. Communicate with me and we'll work something out.
If there is postage due on a swap I sent you, please let me know, and I will reimburse you.
I really love doing the Found Image swaps here on SB. Totally fun to search for items of interest.
My ABC's for swaps:
A: ATC items. Aquamarine.
B: Blue. Brown.
C: Coffee, love it and drink it daily. Charms. Colored pencils and pens. Cardinals. Crocheting, I spend many hours doing this, for swaps and pleasure.
D: Die Cuts/Cut outs. Diamonds.
E: Elephants. Embellishments of all kinds. Essential Oils.
F: Finger-less Gloves. Frankincense E.O.
G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold.
H: Homemade PC's and Cards. Hedgehogs.
I: Ice Cream, Yummy!
K: Kites. So pretty in the sky.
L: Lavender. Lilac. Lavender E.O.
M: Magenta. Myrrh E.O.
N: Note cards, new or homemade. Napkins, I like the interesting variety.
O: Owls, cool animals. Orange.
P: Postcards: Love Vanity Fair, Master Painters (Monet, Manet, Renoir, etc, unknowns, as long as the pics are fabulous, etc.), cute and funny. B & W are good also. Not big on scenic, unless its required of the swap. Homemade. Unique. Purple. Pink. Peppermint E.O. Pens, .07 fine line. Podcasts.
R: Red. Rosemary.
S: Stationery. Silly things and sayings. Stickers to use on envelopes to mail out. Sloths, too cute!
T: Tea, no black or green tea, please. Although I do like them, I am unable to drink it. :( . Tiny things. Themed items. Trading cards, made by you or someone else. Themed tissue paper. Turtles. Teal.
U: Unicorns. Unusual items.
V: Violets (the flower). Violet (the color). Violins.
W: Washi Samples. Woodland creatures. White.
Y: Yellow. Yorkies, owned one for 14 years. She was a treasure.
Z: Zentangle. Zines. Themed Zines.
PLEASE DON'T SEND:
Teacher/Reward Stickers. I have no need for these.
Dislike: Hello Kitty. Well, I don't dislike Hello Kitty. I just have no use for her.
Sloppy work. If you wouldn't want to receive it, neither would I.
I like to Crochet. I have made tablecloths and many, many doilies along with stuffed toys for my kids and grandkids. I have made quite a few wrist warmers and have even sold a few. What has been particularly popular is Harry Potter house colors and NFL team colors. It's very relaxing and fun to do!
I have also been sewing dog boots for our furry friends. They are made primarily of fleece, but have suede on them, so our friends have sure footing when walking in cold weather. They also help keep the salt off our friends paws, which damage their paws. In the summer, on those sultry, super hot days, they keep our furry friends from burning their paws on the tar and cement! If it is too hot for us, it is too hot for them. Dogs sweat through their paws, so we need to protect those precious paws!
ATC's; I am finding I am enjoying making these very much. They are a fav of mine! I am going to try many different mediums. I am not much of an artist, at least I haven't considered myself one in the past, but people who visit me have enjoyed seeing what I've created so far. hehe.
Zentangle; I discovered it here on SB almost 2 years ago and I checked out YouTube for a swap to see if I could actually do it, and was instantly hooked! I have made myself a book filled with samples of the different types of tangles, and had to move to a 5 x 7 drawing book I've had for years (I can't draw) to add more zentangle samples along with the zentangle names. I love doing them. Can't get enough!
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