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Rosa1

Rosa1
Date Joined: October 1, 2017
Last Online: March 22, 2019
Birthday: June 11
Country: United States

About Me

Just an update 3-2-19. Due to this winter which seems to be lingering ~ as of March 1st, I still have over 5 feet of snow on the ground and 20 ft snowbanks. But... we're coming into one of the most difficult times of the year for getting around here - "mud season." The frost will eventually go out of these dirt roads and my 1/2 mile long driveway & they'll be impassible for a time. I'm already working with my fuel company to plan deliveries around the condition of the roads, and my mail will be interrupted too. Not often & not every day, but there will be days with no pick-up or delivery. I don't want to skip swaps and I will try to plan accordingly, but for those who are sticklers for dates I may have to be flexible by a day or two. Just a part of life here & this year appears to be a bad season.

I am a retired/disabled elementary reading teacher ~ I love to draw, doodle, paint and craft.

I live alone in a log cabin in the woods with a couple of super cats and a Newfie :) I like to read and bake, old movies are fun too! I like mysteries and novels ~ I've pretty much grown out of romance. I own quite a few DVD's too, because there are so many movies I just don't mind watching again, and yes I do have the entire Harry Potter series ~ both book and DVD :)

I have RA, so when I am able and my hands are willing, I like to draw, crochet and try all sorts of crafts. Sometimes I even finish one :) Since I live alone, it seems my whole cabin is a craft room some days! I often have 3 or 4 partially read books lying around the place and art projects in various stages of completion ...

I usually have a few mysteries in progress as well as a fiction or two ~ I'm not a fan of pure romance but humorous/comedy romance is okay! I also like inspirational, The Shack for example. It's easier to say that I dislike gory horror - I have read Stephen King, but I like his older stuff, before he began swearing every other word... I do pretty much read everything from historical fiction, general fiction and fantasy to even some self-help :)

I also used to write, so I love journals, and junque journaling ~ and art journals are just an extension of that... I've only recently been trying my hand at creating/binding art/junk journals and while it hasn't always worked as planned, it's been fun. My biggest problem right now is storing and then finding the papers, ephemera, etc I've been collecting for these journals!

I recycle, upcycle and just try to re-use everything! I use a variety of papers, from junk mail to old maps and damaged books for art & crafts. This is because I am poor and also, I'd like to be far less wasteful. I think we're becoming too much of a disposable society and that saddens me. I have actually refrained from purchasing things in the grocery store because of too much packaging. Cardboard boxes I can re-use but when an item is packaged in a huge amount of plastic I often will pass it up!

The colors I use the most are warmer earthy tones. I know neon has a place, but I find it often too glaring. Otherwise I love all colors and am not too picky in that respect :) I will admit that last summer I looked at the clothesline one day and noticed I had 7 shirts/t-shirts all in different hues of red!

I respect art of all styles, but I am not fond of dark/goth gory images. I also am not overly fond of cute "safe" rainbow type images, but I understand others are and if that is their style then so be it! I feel the same way about religious art ~ it doesn't often speak to me, but if it's your passion, then go for it! I feel that we make art for ourselves & not to please another. We can tailor our style to gift to another person, but our style just is.

As for daily likes and dislikes, I'm pretty easy going usually. I love my coffee throughout the day, hot or iced! I drink way to much of it, and in the evenings I often switch to tea!

I guess if I had to choose a motto, it would be "live and let live."

One of my pet peeves are people who always complain they are bored. I have been too tired, just not willing to do something, or run out of time, but I have never ever been bored!!

Update 6/24/18 ~ since the initial writing of this profile, I have adopted another rescue, Coco - a more lovable knucklehead you've never met! He's been great for my older geriatric Newfie, he's been keeping her more active & our only issue, he and I, is his insistence that he take a dip and go for a swim every 5 minutes! Never had a dog who liked to swim so much :) He's keeping my floors and furniture damp ~ it's like living on a boat again!

Also = I live very rural and I won't mark "sent" unless I have posted an item. However, my mail carrier may or may not pick up & have the mail processed - depending on his schedule, so sometimes I realize the actual postmark may be a day off from my marking an item "sent." This is just life here :) By very rural I mean that I am right now dealing with a bear that is coming into my deck space and annoying my animals... This is besides dealing with the massive (car steering wheel size) snapping turtles crawling up from the lake to dig in my gardens and annoy the animals! Or the moose, fox, eagles and all the rest :)

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Ratings

christywebb rated for Come Be a Bag Lady [ or Bagman] on Mar 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great bags. They'll make adorable little pockets in journals!
Response: you're very welcome!
CraftyCrow rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2019 on Mar 11, 2019
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Comment: Love the card! Isn't that always the way it goes? Find something you like and they discontinue it. Blessing and curse! LOL.
MissBrenda rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2019 on Mar 10, 2019
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Comment: Thanks. I am tired of snow too, but we keep getting more of the nasty white stuff.
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Comment: I love the bags! I just did the same thing figuring out how to make them, with trial and error....I might “copy”yours :)
Response: Glad you liked them! I copied the one style I had :)
squince rated for Haiku on a PC 🎏 - USA only on Mar 8, 2019
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Comment: Cute :)
TeaRoll rated for CALG Tea & Note Feb 2019 on Mar 5, 2019
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Comment: Love the card! I don't get Imbolc (or other Wheel of the Year holidays) cards very often, it was a wonderful surprise. Can't wait to try the tea and currently looking for a good place in one of my journals for initial card. 💗 (Sorry for such a late rate, it has been on my desk for some time.. Hectic weeks like these is why we need tea, right?)
Response: so glad you like it ~ enjoy!
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Comment: Nope, I didn't forget to rate you, I just finally received your letter today! Holy cow, snail mail. Thank you so much for the letter, ephemera, and tea. That's so funny that your friends collect "metal junk" as I call it, for you. I wish mine did! Haha.
Response: you're welcome ~ it must have been due to all the snow storms, although the USPS doesn't usually need an excuse for slow mail!
Akhenaten rated for Blackout Poetry (USA) on Mar 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! I didn't want to make a dark one either, so I used purple to black out my words. Also love the little pieces of ephemera.
Response: you're very welcome!
Kalalinga rated for One Deco - March on Mar 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cat deco and all the extras. Love the book pages!
Response: you're very welcome!
LauraM540 rated for Supplies - junk journal on Mar 2, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful package of goodies! They will be put to great use in my crafts!!
Response: you're very welcome!
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Comment: Sorry for the delayed rating, pretty bad coming from the host. Sickness struck my world. ): Thanks for your letter, I enjoyed it very much! Warm regards from Iowa♥️Debbie
Response: you're welcome ~ feel better :)
shiloh102 rated for Fill My Stocking -- February 2019 on Feb 27, 2019
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Comment: My first present in my Christmas box. I know its for stockings but I use a box. Thank you.
Response: you are welcome! (I just keep mine in a bag :) )
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Comment: thank you - Happy swapping
Response: you're welcome!
Eulegirl rated for CALG;seeds.tea.letter on Feb 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the seeds, tea, and the gorgeous notecard!
Response: you're very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the letter, tea, and other fun bits!
Response: you're very welcome!
chewytulip rated for Single Line Drawing Swap! on Feb 20, 2019
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Comment: I really like your drawings! They're going right up on my wall.
Response: Thanks ~ they were fun to do :)
laterdayze rated for One Deco Book - February on Feb 15, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the deco Ruth! :D
Response: You're welcome!
institches rated for One Deco Book - January on Feb 7, 2019
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Comment: Yes, you did it correctly. Unfortunately, you sent a Deco that I already had (I passed on the back). In the future make sure you don't send a Deco that your partner has already had. No need to send another one.
Response: Oh no! I guess I didn't look close enough... so sorry :(
lefroggy rated for Zine... About Dreams & A Letter! on Feb 5, 2019
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Comment: I got it today, thank you so much, i love the doodles :)
Response: you're very welcome!
Wingy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2019 on Feb 5, 2019
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Comment: Omg shortbread is my fav

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Comments

pepita2608 on Feb 1, 2019:

Hi happy bubble gum day!

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astrodogg on Feb 1, 2019:

Profile Decoration 2019 #1: Bubble Gum Day

Mail Deadline: Feb 1, 2019

ID: astrodogg

HAPPY BUBBLE GUM DAY!

These are the types of gum I used to get when I was a kid and would visit relatives in Mexico.

Enjoy!

~Paola

Kids would sell these as we waited to cross the border.

The gum would be in the lollipops. I'd see these more often during the holiday season. They would be in the plastic toy stockings you could buy in the grocery stores.

I remember these during birthday parties. They'd be in the loot bags that would be given away. I'd also see them in the piñata when it would be cracked open. I'd reuse the bottles to play pretend!

nancylee on Jan 31, 2019:

Profile Decoration 2019 #1: Bubble Gum Day My favorite gum is fruit striped gum, the green is lime and the wrappers were water tattoos. I also like classic black jack a, tea tree and love , I like older traditional flavors. While not super soft they all are ok to blow bubbles. I also liked Bazooka Joe with comics as a kid and these giant pieces of blue gum we would get 2 for 5 cents at the corner candy shop. Now I rarely chew gum and if I do its usually mint. I still have a gumball machine in my living room although now I tend to put marbles in it for decoration and for awhile it held jelly beans.

Neenarneenar on Jan 21, 2019:

January Full Moon Blessing Profile Decoration

Freyja on Jan 20, 2019:

January Full Moon Blessing Profile Decoration

Whatever you wish for I wish for too, and pray that your hopes, dreams and wishes come true!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 9, 2018:

Thank you so much for your swap, I enjoyed it very much. I hope you had a Happy Hanukkah

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 2, 2018:

Gatzcat on Nov 22, 2018:

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“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." - William Arthur Ward

CPG Tgiving Profile Bling - US Only

Angie on Nov 21, 2018:

CS: Doggie Deco_Nov 2

Happy Thanksgiving from my crew to yours!

Angie on Nov 21, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!

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