Date Joined: October 3, 2009
Last Online: January 7, 2012
Birthday: October 5
Country: United States
Nickname is “Sunshine HoneyBee.” “Sunshine” was my nickname when I lived in FL. “HoneyBee” is the Greek translation/meaning of my first name “Melissa.”
Grew up on E coast of FL. Moved to Dallas, TX to work for Texas Instruments. Not a Dallas Cowboy fan. Use to be a Miami Dolphin fan when Dan Marino was QB and before that when Bob Griese was QB and team was a Super Bowl team. Live in Plano, TX, (we had our 1st White Christmas 12/25/2009) home of Frito Lay & JC Penney, which is approx 15 miles N of Dallas. Married. Have 1 daughter. Have a dog that is a mixed breed Hound. Was a computer: software project manager & software engineer for 20 yrs. Work at a Hallmark store.
Hobbies include: calligraphy, cardmaking, crocheting, digital photography, embossing & scrapbooking.
Learned calligraphy before my daughter was born. Learned the old fashion way with a pen that you dip the nib into the India ink. Now I use a calligraphy fountain pen with changeable nibs & ink cartridges and calligraphy markers.
I enjoy cardmaking & yes you did read correctly I work at a Hallmark store where I also buy cards. I like to do embossing. I use Sizzix die cuts, Sizzix Texture Boutique, punches & more. I embellish with blending chalk, glitter paint, ribbon & more.
Learned to crochet when I was in high school. First learned granny squares. Did not enjoy joining the squares so instead I made an afghan as a granny square that I kept going around & around. I still have the pink & white afghan. Next I learned Broomstick Lace & made a shawl from pastel blue Angora yarn that a friend gifted to me. When I moved to TX I learned to read & understand crochet patterns which I have a lot of now. I enjoy crocheting items that work up quickly especially holiday ones.
Groups outside of swap-bot I belong to:
Belong to the following crochetlist exchanges: dishcloth (member since 2005). It is a yahoo group open to the public named Crochetlist Dishcloth Exchange #2: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cldcx2
Enjoy digital photography and I use my photos in my cardmaking & scrapbooking.
Belong to the following photography sites: Kodakgallery (member since 2005) & Shuttercal (member since Jan 2009).
Enjoying creating Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). Using my calligraphy, embossing, photography along with my supplies (Martha Stewart craft tools, Sizzix die cuts, etc.).
Birds, Butterflies, Cheetahs & Pandas.
blue especially pastel blue & lavender.
A&W Root Beer & decaf tea.
Fav movie: Pirates of the Caribbean starring Johnny Depp.
Beatles, Eagles, Journey, Rod Stewart & more rock ‘n roll.
Criminal Minds, House & Royal Pains.. Fav reality tv shows: American Idol & So You Think You Can Dance.
crossword puzzles, Disney, iron-on transfers, magnets, postcards, stickers and Snoopy & Woodstock.
coffee & smoke smell.
Swap-bot & ratings:
Have sent all my swaps out on time & always rate after receiving.
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