4/28/14 Update: And I am back! Sort of... Although I would love to be back full-time (being an obsessed many-swaps at a time swapper) I am going to start off small and then maybe fully move back into being full-time swapper. Been a long time, almost three years, since I have been on here religiously and looking to get back in the game! I have updated my profile as my likes and dislikes have changed in three years. If you do find yourself having a question or two please feel free to message me and I will gladly get back to you :)
5/27 Update: I got a job!!! So, this means I may not be coming back to do swaps as soon as I thought. With school ending and then with my new job starting, and a busy summer I may just be a fall/winter/Spring swapper. I do check in almost daily still to see what is going on.
Update: I have had to recently re-do my complete profile after it got deleted somehow by my ridiculous computer. I don't have the time to make it as wonderful as it once was, so if I left something vital out that you would like to know about me, please PM me. :o)
Update 2: I am sloooooowing down on my swaps. I started commuting a hour and a half north for school again, which costs more $$ and time than previously when I was just taking classes online. Once the term is over I should be back to my old swapping self!
Hi! I am 29 and I live in the lovely yet almost always rainy Pacific Northwest (Oregon) with my husband and my 6 year old daughter. I worked for 6 years for a giant sports and outdoors store until June of 2009 when it closed its doors. I then moved on to work three years for Nordstrom as well as a part-time merchandising position at Lane Bryant. I am a student at the Art Institute of Portland for Fashion Marketing. I got married on June 7th 2014! After possible deployment we will be doing a big fancy smancy wedding in a year or so. I am back now after being SB MIA for several years but I can still say I am glad to have found SB and have met so many wonderful people since I joined in 2009!!!
Randomness... things I like:
*Crafts *Fashion *Country Living Magazine *Friends/family *My daughter, Isabella *Shopping *Anthropologie *Pinterest *Love Maegan (blog) *Road trips *Wine *Brunches *Cooking *Project Runway *Phil Collins *Etsy *Tea *Summer *Snowboarding *Button Fairies *Lifetime movies *Murder She Wrote *Oregon Coast *Vintage *Estate Sales *Collage *Mixed Media *Tim Holtz *Records *Stampington & Co. *Pictures *Ephemera *Gesso *Accessories *EDM music *Concerts *Portland, OR *Painting *Robert Deniro *HGTV Magazine *DIY Magazine *Gardening *Wedding DIY *Goodwill *Nordstrom
Rating: I promise to always rate. I also rate based on a swap, not the extras, although extras are always a nice surprise. I love when someone makes something and it shows they cared and they take a look at my profile and see what I like. I won't rate down if it isn't something not profile related though. I love things handmade and I love to see other swappers creativity. There are many things I can't do myself and I love to see how others do those things. It your swap to me will be late, please contact me. I am not part of the postmark police, but I appreciate the communication. If I haven't rated you it is because I haven't received the swap yet. I will always contact before rating down.
If waiting for a swap from me: If international, please give it a month before contacting me and rating me down. I have done a lot of international swapping and have seen swaps take a week all the way to a little more than a month. You never know what holiday can be slowing the mail down somewhere. I appreciate your patience.
-Altered anything (art, accessories, etc)
-Paints or paint related items
-Anthropologie-like anything (a lot is very easy DIY)
-J. Crew-like anything (accessories are also easy ish DIY)
-Cooking (recipes, healthy, vegetarian, non-vegetarian, slow-cooker, drinks, etc.) Please no items with cream cheese.
-Craft supplies (no dollar store items please)
-Stickers (no rewards stickers please)
-Stampington and Co. type crafts and/or back issues.
-HGTV Magazine, DIY Magazine, Country Living Magazine back issues
-Wooden fold-up rulers (vintage? antique? whatever you would call them, I collect them)
-Vintage fabric measuring tape (collect it too)
-BUTTONS!!!! All kinds! I love those random, different, something special about them kind of buttons best! But all buttons work, I won't turn any away :o)
-Vintage flower frogs (with spikes or holes)
-Tea. I love to drink it and dye things with it!
-Coffee. Keurig pods as well as the grind-it-yourself type.
-Yikes pencils (from the '90s)
-All colors. There are no bad colors, just bad color combos.
-Jewelry made for me to wear. I love it all, rings, necklaces, earrings (both post and dangling), and bracelets. I am really into the Anthro-type jewelry like bib necklaces, show stopper pieces. Some are so simple yet so freakin' cool to look at.
-Crafts using recycled materials. (Green Craft magazine)
-Old books, books in foreign languages, old children's picture books and old children's school work books.
-Stamps and stamp pads (clear, mounted, unmounted) new or used is fine
-Keys (can be old or new)
-Rusty crusty things
-Crafts based on Murder She Wrote and Phil Collins :o)
-Cleaning supplies recipes (window cleaner, etc)
-Jewelry-making supplies (wire--all sizes, clasps, crimps, etc.)
-Beads (no plastic please, unless real pretty can't-tell-its-plastic beads)
-Shabby chic type items
-Bath/beauty products (lotions, bath salts, etc)
-Seeds (flowers, herbs, and so on)
-Something from my Etsy wishlist
-Craft books/magazines -- new or used is fine
-Something you think I will like but I don't specifically have it typed down on here
-Fabric (vintage or new)
-Watercolor pencils (new or used)
-Jelly Roll gel pens -- all colors
-Movies (DVDs). I am desperately looking for a few I would like to have in my collection.. Tombstone, Commando, Cliff Hanger, Casino, Don't tell Mom the Babysitters Dead, anything scary or action.
-Things my 6 year old girl would enjoy. She is a girly girl and loves Sophia the First, Doc McStuffins, Ladybug Girl, and Disney Princesses. Loves puzzles, books, and crafts.
-Military (National Guard) created crafts. I am engaged to a Sergent. I like to decorate the house in a few American Flags here and there and have seen some great DIYS on Pinterest.
-The letter "S" or "I" in any form (I collect them and hang them up around my home)
-Need more ideas? Check out my pinterest boards. I spend a lot of time on their and if you are wondering, well, you will probably find out on there.
-Please don't send me these items. I either have a lot of it, or just don't care for it. If I am in a swap that has to do with one of these items, then don't worry about it being here in my profile :o)
-Cutesy things (Kawaii, Precious Moments)
-Rewards stickers, tiny stickers
-Swaps thrown together with no thought
-People who read your PM and don't respond despite you needing their response on something.
-Candy. I used to have my favorites but literally overnight woke up and realized I hated sweet things. Fruit, yogurt, candy, pancakes, etc. It is depressing.
I am about double my age in what music I like. I love 60s, 70s, and especially 80s. I should have grown up in the 80s instead of being born right in the middle of it. I do like some music from today but music is definitely not as good as it used to be. Some favorites of mine include Genesis/Phil Collins, Don Henley/The Eagles, Depeche Mode, Howard Jones, Bruce Hornsby, Alice in Chains, Def Leppard, ELO, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kaskade, Rusko, and Enya.
I really like all types of music as well. I love everything from Dance (Abercrombie type music) to EDM (Rusko, Skrillex) to Hard Rock such as Disturbed. I also love smooth jazz and country. The only music I don't listen to is pretty much Gospel, Bluegrass and Big Band.
I love books! I don't get to read as much as I would like but when I do I usually am reading:
-Craft related books
-Mystery (Love Nora Roberts)
If you have any of the above that you don't want anymore, please send 'em my way! I would really like to read Ann Rice. I heard they are great.
I love all kinds of movies. I don't think there is a genre that I haven't cared for. Some favorites include:
-Christmas related (Christmas Vacation, Elf, Home Alone)
-Romacing the Stone
-Dumb and Dumber
-Book of Eli
-When Harry Met Sally
(If you haven't noticed a pattern, I love Robert Deniro, anything the man is in, I love. If anyone wants to make me a Robert Deniro ATC or Button Fairy, that would make.my.day.
I love a great TV show, but with no cable at the moment, I rely on Netflix or movies. Some favorites include:
-Murder She Wrote (own all available seasons on DVD)
-CSI (all of them, I watch every episode every week thanks to on demand!)
-Curb Your Enthusiasm
-Game of Thrones
-Food Network anything
I would love to dabble in every craft out there. Then there are crafts I love and crafts that are just not for me. Although I may not list a particular craft here as a favorite, probably because I don't do it myself, doesn't mean that I won't love it if you send something made by you doing it to me. I would really like to get into pretty packaging and envelope art. I love altered art and mixed media. I love to make jewelry and I love fashion/accessory DIY. I can always find a handful a day that I want to make. I also love to make button fairies and work with buttons in general. I am in the process of learning to sew on a machine. I am looking for good websites and books on the above crafts. Painting is currently one thing I do the most around my home. Painting on canvas, wood, mason jars, etc.
4/28/14 Update: At this time I have no tags to send out and none of which I have received. Will update as they happen :)
4/2010: Since my profile recently was deleted by my ridiculously slow computer (bug?) I lost my list of tags that I have received and have sent out. So this list is starting from April 2010.
To Send Out:
Sewing Notions and surprise to @lovestosew
Button Fairy to @Chinacat for the Tag in SOS (5/11/10)
Waiting to Receive:
Handmade mini journal from @smokeyquartz1980 for the Tag in SOS (4/20/09)
4/28/2014 Update: Just getting back on after being absent, I have no new names to add to the list and hopefully won't be adding any to the list in the near future.
4/2010: Since my profile was accidentally deleted I lost my entire list of flakers and non-raters. I will have to go back to my past swaps and see who has not rated me and re-type it out here since there is a lot of them!
@maliksmom for Pin-Up Girl Button Fairy (not active member)
@xraznskinnerx for the Phobia "D" ATC
Please check out my Pinterest boards as well as my past swaps on Flickr. I will update my Etsy favorites to get that current. If you are ever interested in doing a private swap, please message me. I have enjoyed doing those in the past. Look forward to swapping!
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