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Tiam1980

Tiam1980
Date Joined: June 19, 2013
Last Online: October 10, 2017
Birthday: September 23
Country: Canada
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Updated: 23 March 2015

I update often, so please check for updated likes, dislikes and wish list.

Hello my fellow Swappers!!

My name is Tia and I live in New Brunswick, Canada. I'm in my early 30s, married and have a 7yr old daughter.

I'm a crafter at heart and if I couldn't create, I think I'd go crazy! I love to paper craft, sew, crochet, and make jewelry.

I am a health and wellness advocate and have lost quite a bit of weight since Nov. 2013. I also practice yoga regularly, walk, run and generally enjoy being active. Namaste.

I am a self admitted Cat-o-holic. lol I love anything and all things cats!

I hate to admit it, but I'm a total computer geek. lol I love facebook, playing games and watching streaming tv.

I am also a Christian and am very contemporary, tolerant and easy going. I firmly believe in equality for all mankind. :)

Please feel free to message me if you have any questions, need info for a swap or would like to see about doing a private swap.

Ciao!!

Tia

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Crocheting
Dishcloths, Amigurumi, Scarves, Hats, Purses, Granny squares and basically anything I get the urge to crochet.

Sewing
I've been sewing since I was a child and love a challenge. I recently bought a serger and am loving it!! I currently make: Mug rugs, Clothing, Blankets, Cloth napkins, Stuffed toys, Cloth feminine hygiene products and anything else I get a pattern to!

I also love to create patterns off the top of my head or try my hand at sewing something I've seen online or someone wearing.

Jewelery
I love working with natural stones and make earrings, necklaces and bracelets. I really love making loom seed bead bracelets and making hand woven beaded earrings. I also wire wrap sea glass from the beaches here.

Scrapbooking
I really enjoy making pages for my daughter's album and my wedding album.

Photography
I adore taking photos! I live on the Atlantic Ocean and there is always something new and exciting to take photos of. I just love seeing a new flower in my garden and snapping an up-close shot of it to show off the beauty of the blossom.

ATCs & Handmade Greeting Cards I love using stamps and fabric on cards and ATCs.

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Here are a few things I like:

  • Yoga, Ohm, Namaste themed items
  • Tie-Dye fabric, paper, etc...
  • Ethnic/Tribal designs
  • Boho
  • Feathers
  • Watercolors
  • Native American designs
  • Mandalas
  • Dream Catchers
  • Lotus flowers
  • Cats (photos, cartoons, big and small)
  • Grumpy Cat!
  • Cat Postage Stamps
  • Peacocks
  • Eagles
  • Sugar skulls
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red Foxes
  • Handmade & homemade items
  • Recycled projects
  • Any stickers suited for my 7yr old daughter, Anna. :) (My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Monster High, Cats, Dogs)

Postcards:

  • Anything with Cats (small or large)
  • Foxes
  • Touristy (love pictures of other cities and landmarks)
  • Churches
  • Handmade
  • Scrapbook style
  • Funny (but not crude)
  • Natural wonders
  • Native American

    Guess I'm really not too picky. lol

I would LOVE anything off this list and can pretty much guarantee you a heart. :-D

  • Boho, ethnic or tribal items
  • Cat themed items. >^..^<
  • Bird themed items, especially peacocks and eagles

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  • No junk food at all. I don't eat it or want it.

  • I really don't want anything to do with the dark arts, Satanism, skulls (sugar skulls are ok) or evil.

  • Nothing sexual or pornographic. No exceptions!

  • No crudeness or swearing.

  • I also don't like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy or any of the other made up Holiday characters.

  • I also really hate rudeness and lying.

  • FLAKERS!! Flaking is stealing. Plain and simple.

  • Non-Raters! People who don't rate make me sad. :( Please be kind enough to rate me in a timely manner when you receive a swap.

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I try to get my swap packages out within a few days of getting assigned partners. I also like to check profiles to see what my partners like, so you might just get a profile surprise. :)

I also always take photos of what I send. If you don't get something in a timely manner, let me know and I'll send you the photo of what to look for.

If I ever send something that isn't up to standards (which I hope never happens!), please contact me before giving a low rating so I can remedy it. :)

Allergies

Sadly, I do have allergies so please don't include any swap items that have the following:

  • Peanuts & Walnuts
  • Aspartame
  • Sage
  • MSG & other preservatives
  • Soy based foods
  • Wool
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Latex (bananas, kiwi, and avocado contain natural latex, so none of those either)

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My favourite tea flavours:

  • Orange/Mandarin, Chocolate, Peach, Vanilla, Orange Pekoe, Green Tea, Rooibos, Blueberry, Strawberry, Black Tea, Mint

Dislikes:

  • No loose teas, please. Cloves, Nutmeg, Cinnamon; Chai; Bigelow Constant Comment; Star Anise (black licorice); Earl Grey

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I HATE to have to make this list. :(

Flakers!

@dianamwright for CHWH: Christmas ATC -Rated her a 1, she has now been fully suspended -ANGELED by @nsgrammy2012 - Thank you!!!

@TheSharpieKid for my swap Beginners ATC #2 - Flower Theme -Rated him a 1 for never receiving the swap - ANGELED by @AMUse - Thank you!!!

Non-Raters

@jamoore for Quick Newbie 5 flat things Swap #4 Sender's Choice.

@ShandaPanda for ATC with a tree

@jaylin for Christmas card(s) for the children!

@Dancingtree for CCD Christmas Card Swap

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the two wonderful ATC's..... They are cute, and well made, I liked them very much... Take care... and thank you for the extras also.
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Comment: Can't wait to pass this deco along, your page was beautiful! Thank you so much for the extras!!! :)
snowy652 rated for "Easter" Theme ATC on May 14, 2014
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Comment: Love his little tail. Thank you so much. I squealed at the labels. You blessed my heart. Wish I could give you multiple hearts
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Comment: Thank you Tia, for sharing your story. It sounds like you're doing really great so far, I've no doubt you'll reach your goal! Thank you also for the extra ribbon, and I'm going to try out the meatloaf recipe.
justmesks rated for CSG ~ Life Verses on May 12, 2014
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Comment: Received your wonderful card in today's mail. What an uplifting inspiration! I've been struggling with the all to familiar weight loss game. You gave me new motivation. I'm going to check out that book "Made to Crave". I also like the illustration of the caterpillar in the cocoon! Thank you so very much. I love the recipe cards! Have a great week!
piglet59645 rated for Tatty Teddy on May 9, 2014
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Comment: Absolutely adorable. You are another who is a natural at making ATC's. I love my tatty teddy. :) Thank you so much!
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Comment: Wow yours came super fast! Love what you did with the pig bag on the envelope that is a real unique idea and I may have to try that. :) Thank you for the deep purple card, it is so pretty and for all of the nice embellishments, they will look nice on ATC's. And thank you for doing this swap with me. It was fun. OH and thank you for your one and only piggy sticker! So cute.
AZmom875 rated for CCD ♥Positive Quote PC♥ 3 on May 7, 2014
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Comment: I loved the card. I sure love the PCs with old cards. My hubby said late 80s even possibly a 1991 car. The info about the reversing falls was also something new and fascinating. Thank you
ByNickiG rated for CCD ♥Positive Quote PC♥ 3 on May 5, 2014
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Comment: Thank You!
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Comment: I can't wait to fill out a page in your deco book! :) Hopefully this one makes its way back to you!!
Whippet rated for ~*~ Easter Card (2014) ~*~ on Apr 9, 2014
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Comment: Wow thank you Tia for the huge Easter card you sent to me with the extras of the New Brunswick, Canada PC, the stickers showing dogs, stars. Your card I'm putting on display in my apt.
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Comment: Thank you, I just found this card, and realized I had not rated you. I did love the card.
MelinaBea rated for Just Because on Mar 26, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much for the elephant card and stickers! I will send you our warmth via priority mail ;-) Although Autumn is here, so the weather is grey and rainy :(
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Comment: Great job, wonderful work, and thank you so very much... Luved them..
anrtist rated for CSG~ 1st swap! ;-) on Mar 25, 2014
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Comment: EXCEPTIONAL PEACOCK SWAP!!!! ;-) u Really made me smile!!!! I luv your paper, card, feathers, stamp(Wish I had one!!!) & Peacock feathers earrings, i didnt have any like them!!! And of course your Bookmarks are very nice too!!! I would give you a ton o hearts if i could!!!! ;-) Thanx & Blessings, cc
midteacher rated for Easy Breezy Deco Newbie Swap #3 on Mar 25, 2014
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Comment: Love the theme! Looking forward to creating my page and sending it on.
piglet59645 rated for Washi Tape ATC on Mar 15, 2014
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Comment: This is beautifully done, it almost looks factory made. :) I love the colors and how you coordinated them too. Great job! Love it! I appreciate all of the extras too and they will surely be used. :)
Mimi7 rated for Swap Bot Envie w/face ATC on Mar 14, 2014
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Comment: Hi Tia, I love my Ernie the Envie ATC you sent! Great job. So glad we have so much in common. Do you have any cats?Thanks so much for the note in the cat notecard, cat stickers, animal stickers, ATC sleeves and cat notecard. What great happy mail to receive today. :) Oh I just read you have 3 cats, I have 3 also! :)
natasha838 rated for Notecard Scavenger Hunt on Mar 11, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecards. I love the idea of using calendar pages for envelopes. I often end up with an extra calendar or two that just get recycled - not any more!
tanjah76 rated for Beginners ATC #8 - Black & White on Mar 7, 2014
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Comment: Hi Tia, Thank you for the swap, i love your ATC. Happy swapping Tanja

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 163 17 18
Completed Fives Threes Ones
139 172 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 59 79 0
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Comments

ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 13, 2016:

Knock, knock!
I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have a AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.
Esty
Come join in on the fun!
Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you!
~Rachael

Apelser on Dec 31, 2014:

From Sharings God's Grace Group:

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SA

anrtist on Mar 25, 2014:

Thank you so much for the extra special peacock swap you put together for me!!! ;-) It was a really special package for a special swap since it is the 1st swap in the CHRISTIAN SWAPPERS GROUP!

LauraAust on Mar 10, 2014:

flyingfox on Jan 16, 2014:

Hi Tia, Thank you very much for the beautiful ATC! Absolutely LOVE it!!! Wow, the fox card is soooo cute as well!!! Thank you for being such an awesome host and an extraordinary angel!!!

keyscullar on Jan 11, 2014:

Thank you my angel Tia! The postcard is great and I loved reading about your Christmas traditions. Happy New Year! Tammy McCullars

sassafrass on Jan 9, 2014:

Welcome to International Small Swaps! We have lots of great swaps going on, and more coming soon. Hope you will enjoy our group :)

Tommy123 on Dec 15, 2013:

Happy Christmas, i like to pimp your profile ;-) I send you a messages on ravely.com

stevado on Dec 11, 2013:

Thank you very much for resending the New Year ATC, I love it ♥♥♥

Darida on Nov 2, 2013:

Thank you very much or sewing pattern.! IT definitely enough pattern supply to cover tons of ATC! WOW I better get started ;-) I hope my package will make you happy too. Thank you again.

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