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Wanda

Wanda
Date Joined: July 12, 2007
Last Online: August 28, 2016
Birthday: August 18
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm eccentric, happy and kind. Kind of an oddball, prone to flights of fancy and imagination. I'm a whimsical type of person who revels in nature, plants, trees and the wild.

My favorite season is Autumn. The air is both thick and thin with a magical pulse. It feels as though if I were to round a corner quick enough, I might catch sight of some little fae creature scurrying off into the weeds.

I'm a wife, mother and grandmother from South Texas. My interests include art - especially outsider type, drawn and painted by hand - native plants, herbs, parish life, history, cemeteries, blogging (only due to my wonky computer and old OS, my blog no longer recognizes me), playing video games (All Sims games, Viva Pinata, all Harvest Moon games, Fable 2, Animal Crossing, Oblivion...), vintage vinyl dolls, handmade doll clothes, posing my Barbie type dolls and taking photos of them, then adding dialog and posting them somewhere, making YouTube videos of my new My Life As... doll. and much more. I also have American Girl Felicity, and two other 18" dolls, but they are packed away at the moment, but when I manage to find and unpack them, they will be in videos too. At the moment (6/2016) my favorite hobbies are journaling, and decorating my journal pages, and YouTubing. On YT, I am Suzanne Sky1, if you care to check out my videos. "Like, Comment and Subscribe" as everyone says. ;)

I like all things gardening, yard art, farming (very small scale), permaculture, ecology, nature and related subjects. I keep a flock of 23 chickens and sell fresh eggs regularly, from home. I also try to have a garden and sell the veggies when I can.
I have herbs and flowers (wild and domestic) and trees and bushes of all kinds and am mostly transitioning to Texas native species in new things I add.

My 6 year old granddaughter is with me often and we like to play games, play with dolls and little figures (Littlest Pet Shop, Shopkins, Squinkies, etc) , do art, and make crafts.

FOR RECIPE SWAPS/TAGS: I really like all kinds, but some are especially nice: healthy recipes, main dishes, savory snacks and hors d'oeuvres, vegetables, holiday foods, baked goods appropriate for selling at the farmers market and of course your tried and true recipes that you use regularly. I prefer recipes on paper (but not written on front AND back) rather than on recipe cards since I glue them into a binder, sort of like scrapbook style. But I won't gripe if you feel the need to use recipe cards. ;) ALLERGIC TO SHRIMP, but other seafood is fine.

My favorite books

  • The Bible, especially The Catholic Youth Bible

  • all books by Michael D. O'Brien - I love his art, too.

  • all books by Charles de Lint. He is the creator of the urban fantasy genre. I love both his YA books and his adult fiction.

  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King

  • books about permaculture and related subjects

  • I like Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert,too, at the moment

  • books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - His short story, Eyes of the Blue Dog is amazingly wonderful.

  • The Twilight series

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

My favorite movies

The Passion of the Christ, My Family/Mi Familia, almost all of M. Knight Shayamalan's movies, and the oldies, -It's a Wonderful Life, You Can't Take it With You, Harvey, most Johnny Depp movies (love odd characters!) and others.

My favorite TV shows

Survivor, The Walking Dead, Big Brother, Top Chef, Food Network Star, Project Runway, The Amazing Race, Modern Family, The Middle, Who Do You Think You Are, Finding Our Roots, Deadliest Catch, Duck Dynasty, The Good Witch, Breaking Bad, The Dead Files, Dateline, ...

My favorite crafts to do

I like painting, drawing or collaging ATCs, postcards or 'odd sizes'. Making little assembleges, collage, mixed media, also crochet, but only VERY simple things, and I have to be in the mood. Most of my art these days has to do with my journaling.

Some swap item ideas or art themes I likevAlt textv

These are just suggestions, not a 'gimme list'. So many of the things I like are cheap or free, that I thought swappers might like to have a lower cost choice to send, rather than spend more money than necessary.

  • ethnic

  • folk art

  • outsider art

  • Squinkies and Shopkins, or any little toy figures

  • anything to do with street art of any kind or
    graffiti on train cars

  • trees in art, especially crooked or twirly limbed trees

  • Zetti anything

  • zines

  • mixed media art

  • paintings done on newspaper or similar prints

  • art work done on brown paper such as brown paper bags

  • vintage, but not the fancy Victorian, lacey style

  • kitschy

  • funky and retro things all make me happy.

  • I like sock monkeys of all kinds

  • homemade sewn stuffed animals or dolls

  • poem written by you

  • bee items

  • chicken themed things

  • veggie garden themes

  • veggie things

  • farm themes

  • acorn themed things

  • washi tape samples

  • anything that can be used to decorate my journal

  • notecards with envelopes

  • zip bags

  • anthromorphic animals or veggies or fruit or plants

  • anything I can use for bento (decorative picks, dividers, small cute containers, rice molds, egg molds, etc.)

  • rick rack - all sizes/colors

  • wine charms - mismatched singles are GREAT; it doesn't have to be a set

  • charms, embellishments, trinkets

  • zines

  • flavored teas

  • stencils of any kind (used or home made is fine)

  • hand carved stamps

  • doll clothes (for 6" - 18" vinyl 'toddler' (non-baby) dolls and for Barbies/Kens), especially vintage or handmade doll clothes. Thrifted things are great!

  • miniatures 1:6 scale (like Barbie sizes) or 1:12 scale (for petite Blythe types) - scale doesn't have to be totally accurate - either bought items or crafted from clay or re-purposed items.

  • anything Claddagh themed

  • homemade soap

  • figural/guest soaps

  • Celtic motif things

  • anything 'tree' themed

  • tree of life theme

  • faerie lore

  • faerie themed things that are not frilly or girly-girl, all kinds of fae such as goblins, trolls, elves, etc. (No Disney or cartoon types)

  • Christian religious art

  • anything with the initial 'W'

  • the number 5 as a theme

  • small bottles of acrylic paint, any color

  • eyeglasses cords or whatever they are called. Usually strings of beads that connect to each side of your glasses, so you can take them off and they hang around your neck. Any style or color.

  • pillowcases, homemade or store bought, any color or print. Can be only one or a set.

  • Woodsy embellishments and things like leaves, trees, acorns, etc. (not real ones)

  • collage sheets and images (many are offered free for printing on Flickr)

  • altered boxes

  • anything Frida Kahlo

  • decorative garden doo-dads

  • I LOVE Little Red Riding Hood Items

  • Almost any fairy tale themed thing, as long as it is not Disney

  • Especially Snow White and Rose Red - I'd love to have the children's book of that - used, even in fair condition would totally ROCK!

  • Gift cards to Walmart or HEB or Amazon

  • Any little doll (but not dotees) or action figure or animal

  • Heart shaped rocks (found, not the made and polished kind)

  • I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THRIFTED STUFF IN GOOD CONDITION.

Dislikes

  • Disney items
  • gummy candy
  • sour or tart candy
  • licorice candy
  • Dotee dolls
  • Shabby Chic themes
  • Not really into bling, girly-girl, animal prints, furry stuff, glam, etc.

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My favorite colors

Greens, reds, and mostly dark, bright (but not neon) or jewel tones, as opposed to pastels, for most things. I also love plaid!

Halloween Preferences:

I love Halloween!!! But not bloody, gory, devil or anti-Christian (like upside down crosses, etc.). I'm not crazy about ouija boards either. Halloween things are welcome year around!

My favorites are:

  • Pumpkins, bats, black cats, owls, ravens/crows, jack-o-lanterns, or other "veggie people"

  • Vintage look type of style is cool, too.

  • I LOVE altered vintage photos used for Halloween things...like witch hats on people, etc.

  • Skeletons, both regular ones and Dia de los Muertos style

  • Halloween papers

  • Cloth ribbons in orange and black prints

  • Orange or black rick-rack, lace or braid.

  • Halloween collage sheets or collage elements...there are many free ones offered on Flickr, if your printer prints them well.

  • creepy or twirly limbed tree items

  • cemetery, grave or tombstone themed things

  • metal embelishment pieces

-ghosts and monsters of all kinds

  • Most things, barring the things I said I don't like at the top of this catagory. Halloween things are welcome year around!

Christmas Preferences:

I don't think there is anything Christmas-y (or other winter holiday themed) that I would dislike, except the spelling of Christmas as 'Xmas', or anything off-color or warped. Favorite themes would be...

  • Nativity (or any part of it)

  • Posada

  • Elves

  • Vintage look

  • Christmas collage sheets or various collage elements.

  • etc.

  • If we are in a swap together and the Christmas or Winter theme is unspecified, you are more than welcome to send me art in YOUR favorite winter holiday celebration. I am not offended by receiving Yule, Hanukkah, Kwaanza or other art work. :)

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Ratings

Gardenlizard rated for PSUSA - One Stamp Washi Swap #3 on Aug 15, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Artstamper rated for MMPC: Fall Leaves on Aug 12, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Very pretty leaves, I like the security envelope texture you used. Thank you so much.
Response: You're very welcome! And thank you for the heart. :)
Kraftylady777 rated for MPU: Halloween in July on Aug 11, 2016
5
rating
Comment: How amazingly beautiful and creative! Thanks so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like it, Kim! And that it arrived safely. :) Thank you for the heart.
Tiff121 rated for One Stamp Washi Swap #7 (USA) on Aug 6, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Loved the samples. Thank you.
Response: You're very welcome. Thanks for the heart. :)
atinagrace rated for One Stamp Washi Swap #6 (USA) on Aug 2, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much, Wanda..love the samples!!
Response: You're very welcome, atinagrace! :)
kisforkechell rated for Just to say HELLO on Jul 26, 2016
5
rating
 
5
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KreativeKrafter rated for Stickers Jul 16 on Jul 13, 2016
5
rating
Comment: thank you i loved the stickers
Response: I'm so glad you did, KreativeKrafter. 😊 Thank you for the heart.
Cauti92 rated for Envelope of Stickers #37 on Jul 11, 2016
5
rating
Comment: 2nd Rate/Send I thank you for resending the swap(you really didn't have to!) I wish I could give you another 💙 I truly thank you!!! 1st Rate/Send: I enjoyed the stickers & rated a 5 with a heart because somewhere along the line mud & water mixed in with it and some of the stickers were ruined 😢 BUT I know it had to have happened after you sent it out. Happy Swapping!!!
Response: Oh, no, Cauti! I hate that that happened! It's been so dry and rainless here in South Texas for quite a while, so I know it didn't happen anywhere in my area. But that doesn't help, with what you received. I am not home now, I'm visiting family in another part of the state for awhile. When I return home, I will try to get another envelope of stickers off to you.
Chromia rated for Stickers Jul 16 on Jul 9, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers (my girl took most of them lol) and the smashable paper (I ALWAYS love it!!!)
Response: You're so welcome, Chromia. I'm glad what I sent made you AND your daughter happy. 😊 Thanks for the heart.
Magpieandluna rated for Envelope of Stickers #37 on Jul 8, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much i loved the happy mail!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart. :)
5
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Comment: Thanks for making such a unique postcard! Two of my fav things Pikachu and dontus!!!!
Response: You're very welcome, APRILENLIGHTENED. Thanks for the heart. Yes, when I read that on your profile, I was so glad I had a Pikachu and a donut in my stash. LOL!
JaMaJo rated for ***Massive Handmade Postcard Swap*** on Jul 5, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard! Drawing is not one of my fortes (spelling) and I so enjoy seeing what other people draw.
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you like the postcard, JaMaJo. Thank you so much for the heart. :)
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for cool Post card
Response: You are very welcome, thequilterslink! Thanks for the heart. :)
5
rating
Comment: Love the pc thank you
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
5
rating
Comment: Loved the post card. Thanks
Response: You're welcome! 😊 I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
bigmamabird rated for HMPC: Mixed Media Collage PC on Jul 2, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great card Wanda! Never say I hope you'll like it!! If a partner can't enjoy some aspect of any incoming mail art it is their problem, not yours..! I like the sentiment the most, and love that you created that sassy woman yourself, also the background is rockin'!
Response: Thank you so much for the great comment, bigmamabird! You are very kind. And thanks for the heart. I have a YouTube channel and my last video showed all 8 of the postcards I sent out earlier. If you care to watch or subscribe, it's SuzanneSky1.
PurpleButterfly rated for Just to say HELLO on Jun 29, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Nice to swap with you again, 😊
Response: Thank you, Purple Butterfly. I am enjoying it too. 😊
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the awesome collage! Love it! hugs.
Response: You're very welcome, kitty! I am so glad you like it! Hugs back! :)
goinjenny rated for Envelope of Stickers #36 on Jun 23, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the extras
Response: You're very welcome. Thank you for the heart. :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 278 9 9
Completed Fives Threes Ones
244 320 0 0
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Comments

bjmonroe on Aug 18, 2016:

Happy Birthday from the Crafting Queens

RyeRye on Aug 18, 2016:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

LLL/IS

ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 11, 2016:

Knock, knock! I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have an AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card 🙏 Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.

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Come join in on the fun! Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you! ~Rachael

Cauti92 on Aug 6, 2016:

THANK YOU!!!! Thank you for resending the swap, you really didn't need to...it was truly an extra happy mail day, for me!!! I KNOW the damage happened after it left your home! Which is why I gave you the 5/❤️ In Swap: Envelope of Stickers #37 sincerely & gratefully Margie! Happy Swapping!!!

RyeRye on Aug 1, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month!

LLL

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

user2637 on Mar 23, 2016:

Thanks for the Halloween-y ATC from the PF Make an ATC tag! :)

AdelaideQuinn on Aug 20, 2015:

Thank you so much for the ATCs and pages you sent for the Quick I need tag!

tcornell on Aug 18, 2015:

Thank you so much for all the lovely notecards and stickers for the "I Wish For... Tag"! I love them :)

Spunthread on Aug 16, 2015:

Thank you so much for my random flat envie - I love it!!

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