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Wanda

Wanda
Date Joined: July 12, 2007
Last Online: September 24, 2018
Birthday: August 18
Country: United States
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About Me

(NEW NOTE: May 8, 2018 - I had my surgery this morning and it’s not going as easy as I’d hoped. I am really in pain and have nausea, bleeding, bruising, headache, coughing, etc. I don’t owe anything unless something didn’t arrive. I will try to check in daily, but if there is a problem, I will take care of it as soon as I am able.... which may be awhile. But I will make it up and resend. )

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, history, cemeteries, journaling, YouTubing, playing video games (All Sims games, Viva Pinata, all Harvest Moon games, Animal Crossing, etc.), vintage vinyl dolls, American Girl dolls, My Life dolls and most 18" dolls, handmade doll clothes, posing my Barbie type dolls and taking photos of them, then adding dialog and posting them somewhere. At the moment (3/2018) my favorite hobbies are journaling, and decorating my journal pages, junk journaling, and en masse composition notebooks. On YT, I am Suzanne Sky1, if you care to check out my videos. "Like, Comment and Subscribe" as everyone says. ;) I also enjoy making and receiving ATCs and handmade postcards. I do collect storebought postcards too. I love a wide (VERY wide) range of subjects but in particular, New Mexico and Arizona culture or scenery and ANYTHING and everything related to Forks, Washington or the nearby area. Also Ireland and Scotland - Celtic history, Natural attractions, stone circles, celtic crosses, history, etc., Frida Kahlo related, Mexican pyramids or ancient sites and archeology, and Europe.

I like all things gardening, yard art, farming (very small scale), permaculture, ecology, nature and related subjects. I keep a flock of 10 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.

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, 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

  • 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.

  • the book, 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, Dunkirk, 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 (sometimes), 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, The Good Witch on Hallmark, Breaking Bad, The Dead Files, Dateline, ...

My favorite crafts to do

I like painting, drawing or collaging ATCs and postcards. Also journaling and making little assembleges, collage, mixed media, also crochet, but only VERY simple things, and I have to be in the mood.

Some swap item ideas or art themes I like!

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

  • Postcards of all kinds

  • Die-cuts

  • 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

  • historical subjects

  • botanical illustrations

  • special or historical trees

  • Irish, Celtic, Czech, German, Scottish, subjects

  • 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.

  • homemade sewn stuffed animals or dolls (not dotees, though)

  • poem written by you

  • bee items

  • chicken themed things

  • veggie garden themes

  • veggie things

  • farm themes

  • cactus and succulants

  • acorn themed things

  • washi tape samples

  • anything that can be used to decorate my journal.

  • interesting food packaging labels.

  • notecards with envelopes

  • 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.)

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

  • flavored teas

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

  • hand carved stamps

  • doll clothes (for 18" American girl and My Life 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

  • 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. (But not Disney or cartoon types)

  • Christian religious art

  • anything with the initial 'W'

  • the number 5 as a theme or a cut-out

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Interesting magazine cut-outs.

  • 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. I hate having such a long dislike list. :( So I want to say that if you send me any of these things it's OKAY. If I can't use them, I will pass them on or find something else to do with them. I will never rate down for anything that meets the host's swap requirements.

My favorite colors

Reds, greens, 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

  • 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

  • die-cuts, any kind, but especially 'fences'.

  • cemetery, grave or tombstone themed things

-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:

Favorite themes would be...

  • Nativity (or any part of it)

  • Posada

  • Elves

  • Vintage look

  • Christmas collage sheets or various collage elements.

  • etc., etc., 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. :)

Ratings

zestymom35 rated for A Letter a Day 2018 #38 on Jul 24, 2018
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zestymom35 rated for A Letter a Day 2018 #39 on Jul 24, 2018
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HannahsMommy07 rated for A Letter a Day 2018 #33 on Jul 4, 2018
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Comment: It was super nice to see you in my mailbox. Love the google eyes Cow notecard. Your home seems very peaceful and tranquil. Its a true blessing your family surrounds you. Thank you for writing.
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Nurse101 rated for Receipt Journal on Apr 27, 2018
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Comment: I love your journal...what an inspiration for my own design ! Thank You!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart. 😊
esmy77 rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap April #15 on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Wanda I really loved your letter, hahaha! it pulled at every string of my heart! thank you!
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Esmy. Thanks for the heart. 😊
jaimierandolph rated for A Letter a Day 2018 #35 on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: Omgoodness, i love your handwriting! Thank you so much for writing! Loved the stickers as and any envie with something on the outside always makes me smile 😁! Until the next letter be safe!
Response: Thank you, Jaimie! And you’re welcome. 😊 I’ve really enjoyed these swaps you’ve been hosting. 📬😄👍
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Comment: Love the card - Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you for the heart. 😊
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Comment: Thanks for the great book review. Also, I have read the book you’re currently reading and I loved it ;)
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed it. 😊. Thank you for the heart.
jandmterry rated for A Letter a Day 2018 #36 on Apr 20, 2018
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter. I mailed one off to you today.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I’m looking forward to receiving your letter. 💖😊📬
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Comment: This one made it! Legendary Locations sounds like a show that we would be interested in. I'm going to have to check that out. Thanks for telling me about your day! :D
Response: You’re welcome, mermaidery. And thank you for the heart. 😊
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Comment: Hope you find some great penpals!
Response: Thank you, tristitia. I hope you do too. 📬😊👍
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Comment: Thank you for your pretty card of sunflowers. They are one of my favorites. I love ordinary days. They can be so relaxing I think I'll have a day like that today.
Response: You’re welcome, churlann. Thank you for the heart. 💖😊📬
jandmterry rated for A Letter a Day 2018 #34 on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter. I am your partner for another of these swaps do you’ll be hearing from me soon. Thank you for the pretty floral stickers.
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks for the heart. I’m glad you liked my letter and I’m looking forward to the next round, when I hear from you. 😊📬
mylove4craft rated for Book Lover's Notecard Swap on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: I will have to look up Charles DeLint! Can't believe I've never heard of him! Thank you!
Response: You’re very welcome! I hope you like him as much as I do. 📚😊📚
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Comment: Thank you, Wanda!
Response: You’re welcome! 😊
ArtsyEm rated for Talk About Your Day Notecard #47 USA on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: Wanda, your envelope is gorgeous! And my first Mr. Rogers stamp- yay! Thank you so much <3
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! 😊 Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: I just love these little "Talk about your day" swaps. I have my share of dull days, also, so no worries! :P
Response: I have really been enjoying this swap series too. 😊 Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely notecard! I never mind mail from the same person back to back. :)
Response: Me either! 😄 Thanks for the heart.

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Comments

CurlyTea on Aug 20, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

kisforkechell on May 30, 2018:

Welcome to Sisters in Christ!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 25, 2018:

Hello, Profile check, how are you?

I have a new letter swap up, I would love for you to join , if you can.

click the link

clickhere

ericabella on Apr 22, 2018:

Thanks again for the letter and the cool envelope. Good luck with the testing and possible surgery. Sending good vibes your way!

zerosummons on Apr 16, 2018:

Thank you for the Menagerie Tag! I love all the sweet little bears you sent!!

jukejan on Mar 28, 2018:

Good luck in the hospital kid!

WoodlandBanshee on Nov 2, 2017:

Thanks so much for the package of lovely paper goods that arrived today. It's a generous package and I'll certainly use everything! Cheers and take care

CurlyTea on Aug 18, 2017:

theevidenceisme on Mar 25, 2017:

Thank you for the humorous postcard from the CPG forum tag! I found the humor in it, ha :)

kweandee on Jan 25, 2017:

Just post a new deco swap (non group related) if your interested ;)

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/237788

~Des

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