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Date Joined: September 10, 2011
Last Online: April 24, 2019
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

I was very active here, but life happened and I took a break for quite awhile. Got divorced, bought an old Victorian home, and became very active in creating assemblage art, which I enter in shows and galleries.

I love making something new out of something old. I really enjoy doing things with old children's books, especially collage. I've collaged a headboard, a toy piano, bowls, trays...everything but the kitchen sink!

I absolutely love making ATCs, particularly if I can draw parts of them or make mixed media collages using postage stamps. I am trying to make or collect an ATC with a postage stamp from every country!

For those new to making ATCs, I have posted some tips in the forums that you may find helpful. atc advice I also just started a blog that is all about ATCs. I post pics of mine and others, tips, techniques and tutorials.

I was inspired by a photo of JannieB's son's inchie collection so I started making inchies. I was quickly hooked, and my love of them may have surpassed my ATC addiction. My friends Donetta and Sheryl have now turned me onto BTCs...so many cool things to make!

I also dabble in zines, altered books, art journals, altered tins and encaustics. I just love all creative outlets!

Favorite Music

Anything but country! Mostly 80's & 90's "alternative" rock, jazz, classic rock. Huge fan of U2, also REM, Modest Mouse, Missio, Imagine Dragons, Violent Femmes, Talking Heads, 10,000 Maniacs, Queen, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, Billy Holiday, Iggy Pop, Smashing Pumpkins, the Lemonheads, Bare Naked Ladies and many more!

About Me

Divorced now, but have a great boyfriend. I have just one child, who is a sophomore in college. I am a college professor, and I share my home with a pointer mix named Chilly and a Yorkie named Reese. Both are rescues.

I love animals, gardening, art, travel, gaming, hiking and rehabbing my home, which was built in 1889. I have a massive Pez collection in my office that is now over 350!.

I love cars, specifically small, convertible sports cars: MGs, TR6, Miata, Z3, Z4, etc. I have a '98 Mercedes SLK230. It's red, and I named her Ruby as a nod to one of my all-time favorite movies, The Wizard of Oz....my license plates are "RBY SLPR"!

Favorite Movies

Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Benny and Joon, Juno, Litte Miss Sunshine, Platoon, The Help, Anything with Johnny Depp.

Stuff I like

Swap stuff I like include postage stamps, foreign coins, ATC supplies, paper, pictures and surprises! I can pretty much find a use for anything!

I don't think I can ever have enough embossing powder, brads or charms.

Anything with Wizard of Oz will be treasured.

I keep my ATC's arranged by themes. So far, these include Asian/Zen, famous people, cats, dogs, other animals, birds, butterflies, flowers, ladies, holidays, cities/countries, colors, cartoon characters, vintage, circus and in the style of different artists. I also keep a separate book for just those that are hand drawn or painted and one for zentangles.

I like logic puzzles, Sudoku and Scrabble-type word games on my iPad, which is the best invention of my lifetime! I have even developed apps of my own.

My favorite artists are Dali, Warhol, Monet, Klimt, Picasso and Renoir.

I'm not into angels, overly religious items, strong floral scents, Kawaii or "cookie-cutter" artwork. I like ATCs that are artistic. I don't like random gemstones or glitter added just for embellishment when it doesn't fit the composition of the card. Not a fan of buttons on ATCs either, as they are usually too big and seem too random.

Favorite Television

I love Game of Thrones. I also like Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Dexter, and some others.



donetta rated for AACG: Patchwork ATC on Mar 8, 2016
Comment: Wendy, I love everything about this beauty...from the story behind it to all the lovely stitching and sweet embellishments. Thank you for another lovely ATC, and for the eyelet and cotton lace trim...I can never get enough of those!
Hell0Z0mbie rated for Super Quick Deco Swap #3 on Feb 29, 2016
Comment: Thanks!!
Comment: Thanks for the cute card. Unfortunately the hearts came adrift.
Comment: Thank you for the cooling card. Really need it here as its so hot
hazelwitch3 rated for Altered Stamp People on Feb 17, 2016
Comment: I absolutely love your altered stamp people! Thank you so much for making them for me. Wasn't this a fun swap! Like you, I ended up making two. I'd happily participate in a similar swap again.
BeeMGee rated for AACG: Happy New Year - ATC on Feb 16, 2016
Comment: Catching up on missed ratings. Sorry Wendy. Loved the technique on this with all the sparkles. Thank you
AZmom875 rated for Trash to treasure UPC, Barcodes on Feb 6, 2016
Comment: Those are so creative and like you said much more artsy. I really do love them. I could smell the nail polish, but wasnt sure exactly what it was, your note explains it all. Thanks for the extra goodies of postage stamps.
Comment: Great atc, Wendy, love the rustic browns and oranges. Thank you so much!
donetta rated for AACG: Months of the Year-December on Jan 5, 2016
Comment: Wendy, thank you so much for another beauty for my holiday ATC collection! I love the sweet Santa, and all the lovely holiday embellishments put it in a class of its own! It's always a pleasure to swap with you!
lukeyduke rated for AACG: Vintage Elephant ATC on Dec 30, 2015
Comment: Wendy Sorry I am late in rating, I've been out of state for over a month. love this card!! Not overly done. Perfect, with really nice detail! What do you use for a finish? Kathie, your long lost swappartner
Fry rated for Bodhi Day ATC on Dec 28, 2015
Comment: Cool swap idea! Thanks for the awesome ATC! Are gelatos pan pastel? :)
Response: They are more like water soluble crayons.
Comment: Very nice ATC, thank you.
EmJaye92 rated for Nightmare ATC #2 - Clowns on Oct 13, 2015
Comment: Ohh, very creepy. Great drawing though! Love it. Thank you.
thequilterslink rated for Creepy Cute Monster ATC USA on Oct 9, 2015
Comment: thank you , loved the monster
nowweare8 rated for Disney Pocket Letter on Sep 28, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PL. I love it when people are Loving PL's and Disney as me! I enjoyed reading your letter. Thanks again Cass
ABH rated for Rebus Art ATC on Sep 26, 2015
Comment: Really clever ATC and beautiful too! Thank you!
Artstamper rated for AACG: Fashionable Ladies BTC on Sep 24, 2015
Comment: Really pretty BTC! It amazes me how different everyone makes these BTCs thanks so much. Loved the shoe charm!
raven rated for AACG: Music Theme ATC on Sep 16, 2015
Comment: Wow I love this card,, using real sheet music is a very creative ideal and it looks so beautiful..The stamps makes it complete..Great job and I am proud to have this card in my collection..Love the extra papers too..Thank you
aplusquilting rated for Sparkly-Inchie on Sep 1, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the great inchie ! I love it and I love the postage stamps you sent.
gramsbuttonbox rated for Sparkly-Inchie on Sep 1, 2015
Comment: Oh this turned out so delightful! I not only remember Gold Bond Stamps, I collected them! Hahaha. Thank you for the memory, and the cute Inchie! I love the variety of stamps, too! Someone must have told you I'm a stamp collector, too! Γ°ΕΈΛœβ‚¬
Response: I saw it on your profile.

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Hell0Z0mbie on Mar 24, 2016:

Hey I wanted to invite you to join my zentangle deco swap closing soon! http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/219420 :)

susiescottsdale on Jan 3, 2016:

Happy New Year and wishing you many blessings in 2016! Susie

hibiscus on May 17, 2014:

thank you so very much for a most remarkable rak!

djcamp04 on Feb 20, 2014:

The flip flops are absolutely amazing!! I can not wait for the first day of warm enough weather to wear them!! You Rock!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

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MiRdLHWY43 on Feb 3, 2014:

I tried to read the Keith Richards' too, Unfortunately they only let you check out a book 3x from the library!:-P

MiRdLHWY43 on Jan 29, 2014:

Been spying on your flicker and LOVE your work, so excited to have you as my partner in the altered tin swap.

BeeMGee on Jan 8, 2014:

Greetings from Australia Thanks for the card and Thanks very much for the group list. Please remove if you dont like the picture it made me giggle.

BusyB on Jan 5, 2014:


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