Date Joined: January 29, 2010
Last Online: November 14, 2015
Birthday: December 18
Country: United States
My Flickr Photos
** I'll be gone until October 10th on vacation. Thanks! **
Hi! I enjoy doing all sorts of crafts, from paper projects to stuffies. I'm in an ATC phase right now, with an occasional profile based or private swap thrown in!
I have two fantastic teenage kids (a boy and a girl - perfect!), and have been married to my high school sweetheart for more than 20 years. We currently have 1 cat (Tiki), 3 dogs (Cocoa, Rocky and Ruger) and a rabbit (Bon Bon), as well as fish and stickbugs, but have had most sorts of animals as part of our family, from scorpions to hedgehogs, bearded dragons to hamsters, parakeets to a freshwater stingray. We just love animals â™¥ My daughter is in her second year of college and lives about 15 minutes away, so we miss having her at home, but still get to see her fairly often! :D
We love living in Alaska, and a trip to Disney World every year or two keeps us sane (it's the darkness, not the cold that drives you batty)! We are taking my mom this September for her very first trip. She will be 77 and I know she's going to have an awesome time!! :D.
I like mysteries, suspense, crime dramas, etc, with my favorites being Lisa Jackson, Iris Johansen, JA Jance and definitely Kay Hooper (paranormal mystery/crime drama).
I love the Twilight Saga, Ted Dekker, and Scott Westerfeld (all of which my daughter introduced me to)! I really hope Stephenie Meyer decides to finish Midnight Sun! ** I actually considered taking this part out of my profile because of the anti-Twilighters out there, but decided that would be really childish and would let the haters win. If you don't wish to swap with me because our book tastes don't match, I certainly won't hold it against you...
I enjoy getting ideas from craft magazines and books, and learning new techniques through them. I also love the abundance of ideas and tutorials on the net and am grateful for the sharing atmosphere of the crafting community!!
I enjoy The Walking Dead, Dexter, Being Human (both versions), Once Upon A Time, Chopped, Top Chef, professional (and high school) football and lots of HG Channel and Food Network shows (although I don't really like cooking all that much - I mostly enjoy the "challenges"). I passively watch (listen to?) a lot of History Channel and UFC as I craft and my husband watches...
I like a lot of different crafts, and seem to go through stages. I have really enjoyed scrapbooking, making envies, working with polymer clay (making animals and covering altoid tins, etc), jewelry making of all sorts, beading (from pony bead keychains to seed bead ornaments and jewelry), altered purses, jump and rubber ring jewelry, rubber stamping, coloring (mostly with Sharpies, but also colored pencils), shrinky dinks (bracelets, earrings, necklaces), gift card jewelry and keychains, altered bottle caps, etc, etc.
** Since joining Swap-bot I have learned to make ATCs, matchboxes, inchies, twinchies and skinnys, and would someday love to learn to knit or crochet. I enjoy zentangling, but am in the very early stages of learning, so they are still very rough. **
â™¥ Love making stuffies/plushies - way too cute!! â™¥
I just like to make stuff!!
I love ALL colors, with maybe a slight preference for blues, pinks and purples. I like pink/brown combos, green & purple together, black & white, and stripes of all kinds. But I also love black, white and gray, so really, anything!
I like a wide variety of themes, from nature to skulls, cupcakes to Skelanimals, Invader Zim (GIR) and Emily the Strange to snowmen!
I really appreciate and enjoy receiving a well done piece with a vintage theme, but I just don't seem to have the knack a lot of people have to put it all together and make it look great!
I adore (in no particular order) CATS, bunnies, DOGS, giraffes, POLAR BEARS, zebras, LIONS, meerkats, PENGUINS, squirrels, MOOSE, pandas, LLAMAS, seahorses, HEDGEHOGS, as well as most other animals, and cute/cutesy things in general.
I love the whole woodland theme, covering all the precious animals as well as the mushrooms, gnomes, trees, etc.
I like Snoopy, Scooby Doo, Stitch, and Hoops & Yoyo (they're a Hallmark brand), TokiDoki and Momiji!
I always like doing paper crafts so love brads, ribbons, interesting backgrounds, cute buttons, charms, and other embellishments for such. :D
I like chocolate (milk a little more than dark, and I don't really care for white) but NOT nuts or coconut (allergies)!
My initials are AYM, and my birthstone is turquoise.
I don't drink any flavored drinks (including coffee, tea, soda, cocoa, etc) - I'm pretty much a water drinker, so fairly boring there... â™«
And I love to try new things so please feel free to broaden my horizons!!
I really like to send out personal packages that will hopefully make my partner smile. :D My main focus is to do a quality swap that I would love to receive, hopefully profile based to let my partner know it was made just for them! I seriously appreciate and cherish anything that I receive that I can tell was done with care and thought put into it.
I promise that I absolutely will NOT flake on you, so if you haven't received anything within a week to ten days of when it shows I've mailed something, p.l.e.a.s.e. send me a message.
I do live in Alaska, and sometimes the mail to and from here can be a little bit slower than within the lower 48. If you send me something via Media Mail, it usually takes 3-4 weeks to arrive here, so please don't think I forgot to rate you - it probably just hasn't reached me yet :D. Of course if it's been longer than that, feel free to shoot me a message (or earlier if you just want to be sure). So please contact me - I would resend something if needed of course.
I rate and give hearts based on the initial swap, not extras. Not that I don't love extras (and I enjoy sending them if I have something I think will put a smile on my partner's face), but I will give a heart for a thoughtful, well done swap with no extras, so please don't feel you have to send any.
Thanks so much!!
The fantastic people here on Swap-bot FAR outweigh the flakers - I love you guys!
|Type 1||Type 2||Type 3||Uncategorized|