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allieo

allieo
Date Joined: February 8, 2018
Last Online: December 11, 2018

Country: Canada
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June 17, 2018

I will be away from my mailbox and with limited access to the internet from June the 20th to the 28th. I only have one outstanding swap that I will mail out tomorrow. I will rate and check my ratings as soon as I get back. Happy Summer everyone!

About Me

Quote for 2018: "Make Something Everyday!"

I am a maker with a vulnerability to boredom. I have to try to make and do different things all the time. Rearrange the furniture, try a new type of cuisine, learn a new skill - I just need to mix it up.

I am an advocate for making, creating and doing in any form. This makes me sound prolific and energetic but I am not as productive as I would like :)

Tidbits

I live in British Columbia, on a shared property, with an orange marmalade cat and my darling husband.

I work in a small, public library. Despite what people think, working in a library is about helping people and not so much about reading and books. I spend a lot of time teaching people how to use computers and making sure that people can find what they want.

When I can't sleep at night, I watch YouTube videos about how to build things or different art techniques.

I am very happy to have found this site! It seems like a perfect match. I hope to enjoy swapping as much as I think I will and that others will enjoy swapping with me.

I still have the sticker collection I started when I was in elementary school.

Based on my profile, I guess I like making lists :)

In the Garden and the Kitchen

The property I share sports two cherry trees, three apple trees, a plum tree and a pear tree. Fruit bushes include raspberry, gooseberry and red currant. Strawberries and blueberries also have their place. (Two grape vines have yet to produce fruit but they will.) I really like putting food by (salsa is my favourite preserve to make) and plan to expand my efforts from juicing, drying and canning to freezer preservation and pressure canning.

As far as meals, I like experimenting with flavours and do not stick to a recipe for long.

I have no discernible sweet tooth.

Creative Favourites

Creative things I have tried and continue to enjoy ~ painting (acrylic) ~ sewing ~ canning and preserving food ~ papercrafting ~ decoupaging ~ photography ~ drawing

Creative things I hope to try again or do for the first time this year ~ dancing ~ dying fabric ~ edible flower gardening ~ making neon signs/art ~ jewellery making ~ ink drawing ~ cement crafting ~ art journaling

Creative things Bucket List ~ glass blowing ~ painting with resin

Creative things I've tried but likely will not do again ~ rubber stamping (I'm just not buying any more at this time.) ~ adult colouring books ~ bow making ~ stained glass

Themes for Swaps

It's hard to imagine not being pleased with swaps. I am pretty flexible as long as it meets the criteria laid out by the coordinator.That being said, if you have the option and you would like to make something yourself, go for it! I love seeing what other people do/create/make.

Here are some themes which may help if you are looking for extra inspiration!

~ sushi ~ black and white ~ stationary ~ fine tipped pens ~ bullet journal ~ fondue ~ postage stamps ~ sewing notions ~ botanical ~ nuts ~ photography ~ Brothers Grimm fairy tales or other folk tales ~

Again if what you are sending meets the criteria of the swap, I will be happy.

Unless I randomly join a food swap, please do not send me any food items, even tea.

Some Favorite Media

Movies

I tend to the fantastical: "The Fall" directed by Tarsem Singh (2006) and "Pan's Labyrinth" directed by Guillermo del Toro (2006) are two of my favorites.

Books

I read "What is Left the Daughter" by Howard Norman annually.

TV

I tend to like the darker series. Walking Dead ~ Westworld ~ Ozark ~

Music

Changes daily.

Guilty Things

Whether the guilt is justified or not.

~ lining my baking and roasting trays with aluminum foil so I don't have to scrub ~ needing silence and solitude ~ watching too much TV ~ drinking too much coffee ~ my instantpot ~ not doing yoga or really anything physical in the winter

Ratings

suntattoo rated for Only in Canada: Blind Envelope #2 on Nov 26, 2018
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Comment: I found this unopened behind my t.v. while moving things around to put up a Christmas tree. So sorry for the late rating, it's probably been there since... August?! What a wonderful surprise to discover it now :) Thank you for the lovely envie <3
Response: No worries! Thank you for the rating. It was a fun package to put together. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Liiskah rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 16 on Oct 12, 2018
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Comment: Thankyou!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for beautiful booklet, I like the samples and the cutouts. And the tickets are superb. I can't wait to use bits of it all in my projects.
Response: I'm so glad you will enjoy it - and all the little bits! These were really fun to make. I wish we could have signed up twice :)
Lazydaisy0104 rated for Mason Jar ATC International on Sep 13, 2018
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Comment: I absolutely love the ATC you made for me!! I love the little details you added with the string, label and the “glass” coating you used. Thank you I’ll cherish it forever!
Response: Im so glad you are enjoying it! The "glass" was made from ModPodge Dimensional Magic. It's a fun product with many applications.
waldfee rated for amaZINE #2 - travel on Sep 7, 2018
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Comment: Absolutely lovely zine, thanks a lot!
Response: You're so welcome! Thank you for coordinating!
soyprincesa2 rated for amaZINE #2 - travel on Sep 6, 2018
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Comment: Your zine was truly a piece of art. I loved the colors you used and techniques. Thank you for sharing!!!
Response: You are too kind but thank you. I've only made a few but found that I really enjoy this creative format.
Lilianders rated for Mason Jar ATC International on Aug 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for a delicious apricot masonjar, love the colour combination! A little fall feeling it gives me.
Response: You're so welcome. I had a hard time deciding which jars with which contents to send. It turned into a bit of a series for me. (The apricot really did glow though.)
Ajijic rated for amaZINE #2 - travel on Aug 25, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the fabulous zine, I loved the idea of it being 2-sided. Really nice, thanks!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Minizines are becoming a fast favorite for me to make.
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Comment: Received after a resend! Thank you!
Response: Yes, I've never had mail I've mailed returned to me like that. Darn automated machines! Glad it made it.
Erikaa rated for WTL ~ DIY with washi tape on Aug 9, 2018
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Comment: Loved the cute gifts!!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed them!
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Comment: Your backgrounds came out really nice. Thank you.
Response: I think it will be funny if they start showing up in different ATC swaps. We will all have these "I recognize that" moments.
newrule rated for 10 used past stamp#83✿♥‿♥✿ on Jul 31, 2018
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Comment: Nice selection of stamps! And I loved the ones on the envelope too! Thanks so much and thanks too for the many extras included! Have a nice day.
Response: More is better when it comes to stamps! Glad you enjoyed.
shiloh73 rated for Backgrounds only for ATCs swap. on Jul 30, 2018
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Comment: real nicely done thx i love the atcs they were really good n thx for the extra cute stuff :)
Response: Glad you like them!
jenmcjen rated for Backgrounds only for ATCs swap. on Jul 30, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely backgrounds, and the extras, as well. It has been so fun to see all the different ways they look. I hope to do a swap like this again.
Response: I enjoyed this swap as well. They turned out really nice!
Queensmiley2530 rated for WTL: My Favourites on Jul 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you I love the tree one reminds me of PNW
Response: It layers nicely with some other ones I have. cheers!
Fabriqueen rated for A Flower Photo on Jul 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful photo! Hugs, Diane
Response: Glad you are enjoying it!
Papergirl46 rated for Crafty Happy Mail on Jul 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for everything!
Response: You're very welcome!
marles rated for A Flower Photo on Jul 8, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful poppy!
Response: I'm glad you are enjoying it!
churlann rated for A Flower Photo on Jul 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful photo of floweres. I am sorry for rating so late I misplaced a stack of mail and just found it on my sewing table.
Response: These things happen. Thank you for rating!
Sissi rated for washi 5 on Jun 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful swap!!
Response: I am glad you enjoyed it!

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