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alphagam5

alphagam5
Date Joined: June 23, 2011
Last Online: August 24, 2011

Country: United States
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About Me

I collect schtuff. Just about any craft supply has been in my husbands craft room....er.....man cave. It's a sad day when you have to share space but I manage to keep it a mess so i can eventually take it over....bwwwaahahahahahaha.

I love everything scrapbooking, art journalling, beading, sewing, knitting, needle felting, and all purpose. You never know when inspiration will hit you and a fantastic piece is born!

Likes:
1. Lime green, orange, and yellow 2. Rainy days so we can stay inside and paint 3. Tea - black, chai, unique ones, dejarleeing, samplers 4. Industrial style - metal baskets, fan frames, film clips (love these, 5 HEARTS for that!)

Favorite Crafts

I like the following and collecting all supplies that are associated with them:

  1. Scrapbooking, cards, mini books, stamping (all types - big hearts for stamps)
  2. Art journalling is my big thing.
  3. Needle felting
  4. Beading - mostly weaving with seed beads
  5. Knitting
  6. Kid's toys - If I'm not into memory keeping I'm making kids toys since I have a preschooler.

I've recently started exploring mixed media and bookbinding.

I'm sorta into sewing (tackling a marie antoinette costume for halloween) but I'm not a fabric collector. I do love ribbons, buttons, and trims though.

Dislikes

Not looking at other's profiles for dislikes....

We all know that there's old, dated, and used shit that we have that nobody is really into.

plastic canvas crafts, country, primitive, dolls. Not so much into that

as seen on tv items

ok, i just have to address this. Please don't send your bits and bobs. Pieces of "ephemra," paper, disney stickers, scraps, dollar store items etc. Honestly, some of it really is junk (not "inspiration items") and it just gets thrown out. I would rather have one item that was truly thoughtful than an entire box of junky things or swaps that you're passing on which you don't want. We all know there's nothing worse than spending time, effort, and money on a swap just to get a whipped together junk package in return. :-( sadness.

Favorite Television

Reality TV baby!!! Those housewives get me everytime. Pretty much I'm parked on Bravo but I'll head over to Create, HGTV, and VH1/MTV sometimes. Project Runway, Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, Gordon Ramsay

Things I need/things I dig

kawaii memo pads, stickers, stationary, and stamps. Doesn't have to be name brand, can be those korean ones too. REALLY INTO WASHI/DECO

  1. ART SUPPLIES: watercolor pencils, watercolors, acrylic ink, pitt pens, paint brushes, water soluble crayons, pan pastels, paint pens, gel pens

  2. BOOKS: bookmaking, mini albums, collage, image transfers

  3. SCRAPPING/COLLAGE: chipboard, letters, journalling blocks, stamped images, metal embellishments, brads, eyelets, digital images, marie antoinette/french stuff, damask, anything halloween and creepy, oddball is good findings! REALLY INTO ENVELOPES AND BAGS to create hiding spots in my journals

  4. CRAFT SUPPLIES: REALLY INTO glitter glue..... it's next to godliness :-), glitters, crafters "the ultimate" glue, acrylic paint, wire and jumprings, beads, crystals, wool and needle assortments for needlefelting, the list goes on and on.

  5. HANDMADE GOODS:
    a. ATC's b. cute aprons (always a fave) c. needle felted hearts d. kids toys, miniatures like fairies, toadstools e. mini scrapbooks, raw paperbag albums

Ideas for swapping with me

  1. Check out my Etsy Favs. I have a ton of stuff in there from $0.50 - hundreds of dollars. I like to fav things as inspiration for things to make in my home (that's usually the most expensive things). Instant heart for etsy favs

  2. I keep a ton of journals for different things so I like to include little bits and things in the journals

  3. Supplies for any of the "things I need" category

  4. Your handmade goods are extra special to me and will earn a spot of honor in my house.

My daughter

(this is for the kiddie swaps I'm in)

I love my daughter so much, and what would a swapping site be without a little daughter swapping love too!

she's 4 and big into hello kitty. I swear there's something in the hello kitty stuff that makes her jones for it.

she also loves arts and crafts, coloring book, my little ponies, barbies. she can always be found playing dress up and in her play kitchen. mostly she's a regular 4 year old and into everything, and on every piece of furniture!

she's just happy with office products to pretend with, dollar store items, and whatever comes in the mail for her.

Things I offer

I make cards, that's probably my specialty. I also like making mini albums too.

I love shopping for wishlists and profile surprises, it's the thrill of the hunt. I always read profiles thoroughly and try to definitely avoid dislikes. I ask that you please just read through the applicable part of my profile in return. I like to give people lots of ideas so you don't feel baffled as to what to get or it I will like what you send. Thoughtfulness shows and I always appreciate your time that goes into a swap.

Receiving, Ratings, and Angels

I Pledge to Rate

I always send my swaps on time. I usually send them early. Spontaneously, at random, I add on delivery confirmation just to keep people honest and to add to the excitement of a package coming. I love to check delivery confirmation, almost obsessively :-) it's the anticipation. If you don't receive one from me (esp email swaps) please let me know. I like to PM when I send off swaps so you have an idea of when to expect it

Ratings: I rate immediately after I receive. I'm sorta a newbie and trying to get my ratings up so I can join groups. So I do what I would want someone to do for me. I rate fast, and I ship fast (but with thought)

Angel: I believe in good karma. I believe it's always nice to put out a random act of kindness so I will angel spontaneously if I see someone that's deserving of it. I don't angel everyone, due to funds, but I will choose people to angel as I am able. Please don't ask for an angel, I contact group leaders for angels and always check the forums for flakers/read profiles for gimme list flakers. Thank you's go a long way in my world.

Kawaii

I collect mainly large and mini memo pads, lettersets, and sticker sheets. I like flakes though and won't say no to any kawaii item.

Brands I like are: San-X: Kireizukin Seikatu (Raccoon), Kamono Hashikamo (platypus), Sentimental Circus, Berry Puppy

Kamio or any fairytale character (alice, snow white, red riding hood)

Midwave: Bear's Life,

Crux: Furry Bunny, Nostalgic Cat, any of the animals really, any of their fairy tale (Magic Wonder Girl) alice, etc

Please no poo, skulls are ok though

Ratings

ninjapirate rated for Peacock ATC on Feb 24, 2012
1
rating
 
Reallusionista rated for Photo Journal--August 2011 on Feb 1, 2012
1
rating
 
paperlover rated for PURPLE Handmade Card on Sep 20, 2011
1
rating
 
user5311 rated for Art Journal Prompts & Inspiration on Sep 14, 2011
1
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Comment: Sent message but has not been on this site since the middle of August. If she responds or sends something, rating will be changed.
ArtsOnFire rated for WHAT THE?? Postcard Swap #3 on Sep 2, 2011
5
rating
 
rachelcdoyle rated for Love that Deco Tape on Aug 29, 2011
1
rating
Comment: I absolutely hate doing this. It's the first time I've had to but I've contacted you twice (both you've left unread even though you've logged on SB since I sent them). It really is just rude considering you're also the swap coordinator. I've put this off for a while because of your spectacular rating but enough is enough. I'll be more than happy to rate a 5 if I receive something. I'll even give a heart if it's special but for now... with my regrets.
missxkay rated for July loose mini memo sheets on Aug 15, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the kawaii! ^_^
ILoVeCoWs rated for Kawaii Letterset Swap #3 on Aug 10, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thank you ^__^
AJStarfish rated for Kawaii Swap on Aug 4, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Oi, I thought I had already rated you lol sorry for the worry. I really enjoy everything ^_^ That octopus hair pin will be worn alot lol
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the sticker flakes. I love them all! So cute!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much!
bluebear rated for Kawaii Letterset Swap #3 on Jul 29, 2011
5
rating
Comment: thank you for these, unfortunately they have arrived to me bent, the card you used was too thin
bluebear rated for July loose mini memo sheets on Jul 29, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of memo's
5
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Comment: Wow, soo many wonderfully cute flakes! :O) I love them all! Thank you so much! Love from Silje x
Response: thanks so much for the heart!
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the kawaii sticker flakes Sonja. I especially liked the fairy tale ones, those are my very first fairy tale sticker flakes :)
Response: i thought you might like those! thanks so much for the rating
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun memo sheets and extra stickers!! I especially love Secret World & what looks like Giga Pudding!! Hehehe!
Response: you're so welcome! thanks for the heart!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much Sonja for the cute sticker flakes :]
Response: thanks so much for the heart!
5
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Comment: HOLY COW WOMAN! this package was amazing!! i absolutely love everything and cant wait to write you back. you will be hearing from me very soon! A+++ if i could give you ten hearts i would!!! thanks again!!!!!!!
Response: wow, thanks for such a great rating, my daughter and I had a blast shopping for the goods!
user8592 rated for WHAT THE?? Postcard Swap #3 on Jul 25, 2011
5
rating
Comment: very weird... poor octopussy! TY
Response: yep, one day you're the bird, the next day you're the octopus
adoluxia rated for $10 Kawaii stationary swap #3 on Jul 25, 2011
5
rating
Comment: wow you sent so much ♥ thank you for everything. we did get the insane heat but thank goodness it only lasted a few days. it has been raining almost every night the past 3 days so it's much cooler now.
Response: i'm so happy you liked the package! i'm glad the heat is lifting, it's starting to lift here too but wow that was miserable

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.6078 30 2 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
30 46 0 5
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 11 17 0
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Comments

kirstykai on Oct 6, 2011:

I have had to remove you from the group Etsy Buyers and Sellers because you no longer meet the requirements. I however hope all is well and that you will come back when your ratings improve.

Laynie on Sep 15, 2011:

I'm actually very sad that our private swap will never happen. I was looking so forward to getting pictures from the places I used to go in Norfolk:( Oh well...I feel bad for the people who HAVE been flaked on more!

~Audra

P.S. I hope you're ok, and that if you come back...you make things right to those you've disapointed!!!

kells4eva on Aug 31, 2011:

send me your address dangit! your letter is just gathering dust on my desk, looking reall sad and forlorn ;)

hope youre doing ok and we can penpal it up real soon!

SherriB on Aug 10, 2011:

Sorry I'm late posting this, but I've been out of town. Thanks for the unused postage stamps form the Swap Tag US-Rated Swappers thread! I'll be using them to send out more swaps! :)

CometaGuavaberry on Aug 2, 2011:

CometaGuavaberry on Aug 2, 2011:

Hey !! Thanks for the Wreck This Journal Angel !! I dont have an "angel image" so i leave this private swap rating instead. Thank you for getting the journal from Etsy and writing all the instructions ! Some of them are very interesting.

I like the skulls in the cover, and that the journal is light and small, so i can carry it with me.

Remember to write a note for your partner when you send swaps, its cool to met new people from other countries with a small letter !

Thanks so much again !! You are a great swapper.

Cheers ! .Cometa

Laynie on Jul 26, 2011:

...Yay!!! I'm glad you liked the stuff I sent:-) I have another notecard with a recipe on the back for a "Knickerbocker Glory", and I so want to fix it!!!

~Audra.

Kessie on Jul 19, 2011:

Ooh, thanks so much for all the stuff you sent for the 'wishlist fill a flat mailer' thing on the forum! You managed to include loads of things off my list - I love the ATC backgrounds, and the Alice images and the glue dots and the chipboard blanks - and also the... the... Um, sorry, I have no idea what it is, but it's pretty! The lovely shiny translucent fibrous fabricky stuff!

lacedrawers on Jul 18, 2011:

Your emails keep bouncing back :(

Laynie on Jul 18, 2011:

...I'm glad you liked the ATV sleeves...and I'm happy to make your daughter smile:-) Happy Swapping!!!

~Audra

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