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audrey

audrey
Date Joined: August 26, 2007
Last Online: May 22, 2017
Birthday: October 31
Country: United States

About Me

'I'm back! We moved a lot of my paper crafting supplies to our new home. I am anxious to get started. I have joined several swaps and have made my items for most (non-profile specific) Don't know if I was missed but I sure missed you all!

Just a quick note, we recently moved, and I was not able to bring my craft room with me. It will be a few months before I am able to swap again. I miss swap-bot!

About Me: I am a Cat loving, God fearing, Christian woman. I am a teacher in an Early Childhood Special Education class. I love it! I am a mom to three, gammy to 4, (one just 4 days old as I update this )wife to Ben, slave to Tyger and Dover (our cats!) I love to craft, especially things that would fall "outside the box." My favorite movie is What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and I cry everytime I watch it. I love Contemporary Christian Music, chocolate, free anything, clearance sales, and thrift shops. I hate shoes and would live a barefooted existance if I could. I like to travel, and I love to come home...

I am still having fun with Swap-bot. Completed almost 200 swaps now, and going strong. And I am inspired to make more homemade gifts and cards this year.

Favorite Crafts

I have been creating ATCs, cards, art squared, and odd items for a couple of years now. I sometimes crack myself up... I like to sew, crochet, collage, and alter clothing. I have a huge amount of papercrafting supplies, some of which I will never touch. I must have (currently) over 500 sheets of unused paper, yet I continue to buy more. I have hole punches in lots of sizes and shapes, several corner rounders (but would love more!) many rubber stamps, most unused, but I really like them. I have boxes and boxes of ephemera and fibers. If it on sale, and i think i like it, it is mine. My husband puts up with it because it is cheaper than therapy. I am really into homemade postcards, ATC's, book marks, and art squares. I have participated in a couple of inchies swaps, and I love making and trading them. I won't sell any of my work, although trading is fun. I always hope my stuff goes to someone who will "get it" Update...I have started creating holiday cards, tags, atcs, etc for my co-workers. They really seem to like and anticipate the next ones...

I spent an entire day, 10 am to 5 pm at a scrap and rubber stamp show in Madison Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago. Bought a ton of stuff (duh) and learned lots of new techniques. Can't wait to try them all. Fun fun fun!

Favorite Television

My current favorite shows are Project Runway, The Office, Jeopardy. I also like most everything on the Food Network, except Emeril and Paula Dean. lots of History and TLC programs, and the mystery shows on PBS. Update...we just got the Hallmark channel, but I try to limit myself. I refuse to watch any of the new shows that look good in the promos...I love crafting and don't want to be addicted to more tv, and have less time for creativity... Well, now I am hooked on Project Runway. Darn it!

Quirks....

I smell my food before eating it. Including fruit and coffee. I cut my food into even sized pieces. i "stand" for 10 minutes most afternoons. Just stand. My daughter says it creeps her out, but it is just something I do. I will add to this as my friends and family remind me... Well, they reminded me. I am sort of a busy body. Nothing malicious, I don't gossip (much) but I live to match make. I wash my hands, a lot, and go nuts if I touch something "used" at a thrift shop and cannot get to water. I carry purel, wet wipes, and a spray on sanitizer everywhere I go. I also keep a set in each car. I talk to the tv, the cats, the appliances, and anything and everything whether it listens or not. I tend to see the silver lining, especially when no one else wants to!

collections

I love to collect stuff! My current passions are angels, devotional books, cool kids books whose pages can be used for altering, vintage junk jewelry--for altered art, and sometimes to wear! I love to wear broaches for each holiday. I cannot leave a thrift shop without checking out the books and magazines. I rarely (ok, never) leave empty handed. I have a lot of fruit and veggie shaped dishes in my kitchen, also fruit and veggie art. Much of it created by me and my daughters.

nature

I can get lost in the songs of birds, crows are one of my favorite species. They are such clowns. I love to watch them and laugh along. I love the sound of the ocean, squirrels chirping, cats purring, woodpeckers at work, and rain. Almost sounds like an old country song... I love living in the country, knowing most of the community, and being known by others. It is a good and a bad thing to be known by everyone. Cannot get away with anything, yet also, people "have your back." Oops, back to nature. I love walking barefoot in the grass, on sand, and in the water. Cool running creeks bring me great joy.

foods

other than chocolate, my passion, I love coffee, mocha, shortbread cookies, light flavored cakes, scones, soups, and fancy desserts. I also love nut crusted fish. Any kind of nut, any kind of fish. Recipes are always welcome.
I cannot go to see a movie without eating popcorn and junior mints. I think it is a law somewhere...if not, then it should be. I love to eat red licorice on road trips. I only stop eating it when I tie the bag shut and throw it waaaayyyyy into the back of the car. Other wise I eat until I am sick. I actually do that with corn candy and jelly beans too. hmmmm, think there might be a problem. Soup season, more favorites...bean soup, split pea, potato, french onion, stew, vegetable. And homemade bread. Yum. No weight loss in my future...

Ratings

Spice rated for USAPC: ATC with a Clock on Apr 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much. An time really does fly!!
Response: thanks. and I really appreciate the heart
Arabella rated for USAPC: ATC with a Butterfly on Feb 28, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cute butterfly atc, Audrey! So glad you are feeling better! Really cute card, too!
Taliesyn rated for Crazy Cat Lady Intl #2 on Feb 22, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the addition to my collection. Very clever. Glad you are feeling better
Yanmazu rated for Crazy Cat Lady Intl #2 on Feb 22, 2017
5
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Comment: What a lovely ATC! I love that it's all glittery and funny. And the card you used to send it was just as cute! Thanks a lot ♥
Margothecat rated for Postcard Purge Jan 2017 on Jan 25, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Candyn29 rated for ATC: Mushroom - USA only on Jan 24, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
5
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Comment: Thank You, Merry Swapping!
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the sweet ATC, your lovely Fall card and all of the special goodies you enclosed.
Response: You are welcome1 glad you like. thanks for the heart!
ginny19590 rated for USAPC: Send Paper Stuff #4 on Sep 23, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for everything......=)
Bella0166 rated for Send 3 ATCs - Vintage on Sep 22, 2016
5
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Comment: These are beautiful! This was my first ATC swap. I will learn from these and get better. If you have any tips...please share!! Thank you for the swap!
Pupkitmomof4 rated for ABC fun ATCs # 17 Q on Jul 12, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC! I love the little note card and envie. You did a wonderful job! Did you do the paper quilled heart? I've always wanted to learn. ❤️❤️
Response: I'm trying to learn to quill....I bought a kit with paper, a book, a tool, and some glue. Thanks for the compliment. It's fun, but not as easy as my mom's friend makes it look! Note card came from our England vacation!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the second flip book you sent, It was lovely and so was the goodies :) I'm sorry that the first one was lost in the mail, IF it shows up in the mail, I will let you know.
Response: Glad that one got there. Hope the first gets there too. I liked the seasons one better. 😳
sybil31562 rated for ABC fun ATCs # 16 P on Apr 26, 2016
5
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Comment: I was just wondering yesterday what the real colors of a peacock tail feather are. Now I know!
Response: beautiful, aren't they!
LizFinn rated for ABC fun ATCs # 15 O on Apr 16, 2016
5
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mjhaertling rated for ABC fun ATCs # 14 N on Apr 1, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you also for the nice "N" card & the extras. I will use the monkey washi tape the next time I sent something to my grandson. He loves monkeys and he is one too. :D
mjhaertling rated for ABC fun ATCs # 13 M on Apr 1, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the "M' ATC & the extras.
CDheartsdragonflies rated for Blue Drangonfly on Mar 25, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you so much, Audrey for the really cute blue dragonfly ATC! You did a great job....and I LOVE how the dragonfly actually looks like it's hovering in the framework. This ATC is definitely one of my FAVES!! Thank you, too, for the beautiful bird sticker, funny black and white card and the additional dragonfly applique! LOVE it all! ---Chari
luv2kraft rated for Huge ATC Swap #29 -- USA Only on Mar 4, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for your wonderful creations. I appreciate everything.
Arabella rated for **** Winged things ATC **** on Feb 25, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely butterfly atc! I like the quote you used. I hope your mother feels better. Hugs!
Response: Mom has shown improvement only God could give! She should be home within a few days! Thanks.
judee0624 rated for Buttons! Buttons! Buttons! #3 on Feb 20, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the nice assortment. I like how you put them on the card.

Rating Overview

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5.0000 469 0 0
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436 693 0 0
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Comments

shellyc on Jun 19, 2016:

Hello Audrey!

Hope things are going well for you. It has been more than a month since I mailed out the flip book to you for the Beginner Flip Book #2 - Int'l Swap. Could you confirm if you've received it? Thank you!

barbieloufromKY on Oct 21, 2014:

Happy Birthday from the USAPC group!!

TereDiane1954 on Feb 27, 2014:

LOL, you have to wash after you touch used things at the thrift store! ME TOO! Ick, you just never know, right?

That being said, I do love thrift stores :)

dalbright on Dec 10, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us once again!? Desk Declutter #8

racheljohnson on Dec 6, 2012:

Thank you for the wonderful holiday card and sweet note! Snail mail makes the season bright. Swap-bot is lucky to have members like you. Happy holidays and happy swapping!!

dalbright on Nov 14, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

Simone on Sep 12, 2009:

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camelsamba on May 5, 2009:

Hey Audrey, do you sniff the junior mints box after you finish eating them? I love to do that - it smells so good. Snorting jr mints, that's me! [Tricia, your butterfly ATC partner]

CraftySenorita on Mar 2, 2009:

Hello! http://craftysenorita.blogspot.com/ me

You can see it here in my blog . http://craftysenorita.blogspot.com/

Rose827 on Feb 9, 2009:

You're invited! Come join us for some awesome Scrapbooking!

ScrapbookingBlue

Happy Swapping!

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