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bauerdesigns

bauerdesigns
Date Joined: October 12, 2010
Last Online: July 17, 2017
Birthday: June 12
Country: United States
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About Me

2015 Christmas Card Swaps - If for some reason you have not received your card yet, please send me a message! I put some extra items in cards and they may not have safely passed through the USPS.

I am a part time graphic designer working both in an office 20 hrs a week and freelance at home as the work comes in. I love making anything I can by hand. Luckily my husband has the same creative drive as I, and we spend our evenings and weekends working on all kinds of projects. We do have a little girl that is 7, Wren, who is often in the middle of our creative whirlwinds. In addition, we have a large, long-haired gray kitty, Rosie, who adds to the mix.

I've been an artist forever. I started making jewelry and selling at my mom's craftshow booths when I was about 7. I colored, scrapped, painted greeting cards, and pictures all of my childhood. In high school I took every art class offered and settle upon majoring in Graphic design. I went to a 2 year college for design, met my husband and got an associates degree all in one place. Aside from designing on the computer, I've always had the strong urge to create with my hands. 8 years ago I stumbled upon Etsy.com which opened up a whole new world for me. An outlet for anything I create, which generated funds for more supplies = more creating.

What do I make? You name it I've tried it. I love sewing. Stained glass is a fave medium of mine, copperfoiling (like Tiffany style), kiln glass fusing, screen printing, scrapping, I have 2 button presses - 1 inch and 2 1/4 inch, notebook binding, jewelry making, the list keeps going . My husband does woodworking, knife making, screen printing, just to name a few.

Something fun our little family does together is going to car shows. We have a 1972, orange VW Beetle that we love to cruise around town in. It's teeny tiny, loud, it smells like a Beetle, there's just about no comfort in the ride, but you cannot help but smile ear to ear the entire time you're in it. It was my first car and 17 years later I still have it! It's one of my favorite things on the planet.

As for general likes and dislikes, I'll try and think of everything I can to list below. So this is going to sound totally random : ) Main things though, I LOVE buttons and anything from the 50's & 60's era and anything Volkswagen related.

Favorites:

Crafty supplies: vintage fabrics, floral fabrics, buttons, glass, paper, anything vintage, miniature things, old logos, lights, metal, ribbon, vintage jewelry, burnt out C9 Christmas light bulbs, vintage Christmas, unusual paper, small envelopes, mini suction cups, markers, pens, cool paper punches, glitter, yarn for random crafting or packaging, stamps, stickers, big letters. If you can use it to make something, I'm sure I'll figure out what to do with it.

Colors: anything bright, red, lime green, aqua, brown, rainbow, orange

Season: Autumn. Love the leaves, pumpkins and bonfires. We were married Oct 1st.

Nature: birds, mushrooms (not to eat, yuck), trees, leaves, owls, squirrels, acorns, moss, ferns, wild flowers, seeds, perennials, gardening, stars, pumpkins, bees, insects, cats, deer, snowflakes, rainbows, clouds, sunshine

Food: Strawberries, pizza, cheeseburgers, rice, french fries, actually any form of potato, artisan breads, dinner rolls, muffins, baked goods, chocolate cake, chicken (especially chicken nuggets, haha!), pasta, garlic bread, breakfast foods, chips, nacho cheese, cheddar cheese, pie, Mountain Dew, CocaCola, Dr. Pepper, Hot Chocolate, just chocolate, cinnamon rolls, slushes, ice cream sundaes with caramel and pecans, m&m's, chili, soup, croutons, Ketchup - I put it on everything, ha!

Hobbies: love to bake (cupcakes, cookies breads, I like unique ways decorate and package what I make), gardening, I never turn down a free plant, hiking, walking, kicking balls really high, spending time with my family, being crafty, stained glass, graphic design, facebook, listening to my iPod, screenprinting, going to thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, and antique shops, craft/art fairs, I love to sew and have an old sewing machine, Car shows, VW Beetles.

Music: early 90's alternative.. Weezer, Pearl Jam, Tool, Blind Melon, Counting Crows, Hole, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Tom Petty, the XX, the Naked and Famous, the Raveonettes.

Things I collect: Owls, Magnets, Christmas wrapping paper, candy dishes, cookie cutters, cupcake paper baking cups, scrap book paper, bird themed decor and jewelry (my girls name is Wren so there's the connection), bee themed things, Vintage advertising and brand logos (new and old. VW items, Super Beetle/Beetle related items.

Random things: I say 'dude' and 'oh man' a lot (so much my girl says it a lot too) Have dark brown hair & eyes. I love hair clippies (for me and my girl), Like earrings, bracelets and necklaces, though I'm not a fancy person. I usually wear jeans and a tee everyday. I like scarves and fingerless mitts. I think it's funny to make fake fart noises. I'm big into recycling and reusing. LOVE anything from the 50's and 60's.

Also, you can feel free to send stuff for my little girl Wren (she's 6). She likes: Rainbows, Unicorns, horses, stickers, butterflies, almost any kind of animal and especially Super Heros (batman, iron man, Captain America, you name it!). She LOVES art projects and is great at coloring in the lines. Is working on addition, and reading/writing easy words.

Dislikes: Tea, Veggies ( I don't eat any), country music, pop music, coffee, reality tv, the victorian era, shabby chic, powder and lavender scents, sitting all day, being cold, I don't use postcards, and I don't really read novels a lot.

THINGS I NEED: Vintage fabric, or vintage sheets. Christmas gift tags, Yarn and ribbon scraps - anything 12" or longer that you don't need. Small envelopes, 5x7 or smaller, any color. Colored tape. Stamps (new or used). Paint brushes - they can be used even, I can let my daughter paint with them. Tiny boxes or tins. Binder clips or clothes pins. Glitter (contained, don't glitter bomb me). Blank cards, used for thank you notes & whatnot. Balloons. Beach balls.

Ratings

Mscraftyt rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas #2 on Dec 8, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the adorable card and goodies that I know will be put to good use. Again thanks and Merry Christmas! :-)
patricia8288 rated for *A Holiday Card in the US* on Dec 7, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely holiday card. Happy holidays
debbiespoms rated for Ho Ho Ho Christmas Card Swap on Dec 4, 2015
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Comment: Thank you Kelly, for the pretty card & tags. Love them!
KathyJane rated for *A Holiday Card in the US* on Dec 3, 2015
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Comment: LOVED LOVED LOVED the card.Too cute. Thanks for the goodies inside. Have a Merry Christmas Happy 2016 KathyJane
Dorilee rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas #2 on Dec 3, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the great card and nice note and the extras too.
stiffneck78 rated for Ho Ho Ho Christmas Card Swap on Dec 3, 2015
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Comment: Lovely card! Thanks for the extras.
gmasusie rated for *A Holiday Card in the US* on Nov 30, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card and extras you sent. Small world isn't it. You originally from Godfrey. I am from Alton been in Brighton 4 years and loving it.
Response: Smaller world.. I was born in Alton. Whipple and Swain are some of my family names from that area :) my Mom went to Alton high.
kygirl rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas #2 on Nov 30, 2015
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Comment: Thank u, I love the little tags!
paperlover rated for Ho Ho Ho Christmas Card Swap on Nov 30, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas tree card. Very thoughtful of you to include the tags. Merry Christmas!
queenelisheba rated for Christmas Cards- USA on Dec 7, 2014
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Comment: Thank you! Happy Holidays!
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Comment: Hi Kelly and daughter! My daughter received your swap and loved it. She asked me to please thank you so much and that she especially liked the kitty stickers. We both thought the stamp of your cat was so cool! We also have a senior cat, she is 17 years old. God bless you and have a Merry Christmas!
Response: Wonderful! I'm so glad she enjoyed it!! Thanks for the heart ; )
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Comment: Love your card and cute swapbot stickers. Thank you. Merry christmas!
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Comment: Thank you so much!!!
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Comment: Thanks so much!! have a great holiday season!!
Snuggles555 rated for *A Holiday Card in the US* #2 on Dec 2, 2014
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Comment: Super cute card & thanks for the extras. Merry Christmas! :-)
midteacher rated for *A Holiday Card in the US* #2 on Dec 2, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card. It will be going into my December art journal.
MonkeyHouse rated for Fun & Easy Holiday Card Swap on Dec 1, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card and extras. Loved the way you made a little present inside the card, so creative!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it : ) Thank you for the heart! Have a Merry Christmas!!
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Comment: Cute! I loved how you added the little "package" in the card!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it : ) Thank you for the heart! Have a Merry Christmas!!
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Comment: Thank you! I love the card you sent! I hope your Christmas is full of beautiful happy mail and sweet time with family!
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Comment: thank you for the beautiful card, loved it and thank you for the stickers
Response: So glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart : ) Have a very Merry Christmas!!

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Comments

vick302000 on Feb 10, 2014:

I love the selection of Christmas tags you sent me. Just wanted to thank you again.

dalbright on Nov 14, 2012:

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

katiewoo on Oct 23, 2010:

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It is my absolute pleasure to leave the first message on your profile! Thanks so much for the most awesome swap, I really appreciate the care, thoughtfulness and time you put in. have fun with swapbot! xx

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