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bauerdesigns

bauerdesigns
Date Joined: October 12, 2010
Last Online: September 24, 2020
Birthday: June 12
Country: United States
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About Me

For my swaps – I 100% always send the swaps I sign up for. If for some reason you don't receive something from me within a reasonable time, please contact me and let me know!! I'm an awesome swapper and sometimes I cram a little too much in the envelopes I send, so it's possible a package could be stuck in the mail. I have also noticed mail delivery is running VERY slow in the US ( ex: Ohio to Florida 3 weeks, Oregon to Ohio 2 weeks, Ohio to Oregon 7 weeks) and this is as-of July 2020.


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 girl that is 12, Wren, who is often in the middle of our creative whirlwinds - or often in the middle of her own art project. In addition, we have a large, long-haired kitty, Ginger, 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 settled 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.

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, perler beads, sticker making, painting, Cricut cutting.. the list keeps going. My husband does woodworking, knife making, screen printing, and is a pretty darn good illustrator (on instagram @ hazardsunlimitedart).

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 20 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 washi tape & stickers, 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, perler beads, 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, rainbow, orange, galaxy

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, cactus & succulents, ferns, perennials, gardening, stars, pumpkins, bees, insects, cats, snowflakes, rainbows, clouds, sunshine, stars, galaxy

Food: Strawberries, pizza, TACOS!, 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: I LOVE to bake cupcakes, cookies, breads, (I like unique ways decorate and package what I make), gardening, succulent growing (I never turn down a free plant), hiking, walking, kicking balls really high, spending time with my family, old-school Nintendo, being crafty, stained glass, graphic design, playing bingo, listening to music, 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, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Tom Petty, the XX, the Naked and Famous, the Raveonettes, Lord Huron.

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

Stickers/signs/sayings that say: Makers Gonna Make, Maker, Create, Crafty, Ohio, Derp, Derpy, Hello, Hi, Volkswagen, VW, Made it, Handmade, Snail Mail, Happy Mail

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 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.


THINGS I NEED: Scrap vinyl, HTV or cardstock for Cricut cutting. Vintage fabric, or vintage sheets. Christmas gift tags. Small envelopes, cello bags, stamp envelopes, handmade envelopes. Washi tape & stickers. Stamps (new or used) or even stamped paper if you have a cool stamp design to share. Paint brushes. Tiny boxes or tins. Binder clips, paperclips or clothes pins. Magnets. Glitter (contained, don't glitter bomb me). Paint: acrylic, watercolor, guache, puffy. Fabric dye. Anything Happy Mail or Snail Mail themed. Postcards. Balloons. Bouncy balls.

THINGS I DO NOT NEED: ribbon, lace, doilies, paint swatches/chips

Dislikes: Veggies (I really don't eat many), the victorian era, shabby chic, powder and lavender scents, Creepy/Horror Halloween, Game of Thrones, Deadpool, sitting all day, being cold.


My daughter: You can feel free to send stuff for my girl Wren (she's 12) - Often she's my artsy partner-in-crime helping me with the projects I send via Swap-bot. She likes: Cats, dragons, owls, foxes, turtles, dragons, galaxy theme, minecraft, Arc, pokemon, Kermit the Frog, Wings of Fire book series, Marvel & DC comics/movies/action figures, Star Wars, Star Trek, the Office, Adventure Time, Amazing World of Gumball, video games, derpy things, memes. Art supplies, painting, watercolor, markers, stickers, perler beads, puffy paint, shrinky dinks. French Fries, Tacos, and cookies. She LOVES art projects. (She would also like to add that she's NOT a girlie girl - so no pink, cutesy stuff LOL!)

Ratings

saturnsrings rated for SMSUSA: Sticker Sheets! on Sep 14, 2020
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Comment: Hi Kelly, I got your swap today, and I love the stickers you picked for me, especially the wonderful sheet of beetle stickers from an etsy artist, I will enjoy using those so much! I love all the other ones you picked too! Thanks so much!
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Comment: This postcard arrived today. Thank you :)
Response: Holy cow! That little postcard had to have been in-transit for 7 to 8 weeks.Glad it finally arrived! Thank you for the 5 rating.
the0dior rated for STICKER SWAP - ANY THEME! on Sep 11, 2020
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Comment: Wow! thank you so much! I actually teared up, this was such a lovely piece of happy mail!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad to hear it finally arrived! I had fun assembling it, and am happy you enjoyed opening it 💌📬 Thanks for the heart! ❤️
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Comment: TY for the Ohio PC! :)
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Comment: I love the inspirational word art PC you sent me. The note and Pooh quote was super sweet too. Very thoughtful. Thank you!
suepier rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #27 on Aug 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Rockefeller Center. I visited there last year and couldn't get a postcard from there so this is a nice souvenir.
kizzlets rated for Quick pick lucky 7 USA 7C on Aug 12, 2020
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Comment: Wow! I was speechless when I opened your mail. I just want to say thank you for taking the time to create a flipbook for me. I can't express in words how thankful I really am, but I am really really thankful. This is one of the best put together swap I received. Oh gosh, I'm so jealous haha, I feel so uncreative now
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! I really enjoyed assembling it - so it makes me feel good to hear it brightened your day. Someone else had sent me a similar piece of surprise mail that had inspired me to try and make something that takes some time to open and explore. Surprise mail is the best!! Happy Swapping!! 💌📬
kclicquot rated for Round and Round on Aug 11, 2020
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Comment: Your cheerful colored postcard made it here safe and sound. I love the colors! Thank you!
Response: Wonderful! Thank you for the heart! 📬
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Comment: This foodie themed (sticker covered )postcard made my day! I truly loved it! Thank you very much!
Response: So glad it arrived safely! Thank you for the heart 💌
MikiJoyce rated for DESTASH WASHI TAPE 2 on Aug 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely labels (:
Response: So glad to hear they arrived! Thank you for the heart!! ❤️
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Comment: Thank you and yes I love cats !!
squince rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #27 on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Wow! What a fun and creative pc.really captured the essence of "stickerland" (love how you made that as well)
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Comment: Thank you! Have a great day!
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Comment: Hi Kelly! Thanks for the Ohio PC with colorful inks & swap-bot sticker. 80° sounds cool compared to our almost 100° temps this week in MD. Stay cool!! :)
Response: Thank you for the heart!
YooperHill rated for AMA: Abstract Art ATC HD/HP - USA on Jul 27, 2020
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Comment: Love your art! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for your state of Ohio PC.
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the heart! Happy Swapping!!
PeachyDoll rated for HD/HP Galaxy ATC Swap on Jul 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the extra goodies :)
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Comment: OMG, what a gorgeous postcard! I saw this on IG (loved it), and had no idea it was coming my way. So lucky to have it! I love how bright and cheery it was as well as how you wrote the note in coordinating colors. Thanks again for an amazing swap!
Response: YAY! I'm so glad you like it!! I'll admit I hesitate to post things on IG in case who I'm mailing to might see it before it arrives, sometimes I even wait a few weeks before I post something. It was such a fun PC to make. Thank you for the heart 💌
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Comment: I always enjoy a large letter card :-) Thanks for the decoration, too! - that star washi is fab! Someday we will get a summer vacation again...
Response: Thank you for the heart ❤️ So far on my ‘postcard vacation’ I’ve traveled to Ellis Island and the state of California 😆

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Comments

bluecrayons on Jul 24, 2020:

thank you for the angel mini banner . very adorable.

Peanutbutterrhino on May 16, 2020:

Hello! Thank you for the comment on my page😊

I agree totally! - I like different swaps too! Hopefully, in the future we will come up with more of them! If you would like to do a private swap, read my profile (as I’m about to read yours) and perhaps we have some great trading potential. 😊.

Have a Great Day! -Jan

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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