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beadqueene

beadqueene
Date Joined: October 22, 2012
Last Online: October 13, 2018
Birthday: January 20
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi I'm Liz, and I have too many hobbies :)

Right now, we rent a small house in an old neighborhood, but one day I'd like to live on a couple acres with some chickens and goats and a HUGE garden.

I have a BA in history and english literature, and an MS in library and information science. I have been working as a Reference librarian in a large public library for almost 5 years and I love it!

I am an avid vegetable gardener, and just became a certified Master Gardener this past year.

I try hard to be Earth "conscious" -- I eat locally and organic when possible (although not strictly), and recycle everything I possibly can. I hate throwing away packing supplies so I try to reuse them if I can. If you are offended getting used envelopes, please let me know and I will send you a new one, but know it pains me deeply :p

Other hobbies include: beading/jewelry making, scrapbooking, SMASHbooking, and sewing. I love vintage craft supplies, modern fabrics, bright colors.

Oh, and I adore pink flamingos and dark chocolate :)

About Swaps

I joined swap-bot in October 2012 and have quickly become addicted to swapping :) I love sending and receiving happy mail. Unfortunately due to USPS increases and budget, I will have to limit my swapping to swaps that only take 1-2 stamps to mail :( I might be able to slip in a higher shipping cost swap here and there, but it will mostly be USA only flat swaps.

If for some reason you don't receive a swap from me, please send me a message! I will gladly resend :)

I will ALWAYS rate, and expect others to do the same. It may take me a few days after receiving, but I generally don't open packages until I have time to sit down and rate.

Favorite Crafts

Beading: I've been beading for probably close to 20 years. I mostly like working with seed beads and in bright colors. I also like to make hair accessories, so clips, bobby pins and metallic colored wires get used often.

Scrapbooking/papercrafts: I enjoy scrapbooking and paper crafting and ATCs. I just bought a Smash Book and am looking forward to filling it up with all of the little bits of my life I have been saving :) I really like vintage ephemera embellishments and themed papers, bright colored double sided papers (like K&company Jubilee collection), Washi/decorative tape, alphabet/number stamps and stickers, and adhesive borders.

Sewing: I just started to teach myself how to quilt. I love fresh, modern fabrics (like Denyse Schmidt, Pat Bravo, etc.). I can also use pretty much any notions since I just am getting started.

Other Interests

Gardening: I live in zone 6c and would love to swap seeds/plants with people. I mostly do vegetable gardening but I also like to use perennials and herbs around the flower beds. I'm also up to swapping gardening advice anytime!

Nature: I love nature, and animals. I'd love pictures of scenery or animals in your area.

Cooking: recipes are definitely welcomed :)

Gaming: I still consider myself a "gamer" even though I don't do it nearly as much as I used to -- like I said, too many hobbies! My biggest game time waster is World of Warcraft. I've been playing since 2006 with periodic hiatuses. I play console games, mostly Nintendo franchise stuff, I especially love anything old school NES (especially Yoshi, Kirby, and Zelda). I play the Sims 2 and the Sims 3 occasionally.

Likes

  • vintage/retro anything

  • slight grunge/distress

  • jewel tones

  • bright colors

  • double sided paper

  • antique keys

  • steampunk

  • renaissance

  • seeds/empty seed packets

  • landscape and nature photography

  • herbal tea

  • pumpkin flavored things

  • seed beads and rhinestones

  • ribbon

  • decorative tapes

Dislikes

  • children's themed items

  • cartoon themed items

  • anime/manga

  • loose glitter (the stuff gets everywhere!)

  • excessive grunge/distress

  • modern advertising

  • grotesque

  • excessive nudity (classy vintage pin-ups are fine)

Please don't send:

  • tea/coffee with caffeine

  • lipgloss

  • nailpolish

  • cosmetics

  • magazine ads

wishlist

  • the YELLOW up&up brand printed paper tape from Target I've found all the other colors at various stores, but I can't find the yellow (it's in the stationary section)

  • .24 or .26 gauge colored wire

  • scrapbook embellishments (see likes/dislikes)

  • 6x6 scrapbook paper pads, or the 4x6 We are memory keepers Albums made easy pads

  • anything Tim Holtz

  • I'm working on some scrappy quilts, so I'd love 2.5", 3.5" or 5" fabric charms -- or fabric scraps that are at least 2.5" that I can cut into squares :)

  • washi tapes

Angels

@margothecat -- USA Big Stuffed Envelope Swap #14

@florenceantonette -- Project Life

Flakers

I hate that I have to put this here, but I've been getting flaked on quite a bit lately and it's discouraging.

@shawnabates (USA big fat stuffed envelope #14)

@misskrystalx (Project Life)

@runnerbean84 (SMASH it: lets keep smashing/junking #6)

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Comment: Great fabrics. Thanks for a good swap.
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Comment: love the fabrics
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Comment: Very pretty green FQs, Liz. Thanks for a great swap - btw, I really appreciate the note on the pc - just a few friendly words mean so much. ;)
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely blues!
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Comment: Great fabrics! Say hello to the outlets and especially the ribbon outlet for me...They both probably miss me!!!!
TC rated for SR Lanyard on Sep 23, 2013
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Comment: Love, love, LOVE! Great colors and I'm SO glad you made it a little longer than the tutorial called for. I'm tall so I like the extra length. :) I'm going to wear it to work tomorrow! Thanks so much for a great lanyard, and for being a wonderful group member.
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CathWI rated for Stash Builder FQ swap -- Aug -- Pink on Sep 9, 2013
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Comment: Love the patterns on the pink fabric you sent - the feel of the fabric is so soft and smooth - love it! Thank you so much. I know what it's like moving libraries - I've moved a few school libraries when I was in the school system - it's a lot of hard work - take care.
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Comment: Thankyou!
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Comment: I just LOVE these fabrics! Thanks!
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Comment: I LOVE the text print! So much fun.
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Comment: LOVE the combo!!!! thank you
LainieO rated for 1930's 12" fabric charms on Jul 26, 2013
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Comment: I LOVE cows! Thank you for the adorable fabrics. I love all of them. A little bit bigger squares are more than welcome too. Great Swap Partner!
aleshapie rated for 1930's 12" fabric charms on Jul 26, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the "extra"! I LOVE them!! :)
Jenna83 rated for Shift your scraps #3 -- USA Only on Jul 24, 2013
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Comment: Love that most of the scraps were a little bigger and I'm looking forward to using them... especially the polka dots and the birdies. :)

Rating Overview

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5.0000 191 16 16
Completed Fives Threes Ones
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Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

fayeray99 on Jan 13, 2014:

Hi - I noticed that you have signed up for Scrap 2.5" square (often referred to as Scrap Vomit squares) swap before and I wanted to let you know that I am hosting something similar. Love to have you join if you are interested! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/166688

KarlaKC on Dec 31, 2013:

Have an AWESOME New Year 2014, Liz! I hope to do lots more swaps with you, one of my favorite swappers here! :)

KarlaKC on Jun 28, 2013:

Hi, Liz! I'm so glad my letter arrived and that you enjoyed it! :) Have a great weekend!!!

dmarie on Apr 3, 2013:

Please come join new Poochie Bag swap USA only or International

KarlaKC on Mar 28, 2013:

Hi, Liz!

I hope you're enjoying your vacation! I just wanted to come and leave you a Comment that I received your lovely "first penpal letter" and will be writing soon! I loved your letter! I'm hoping mine will be waiting for you when you return home! :)

Hugs and smiles!

Karla

frenchie46 on Mar 27, 2013:

Thanks for the angel fabrics... beautiful!!!

biasbabe on Mar 11, 2013:

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To the Nuts for Sewing Group

zurdoswifey on Feb 28, 2013:

I mailed your PC a day feb 15-28 and forgot to let you know but its on its way to you and you should get it shortly

AZmom875 on Feb 15, 2013:

Liz you are my Feb 15th PC person for the A postcard a day swap. It will go out in Saturdays mail. Happy swapping.

racheljohnson on Feb 11, 2013:

Hi! I mailed your postcard for the A Postcard a Day Feb 1-14 Swap today. Happy swapping!

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