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bethmcv

bethmcv
Date Joined: January 13, 2009
Last Online: November 28, 2016
Birthday: January 14, 1969
Country: United States

Something I'd like you to know

I've been away from Swap-bot for a long time, and have only recently returned. I received a "1" rating about 6 years ago. The member who rated me is no longer active on the site, but I did still try to contact her. In fact I tried again today, as I was just dropped from a swap I had already prepared to send because of it. Sadly email swaps sometimes get lost in spam folders or folks change their email addresses. Anyone who has swapped with me knows that I always go above and beyond what is required. I do this because I like to, and I always keep in mind what I would like to receive from someone. Please, if there are any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me.

About Me

I am an avid crafter who enjoys all kinds of crafts. I'm a married mother of one, and I joyfully share my life with my beloved husband. We've been married nearing 30 years now, and have the wondrous experience of raising our beautiful, scary smart and wickedly talented daughter to adulthood. My hubby and I have now been empty nesters for almost 10 years (hardly seems possible). I'm disabled so I spend a lot of time pursuing various hobbies and crafts. I was raised by my grandparents who were both very crafty and taught me the value in making things yourself. I love everything about the process of crafting, from designing a project right through to its completion. To me there is no greater gift than to give or receive a handmade item. To know that someone took the time and effort to create something for you is a sign of their of both their love and respect.

Favorite Crafts

I like crafting of all kinds, but I would have to say the my number one favorite thing to do is scrapbook. I enjoy just about every single aspect of it, and I am always amazed at the new techniques and supplies that are constantly available. I also like making ATC's and greeting cards as well as mini-books and the like. I do counted cross-stitch and plastic canvas projects as well. I dabble at painting and wood crafts now and then. I also like to make jewelry and other beaded crafts. The list never ends. I often try to teach myself new craft forms, sometimes I am successful and others....well.... a least I gave it a try...right? Right now I'm a kick with crochet, but I find I have to limit myself because I've developed pretty painful tendinitis in both my arms, and my hands and fingers are often quite painful as well. I was taking orders for baby blankets and hat and bib sets, but it got to be too much and now I'm back to just doing my own stuff.

Favorite Books

Crafting and reading are often neck and neck as my favorite past-time. I rarely leave the house without both a book and something that I'm crafting with me. I caught the "bookworm" bug when I was little girl, and have (thankfully) never gotten rid of it. I started out reading the usual childhood fare, but discovered romance novels in my early teens. I stuck with those, mostly historicals, until my 20's and then started to broaden my horizons with horror and medical mysteries. I have a great many favorite authors, but a few standouts would be Johanna Lindsey. Catherine Coulter, Julie Garwood, Dean Koontz and Michael Palmer. Several years ago I got swept up in the who "50 Shades of Gray" phenomenon, and have been (happily) riding that wave ever since. A few fav authors there are Sylvia Day, Shayla Black, Maya Banks and Kristen Ashley. In an attempt to broaden my reading horizons, and to get out of the house and socialize more, I started a monthly book club. We call ourselves "The Happy Bookers", and we have reading some very interesting fare. Look me up on Goodreads for more on my reading bio

Favorite Movies

Movies are another love of mine. I enjoy all kinds of movies, and currently have a DVD collection that numbers well over 600. In fact I'm currently trying to decide what kind of storage system to use as I can longer house what I have, let alone add to it. "Date Night" around here generally includes dinner, a movie and lots of cuddling (not necessarily in that order). I like to have rnoise while I'm crafting, so if not music then I tend to have a movie playing. I love all kinds of movies, but I generally lean towards action, adventure and dramas. Some of my all time faves include, "The Shawshank Redemption", "Gone With the Wind" and anything animated by Disney or Pixar (both classic and new). I also own and regularly watch (or rather rewatch) all the movies in the "Underworld", "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" series. My guilty pleasure movies are either scary (not too gory) movies or musicals. I know a rather odd gamut there, but Hey! you enjoy what you enjoy, right? Whose to say I can't watch "28 Days Later" (the absolute best zombie movie EVER made) followed up by "Hairspray" or "Chicago".

Favorite Music

I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, but I particularly like songs that tell a story. Country music is primarily what I listen to but I also enjoy a lot of the classics. From easy listening to classic rock, with a bit of classical and Broadway show tunes thrown in for good measure, A few of my favorite artists include Little Big Town, Gary Allen, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. I will listen to just about anything as long as I can understand the lyrics and it doesn't give me a headache. I enjoy listening to music while I am crafting or reading. I'm absolute fan of Sirius XM's "The Highway". I also listen to Pandora and I Heart Radio while crafting.

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of TV, perhaps it could be called an obscene amount of TV. It is just my husband and I in the house, but we have FOUR televisions with DVR units on each. I would think that qualifies as obscene. I like noise while I craft so music, movies or TV....something is always playing in the background. I watch a few of the newer shows, my current favorite being "The Walking Dead" at the moment, however, the majority of my TV viewing would be reruns. I love to watch Law & Order (SVU is my fav), CSI (New York and Miami were the best), and Criminal Minds. I also (re)watch a lot of other series on Netflix, like Charmed and Sons of Anarchy, but I've really enjoyed finding new-to-me series like "Lost Girl" and "Copper".

Likes & Dislikes

LIKES vintage anything retro color patterns shabby chic distressed worn look soft romantic floral patterns celtic designs green (all shades) black brown (all shades) lilac giraffes (animals in general) cats dogs

DISLIKES insects cutesy cartoon like things hello kitty

Ratings

Addie18 rated for Gratitude List on Jan 13, 2017
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Comment: never received swap. will change if it arrives
bluecrayons rated for Quick and easy meals on Jan 1, 2017
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Comment: never received swap. will change if it arrives
Jadelynn rated for Youtube - What I've watched #2 on Nov 22, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely video's! I had a lot of fun watching them :-)
nikivona rated for The First Page - USA only on Nov 17, 2016
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Comment: Loved it, Beth!! Thank you so much :)
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Comment: Loved all the different book series you included. Def gonna look into those. Love that you included so many different things from my profile :D I will reply to your message soon!
Wildchild rated for Youtube - What I've watched #2 on Nov 4, 2016
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Comment: Looking Forward to watching these Thank you for Sharing
carlas rated for My Top 10 Things to Do Before I Die on Nov 3, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you for letting me know your top 10 things. best regards, Sekar
BluGinhm rated for Halloween Cards! on Nov 3, 2016
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Comment: Your card and note are wonderful! I love Halloween. Unfortunately, my dad passed away on Monday, but I think because I love Halloween so much, it will just bring more and more good memories of him. Thanks so much for the card!
Mellimel rated for Halloween Cards! on Nov 3, 2016
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Comment: thank you for the card. =)
sunrising42 rated for Youtube - What I've watched #2 on Nov 3, 2016
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Comment: Fantastic videos! I haven't watched them all yet, but I've loved everything so far!
DCasey rated for Halloween Cards! on Nov 2, 2016
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Comment: Tks for the Xmas Tree PC Beth!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing
pandora808 rated for Intro Letter and Sweet Recipe on Oct 16, 2016
5
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Comment: Awesome swap!! Got swap in the mail very quick and enjoyed the swap. Thanks!
Froggy2974 rated for Creative Cardmaking Challenge #1 on Oct 15, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and all the extras.
jezb750 rated for Random Postcard #4 on Oct 12, 2016
5
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Comment: Hello Beth. Apologies for the late rating but I have enjoyed what you wrote on the card, about changes in life and contemplating on the good we have done for the year. I hope to swap with you again! Please PM me if you want another card on another theme. ;)
KSENiA rated for 5 Favorite Books PC - INTL on Oct 4, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
gizmodust rated for ABC Recipe Swap #3 Letter C on Oct 3, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much for the recipe cards. The jello with ice cream sounds interesting. Never heard of doing it that way before. Thanks again.
aligurl75 rated for ABC Recipe Swap #3 Letter C on Sep 26, 2016
5
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Comment: I got the recipes. Thank you so much. I will let you know when I try them out

Rating Overview

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4.9694 244 5 6
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Comments

joybells2426 on Oct 16, 2016:

Hello! I'm wondering if you received my card for the creative card making challenge. I'm starting to worry that you didn't get it.

LavenderSprinkles on Oct 13, 2016:

Hey there! Could you rate me for Massive Themed Recipes Swap please?

jaimierandolph on Sep 10, 2016:

Profile Check for Notebook paper recipe SWAP #2! Hope you enjoy the swap! Happy Swapping, Jaimie Randolph

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 5, 2016:

jaimierandolph on Jul 23, 2016:

Profile Check for Homemade Postcard SWAP#2! Hope you enjoy the swap! Happy Swapping, Jaimie Randolph

jaimierandolph on Jul 16, 2016:

Profile Check for Pick 3 Goodies #2 Your ones are to active members of Swap-Bot and although they are a little while back there is no comment on there with you trying to resend... Hope you get this fixed for the next one!
Have a great day! Happy Swapping! Jaimie Randolph

jlburke3 on Jul 11, 2016:

Hi Beth! My name is Julia and I'm your partner for the Quick Friendly Profile Comment swap. I like reading the way you describe crafting, I feel the same way. Nothing feels better to me than to receive a handmade gift from someone. One of my roommates is very thoughtful and always writes me cards for the holidays and it is just so much better than any store-bought gift could be. Take care and happy swapping!

Zindelo on Jul 7, 2016:

Hey there! Nice to meet you! Zindelo here doing the 'quick friendly profile comment' swap. For your DVD problem, what if you got a really big hard drive (a few terabytes) and ripped all your DVDs onto that? Then you could collapse the entire thing into just data and feed it to a smart TV that way. My partner has the same problem, too many DVDs and not enough space, so that's what he's doing about it.

You mentioned you like music that tells a story; I don't know if the actual music would be your style (it falls under 'symphonic metal' I think), but Rhapsody of Fire do pretty amazing concept albums- it's like a movie, with characters and plot and everything, but no pictures. Definitely a big story being told there, it spans several albums!

I had a nice time reading your profile, and also I see that you do crochet! Maybe I could interest you in a tiny private swap in that regard? Nothing that'd hassle your tendonitis, I promise.

Anyway, hope you have a lovely day!

chaari on Jul 6, 2016:

Quick friendly profile comment

Hello there Beth!

Many Greetings from Germany!

I think it is really cool that you are in a bookclub, I always wanted to be in one, but it never happened somehow. But I am sure it's lots of fun :-)

Also I really admire how crafty you are! Sadly I kind of have two left hands when it comes to crafting, but I always love looking at the stuff other people create. I always found it rather curious, that so many people in the US are scrapbooking, over here, I know noone who does this. I did not even know what it was until I signed up here. But it looks pretty impressive :-)

I wish you a wonderful day! Liebe Grüße!

Vanessa

sweetsugartree on Jul 4, 2016:

Happy 4th of July, Beth! I'm one of your partners for the Get that Song Out of My Head!! (Quick Turnaround) swap :)

Ever since I saw Michael Shannon lip sync this song on Lip Sync Battle, I can't get it outta my head...truth be told, though..I don't mind! I love it! Hope you will, too!

Here Comes Your Man by the Pixies

from SweetSugarTree / Wilma

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