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blueapplegallery

blueapplegallery
Date Joined: July 21, 2010
Last Online: August 16, 2017
Birthday: January 8, 1984
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Kim. I have recently taken a break from swapping as I have just had a baby but I will be getting back into some swaps shortly.

I work as a kindergarten teacher and have many art related hobbies. My favorite art forms to participate in are pottery/ceramics and mixed media collage. I've tried glass arts (stained glass and lampworking) a few times and if I can ever obtain the proper equipment and get that up and running I would love to experience more of it. I recently got a kiln and pottery wheel and have been working in ceramics when I am able to find the time. I also enjoy making soap.

I am a mother of 3 year old Sophie and baby Alex.. Being a mother is absolutely an amazing experience.

Here's what I like:

I have an odd obsession with collecting little bits of things and displaying them around the house and my "studio hut" in little jars.
Here's a sampling of things I collect and treasure:

  • Glass Marbles
  • lucky stars (the origami type)
  • acai beads and other natural beads
  • glass beads
  • scrabble tiles
  • game pieces
  • origami paper
  • metal jacks
  • felt food
  • polymer clay charms
  • cabochons
  • bread tags
  • buttons
  • colorful plastic bags (to make plarn with)
  • Lego bricks

Here's what I don't like:

I'm not picky but there are things I don't exactly care for:

  • The generic stuff that lines the shelves of Wal-Mart and the dollar store. It's not that I wouldn't appreciate or that I don't have my share of practical/generic items around my house for everyday use but, it's just that these things aren't interesting to find in the mailbox.

  • Disposable items. Let's face it, there's enough in our landfills without me having to add to it with everything I use.

Favorite Books

  • I will pick up and read just about anything! I'm not particularly fond of cheesy romance books however.

  • I read a lot of non-fiction particularly arts and crafts books.

  • I also enjoy reading children's books to my students and my daughter. (Sophie loves board books with vivid color pictures. She will sit there and look at her favorite books for long periods of time which you know is about 5 minutes in toddler time!)

-My student's on the other hand enjoy just about anything that would interest a 5-6 year old. I'm always collecting books and lending/giving them to my students to read so if you have a few laying around and collecting dust, I would put them to good use!

Favorite Colors

  • Blue (Any Shade)
  • Lime Green
  • Teal
  • Bright Orange
  • Brown, Gold, Avocado and Rust Orange (Used Together)
  • Primary Colors (used together)

You can't go wrong if you send me something colorful!

Hobbies and Interests

  • Soap Making
  • Clay and Ceramics (I just purchased a pottery wheel and I'm working on saving for a small kiln!)
  • Collage, Mixed Media and Art Journaling
  • knit and crochet (especially working with Plarn)
  • Journaling
  • Pen-Pals
  • Writing Short Stories
  • Small DIY installations and tinkering projects. (Some of the projects I have successfully completed are a play kitchen for Sophie out of old nightstands and a wooden bead maze made with rubber coated wire hangers and a wooden base.)

My Family

I have 2 kids. Sophie who is 3 and Alex who is a baby. (He was born 3-4-17.)

Sophie's interests include: - art supplies - candy/snacks - dress up items - building toys - dance themed items (she takes tap, ballet and tumbling.) - bubbles and play dough - hair bows and clips - beads and necklaces

Alex is a bit young to have preferences but of course uses the typical things babies use. His nursery is space themed and we use cloth diapers.

My husband David is into comic books, SiFi (especially Star Wars and Dr. Who), woodworking and cars. He has dabbled in installation art as well as painting characters on glasses.

I have 2 cats (Rocket and Pinky)

Food:

I like:

  • kinder surprise eggs (I can't get those in the US!)
  • fruity candy
  • trying international foods from other countries
  • herbal teas
  • coffee

Between the members of my family and I there aren't many dislikes and no food allergies in my family so if you send it, it will probably get eaten!

Ratings

pcmiminini rated for 100 Origami Lucky Stars on Aug 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the swap! I like how you packaged the stars. The star paper is very special, I folded them all immediately :) The pencil toppers are very cute too.
Rosekoala02 rated for Koala ATC on Aug 4, 2017
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Comment: thank for extra stuffs and cute koala ATC! :)
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Comment: Thank you! The little heart on the cat was a nice touch. :)
Conniegirl rated for C.I. ~ 2 PCs: 1 colored; 1 not on Jul 22, 2017
5
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Comment: Very pretty, thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for your lovely package that you sent with tracking. I loved the candy.will send yours soon. Sorry for the late rate. Just back from holiday. Lynn
AtTheSmithHouse rated for Bee ATC on Jul 12, 2017
5
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Comment: Love it so very much!
thebeholder rated for used book #2 on Jul 11, 2017
5
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Comment: I have actually read this book before and it was a good one! Might read it again! Thank you!
Response: I always worry about that! Glad you like it enough to read it again.
5
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Comment: Ty!
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Comment: Thank you for both of the cootie catchers that you sent. I was intrigued by the idea of turning it into a magic 8 ball style cootie catcher!
lynnerfb rated for CfC: May "My Favorite Cloth" Swap on Jun 1, 2017
5
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Comment: I love this yarn Thank you
thebragal rated for Kids Love Mail Too #2 on May 31, 2017
5
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Comment: I loved your package so much! The puzzles are fabulous! Love Teddy
Cata rated for Handmade Soap (Spring 2017) on May 27, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for this soap - it is nice to use something green and fresh at this time of the year :)
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Comment: Hi Kimberly, I love all my washi. Thanks so much. Happy Swapping. :)
Cata rated for Handmade Soap (Winter '16) on Dec 17, 2016
5
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Comment: I like the minty smell - thank you for the soap and organising this swap!
Artsynerdgirl rated for Ceramic Ornament on Dec 11, 2016
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cute ornament! :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the fun cloth!
heidiling rated for Blueapplegallery and Heidiling on Oct 29, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you fpr swapping with me, and for the yummy goodies. I am especially exited to try the apple caramels:)
aligurl75 rated for Surprise Box for Kids on Sep 26, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much!! Your box of goodies for JJ was/is totally wonderful. And the delivery timing was perfect. He was all mopey this morning and then we got your package and he is running around totally happy yelling " PLAY DOH, THOMAS.. STICKERS!!"
pobuffy rated for Monthly Dishcloth Swap - September on Sep 21, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you, Kimberly, for the lovely dishcloth you sent me for this swap. It is very nice. pobuffy
Ngake rated for Small candy swap on Sep 1, 2016
5
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely treats!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 320 88 101
Completed Fives Threes Ones
344 442 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
17 52 275 0
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Comments

rngstgstll on Aug 14, 2016:

pma

Welcome to ZMACS!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

chaari on Apr 27, 2016:

*Just Because**

Thanks for being a part of my group! :)

BlueberryLady on Jan 3, 2016:

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday a couple days early so I wouldn't forget... Hugs and Smiles..! !

ladybugluvsstuff on Aug 5, 2015:

im looking for you tag received, thank you for the awesome ladybug atc I luv it, its so unique and unusual and also its the very first one I got from someone else , I hope to aquire a collection of ladybug atcs. Also thanks for the awesome stickers!

anrtist on Apr 18, 2015:

Welcome to the APDG ~ Group!

I just posted a BAOBAB Tree themed swap ;-)
They are beautiful! It will be a fun pic swap too.
You may host some group swaps now too if you please!
ENJOY the Group!
Blessings, cc

cherrihurt on Aug 29, 2014:

Thank you for angeling on just the letter A atc!

tatntole on Jun 13, 2014:

Thank you so much for the gift you sent for the $7 Etsy swap.

ladydy5 on Jun 3, 2014:

Glad to have you join. Artistically Inclined GroupMe! Enjoy the swaps

hollycm6 on May 28, 2014:

Thank you for the sweet I Wish tag! I love it!

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