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Date Joined: September 24, 2011
Last Online: February 14, 2012
Birthday: June 17, 1974
Country: United States
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About Me

Unschooling, crunchy, anti-mainstream, pro-life mama to 4 boys, on a journey of personal growth and development. I do not consider myself to be an artist as I generally feel rather artistically challenged. However, I relax and get absorbed by crafting and creating, so whether it's something you like or not, know I put a whole lot of time and effort into it :)

I am Christian, so I love anything themed in that manner. I'm also a libertarian with strong beliefs about freedom and liberty. Ron Paul is a modern day hero! I also like Ayn Rand's work.

Favorite Books

I own a Kindle, and I swear I will be buried with it! LOL I love to read more than just about anything else in the world. My perfect day would be spent in bed, surrounded by snuggly pillows and blankets, reading in absolute silence but for the fan blowing a gentle breeze over me. I try to read my Bible daily (and got "The Message" for Christmas!), my new favorite author is Max Lucado, and I still love oldies but goodies like Stephen King, Danielle Steele, James Patterson, Lee Childs, John Grisham, etc. In personal growth and development, I LOVE Alfie Kohn, John Holt, Ivan Illich, Pam Leo, Adele Farber and Elaine Mazlish, Sandra Dodd, etc. Basically, there are few books I won't read :)

Favorite Movies

I love good romantic comedies along with action and adventure movies. Lately, I've been enjoying documentaries ("Schooling The World") and musically-inclined ("Once"). I also love a good drama ("Shine of Rainbows"). I love to laugh, so comedies rate highly for me - I like all of the Harold & Kumar movies, "SuperTroopers", "Without A Paddle", and "The Gods Must Be Crazy".

Favorite Television

Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars were two of my all-time favorite shows, but since those are now gone (darn you, WB!), I enjoy Psych, all the CSI's, Dexter, and Raising Hope. I started out really liking Glee, but I've since kind of gone all, "Meh," on it.

Favorite Crafts

I really enjoy scrapbooking and card making. Stamping has become one of my super duper new favorite ways to craft. I've also had periods of time where I enjoyed and focused on one-stroke painting, counted cross-stitch, and crocheting. These days, if it has ink, I'm on it :)


~ ANYTHING which glows in the dark!!! It literally turns me into a squealing with glee 12 year old girl.

~ Colors: Light purple and dark blue, greens and blue-green colors, deep reds and burgundy...

~ Any stamps, inks, embellishments, ribbons, paper tape. I really like Tim Holtz's distressed inks by Ranger and the aged/distressed look.

~ Googly eyes Q Q

~ Things that make me say, "Awwwww," like babies and baby animals

~ Soft, silky, and/or fluffy textures

~ Flowers, glitter, bling, girlie stuff, vintage images and ephemera, 1950s era anythings

~ Beads and beaded stuff

~ Items showcasing heritage like Russian nesting dolls, Spanish fans, Chinese calligraphy, etc.

~ I collect GNOMES, so anything with a gnome on it will make me grin from ear to ear.

~ I would really like to receive some "fibers" as I'm having a hard time finding them in craft stores locally or even online.

~ All things 80's! I am an 80's child through and through. I had an original Cabbage Patch doll, I watched Punky Brewster, and my first crush was a toss up between Ricky Schroeder and Michael Jackson :D


I'm not a big fan of earth tones, though I often admire work done with them.

Though I like Tim Holtz distressed inks, I dislike steampunk.

I'm just lukewarm on things like Hello Kitty and Disney stuff.

Peach scented anything makes me ill.

Fair Warning

I'm really, really new to crafting. I took one afternoon scrapbook class about 11 years ago and did it for about 3 months before life got too busy. I recently took a weekend crafting class called "All Things Ranger" with Ranger products, so it's re-sparked my interest in crafting, particularly stamping.

Anyway, I make no promises. Sometimes I think my stuff is really ugly, but I figure as long as I'm having fun, it can't be that bad. Please don't feel you'll hurt my feelings if you are compelled to throw something away which I've made :)

Celebrity Crushes

I thought this would be a fun category to add as I would certainly NEVER be sad to receive something featuring one of my celeb crushes :)

I like...

Tommy Lee Jones

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Matthew McConaughey

Robert Pattinson (yes, I'm a Twilight fan, and I'm team Edward!).


Lauriez rated for 75 random questions about you on Mar 15, 2012
Comment: It has been a month since you clicked sent on this one and I still have not received. You also have not responded to the PM I sent a week ago. I will rerate if I ever receive.
Chaz rated for ATC Mythical Creatures #2 Cthulhu on Feb 12, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the very sparkly Cthulhu! I really like the details!
Madelon rated for Art Envelope Free Theme #2 on Feb 7, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the tag. I love what you've done - so unusual and effective. Thanks too for the blank tags and the note pad, a lovely thought.
Comment: Hello there thanks so very very much for the really net cute fun looking gift of I ♥heart♥ Mail Art - January. I loved every thing inside of it big time it really made me happy and smile big time.
sosiejude rated for Decorative Tag Swap January 2012 on Feb 4, 2012
Comment: Love the tag thanks for extras! hugs judex
rindexones rated for Dexter (the show!) ATC on Feb 3, 2012
Comment: I just love this!! The effect of the plastic is so cool, and I just love the quotes! What a great swap to open! Thanks so much for the re-send, it means a lot!!
Response: Yay!! I'm just so happy that the USPS finally came through on this! What a relief after SO long. I'm glad you're happy with the ATC as well. I still wish you could have seen the first envelope, but oh well, at least you got *something*! Looking forward to Dexter Season 2 ATC swap!!
madcrazy rated for Decorative Tag Swap January 2012 on Feb 3, 2012
Comment: You made such a wonderful snowman for this swap, so unique. He will have to substitute for the snow we're not having this year (I love snow)! Thank you for this lovely tag. Kathy
Response: I'm also missing the snow this year - so strange to look outside in January and see SPRING (muddy grass) rather than a white out. I've had those clear glass pieces for EVER, so I'm glad I finally found a use for them. I asked my mom if crocheting scarves for snowmen on a tag was a sign of crafting addiction, and she agreed it was. What a happy addiction to have :D
Artreverie rated for QUICK Stamped images swap #14 on Jan 30, 2012
Comment: Thanks for my stamped images! :) Love them. Fast shipping!
Response: Thanks for rating! I'm glad you like them :)
carterj rated for QUICK ATC swap #54 on Jan 28, 2012
Comment: Thank You so much Teresa for my ATC. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my gnome! It's awesom! It will go up on my shelf to display! :)
Response: Yay!!! I am glad you love it!! I loved making it - I even snapped a photo of it (something I nearly never do) and posted on my Facebook page saying I was a bit sad to see him go. I'm so happy he's in a good home and on display at that! Wowza!! Enjoy him :)
selahgal rated for January atc's on Jan 25, 2012
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart :) Sorry for my goof up the first time around!
redsnodgrass rated for QUICK ATC swap #52 on Jan 24, 2012
Comment: Thanks
Response: you're welcome. Thanks for the heart <3
GypsyRose rated for Last Minute Christmas Cards! on Jan 23, 2012
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! Hope the New Year is treating you well :)
badandknowsit2 rated for Last Minute Christmas Cards! on Jan 23, 2012
Response: Thanks so much for rating!
Wenturner71 rated for My Favorite 80's Item ATC on Jan 20, 2012
Comment: I had jelly shoes! Mine got melted on the muffler of my best friend's mo-ped! Couldn't tell my mom because I wasn't supposed to be riding it! Thank you for the memory!
Response: I really try to avoid hand-'drawing' items as I know my skills are not great, but I couldn't find a good photo of the jelly shoes. I'm glad you enjoyed the memory, and I'm so sorry your jelly shoes were melted!! What funny things we do as kids :)
wollsucht rated for Russian Doll Series #1 - 3 Inches on Jan 19, 2012
Comment: Thanks a lot for your wonderful ATC - it´s lovely.......
Response: You're welcome! I love the Russian dolls and am excited to have the whole series.
Vagirl rated for Leftover Wrapping Paper on Jan 10, 2012
Comment: Thank you so very much for your awesome envelope and all the wonderful goodies you included for me. I love the card you made too!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the heart :) I love receiving extra goodies, so I try to always do the same for others.
groundhogstamper rated for QUICK ATC swap #51 on Jan 9, 2012
Comment: Love the poodle ATC and all the goodies you enclosed. Thank you so much. Wish I could give you more hearts.
Response: Oh, good!!! I'm so glad you like it :) I thought it was a cute little nod to your pet. It was my first time using fibers, and I think it came out alright.
Response: Thanks for rating! :)

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Justene on Jan 9, 2012:

Hi @capagrl Welcome to the "I ♥heart♥ Mail Art - January" swap.....I'm so happy you joined my swap! Looking forward to 'meeting you in the mail'! Have a wonderful day! :)

HannahsMommy07 on Jan 6, 2012:

HAPPY WEEKEND! Just wanted to send you a cyber hug and let you know there are special prayers being said for you!!

LauraM540 on Dec 22, 2011:

I just saw your message about the 80's swaps...I'd be up for doing some!! Music, movies, TV, fads...whatever!! Let's break out the leg warmers and get to work! Maybe we could even start a group here for 80's themed swaps??

Keaniebean on Dec 9, 2011:

Hi Teresa, I just wanted to say how lovely it was to receive a Thank You letter. I'm really pleased that you liked the piece of Reindeer Poo paper, I just thought it was so much fun considering the time of year. I have to say that your envelope was really beautiful too, so Thank You for making today a happy mail day. I hope to see you again in some more swaps sometime.xxx

kevsbabe on Nov 18, 2011:

Thank you for the So Sorry Card on the I goofed. You did not have to worry about it :} but I love the Christmas Card to share I know who I am sending it to and the turkey notepad how did you get that picture of me LOL. Thank you for all. you are most Genorous.

renmagpie on Oct 4, 2011:

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that the Mail Art for Beginners package was posted for you today. :)

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