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cassandracarol9

cassandracarol9
Date Joined: November 1, 2012
Last Online: November 2, 2014
Birthday: February 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, If I am your partner in a swap please let me know if you do not recieve a swap sent from me and I will resend. About me: I am a mother of 3 beautiful girls with one precocious 10 year old grandson. I work full time as a process analyst and craft every free moment I get. Looking forward to retirement where I can craft, garden and sight see full time! I come by my talents naturally, my father was a very talented sculptor, writer and artist. As a child I spent many hours with him in his workshop assisting when he needed an extra hand or working with bits of this and that left from his projects. I have always been crafty and prefer handmade gifts to store bought. There is so much commercialism and mass production very little is unique anymore. I love the holidays and any excuse to make cards. Halloween is my favorite with Christmas a close second. I see art in everything. I love thrift store finds that can be made into something else. My kids cringe when we pass someone's house who might be throwing out a table or chair or what have you because they know I will stop to check it out. I have been known to go on road trips to visit thrift stores and flea markets out of our area. In my minds eye I see what could be not necessarily what is. I have several artists that I follow on facebook and etsy. I love the look of Jasmine Becket-Griffith's work as well as Horka Dolls,Dorote Zaukaite,Myka Jelina and Odd Princess Dolls to name a few.

Favorite Crafts

I love to craft with clay, both polymer and paperclay. I scrapbook and make cards, I have been known to do a few collages,I paint a little and do pyrography. On occasion I do a little sewing when necessary. Sometimes I incorporate all of the above into my work. I love texture and color. Mixed media really calls out to me. Most likely because I can't always decide on just one medium to work with. :-) When scrapbooking I rarely do 12 x 12 pages and or books. With a full time job and raising teenage girls I have not always had a great deal of time for crafting so I lean towards projects that can be completed in a fairly short amount of time. As a resilt I love the smaller chipboard books/scrapbooks and have done many for family and friends. I have started a couple of altered books and have done a few ATC pieces. I love the texture in mixed media and have done a few pieces to hang in my studio previously our guest bedroom. Since I work for a building supply co. I have access to plywood cut offs and other sheet goods which make great panels for collage etc. I have a large collection of rubber stamps and love to stamp not only paper but clay. I love using embossing powders and almost anything that adds interest to a piece. Layers of color, images, and texture fascinate me.

Favorite Music

All music except heavy metal :-) Love the kid's music, pop and light rock. Anything with a good beat. Current favorite band is The Maine

Favorite Books

Anything by Nicholas Sparks. I am really into audio books right now and have discovered a whole new world of entertainment at our local library. When crafting I wear my apron with the big pockets so I can work comfortably with my portable CD player going and a good story. My girls roll their eyes and my husband makes fun because of course I am in my own world at the time but it works for me. I love historical romance and have recently gotten into some teen lit (Stephanie Meyers etc.)

Favorite Movies

The Notebook (who does not love Ryan Gosling) and Sweet Home Alabama for starters. I like chick flicks and pretty much anything romantic. I am a big sap at heart and love a good love story!

Favorite Television

I don't get to watch much television because my husband is one of those people who thinks he can watch several programs at one time so he is always switching back and forth which drives me absolutely NUTS! So I spend most of my free time in my craft room working on my next project what ever that might be. The programs I watch when I do get to watch TV are usually the fix-it up shows and such. I have watched several series like Buffy the vampire slayer on Netflix but not much on TV. I have been known to watch those hoarder shows but those folks scare me (might recognize a little of myself ...hmmmmm:-( )

Current projects

I am currently working on some new items for my Etsy store - 44th Terrace Designs. I have quite a few wooden boxes decorated in my store with a little bit of this and that however I want to get into more mixed media. Collage, painting etc. I don't know what it is about the wooden boxes that draws me, I love things that store other things. Maybe kind of obsessive but there you have it- I am currently working on my first Art doll. I used to collect porcelain dolls. Since my girls are almost all grown I have been working on downsizing. Last year I sold off most of my collection on Ebay and started following a couple of doll artists on Etsy. I love how unique and creative they are so I decided to try my hand at making an art doll. Faces and hands are troublesome but like antything else I have found practice helps. Recently I spent an entire afternoon sculpting lips until I could get that little bow at the top of the lip to look just the way I wanted. As an analyst I tend to lean towards linear/mechanical thinking so Art lets the creative side of my personality out. :-)

Favorite things

I love things with wings. Birds -especially owls, peacocks and sparrows Angels Fairies Butterflies Dragonflys Dragons Winged horses etc Even those little flying pigs make me smile.

Other things I like Mermaids, frogs and lizards

Favorite Colors

Blue Purple Teal Tiffany's green Pink Aquamarine Coffee Bronze Copper

Things I collect

Rubber stamps Decorative jars (good to store craft stuff in) pomanders cookie cutters vintage metal tins (like cookie tins) cool buttons (love blue buttons :-))

Ratings

Alyson rated for C♥W Witch's Bottle Swap on Sep 8, 2013
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Response: Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: love my cheshire atc, thank you for joining and sending a wonderful atc!
Response: I am so happy you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the unique ATC and other tuck-in items that you so thoughtfully sent winging my way!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Casscd rated for ATC with a Used Postage Stamp on Sep 2, 2013
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Comment: Hi Candy! Wow!! Thank you so much for the mail you sent. It really was 'Serendipidy' and I love it all!!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
magicinker rated for Fall themed ATC on Sep 1, 2013
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Comment: Thanks so much for the fantastic ATC..I loved it ! "SMILE"
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Very awesome ATC. Thank you for the extra goodies.
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
MrsDoubleA rated for Crayon Only ATC on Aug 30, 2013
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Comment: Such an awesome looking ATC, and lovely extras. Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Vickyen rated for Recycled Revelation #12 on Aug 29, 2013
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Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the lovely Recycled ATC, note and extra goodies! I love the ATC! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: I love the lacey ATC you sent. It's girly but feels a lil edgy. I like the black shadow on the lace doily... I would never have thought of it but I love it. Thanks for the extras too!
Response: I am so glad you liked it! Thanks!
jessielightyear rated for Crayon Only ATC on Aug 26, 2013
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Comment: Thanks! :) I love the ATC and the extras are always a plus! :)
Response: So glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!!
CarlaDMG rated for Fabric ATC on Aug 23, 2013
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Comment: ☺ "Sew" lovely a creation! Thanks for the fun extras. Thanks for making this 2nd one when the 1st went astray.
Response: So glad this one made it and that you liked it! Thanks for the heart!!
palmettogirl727 rated for Moon Face ATC on Aug 23, 2013
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Comment: What an amazing ATC! Nothing else in my collection like that one. Thank you so much-it's obvious that you spent a lot of time on it. The stash of goodies was over the top too! Love all of it!
Response: So glad you like it. I tried several new techniques with that one and really enjoyed making it. Thanks for the heart!!
JLVerde rated for Baby Dottee! on Aug 16, 2013
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Comment: Fabulous dotee. I love the face and arms and the charm on the tail. Such a great look and so well made. Can't wait to use the extra faces. I don't make clay crafts but have wanted to play with clay faces so I'm very excited. Thank you for an excellent swap.
Aumonae rated for FFA - All Buttoned Up on Aug 16, 2013
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Comment: Your ATC is absolutely gorgeous!!! Blue and chocolate... can'[t go wrong with those two things in my book ;) Seriously... awesome. The extras were spot on as well. Thank you so much. I wish I could give you more than one heart.
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Comment: Wow! A horse of a different color arrived today, and can I just say- score..! well done indeed, what a pleasure to receive something with so much obvious effort put into it! Many thanks and oh let's say ten hearts...
Response: Thank-you! I was pleased with that one myself. It was one of those that I was not quite sure how I was going to do it so I just started and it just kind of came together. I love when that happens! So glad you like it! Thanks a bunch for the heart!
cardgal5 rated for Punch Art ATC #44 - Yellow on Aug 10, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the Pretty ATC. I love it. Also all the extra's. I get so happy when I get Swap mail.
Response: I love swap mail too! It makes my husband laugh because the first question I ask him when I get home is, did I get any mail today! Thanks for the heart!!
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Comment: Thanks!! Loved it
Response: Thanks for the heart!!
druideye rated for Steam Punk ATC - USA on Aug 8, 2013
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Comment: Wow, this is a gorgeous ATC, I am so proud to own it, thank you so much and thanks for the great extras too! ♥♥♥
Response: So glad you liked it, I really enjoyed making it! Thanks for the heart!!
DecoPalace rated for cassandracarol9 on Aug 5, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the private trade and the extra stuff. I really appreciate it!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!!
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Comment: Embossing looks fabulous! Thanks for the lesson! Thanks for swapping! :-)
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!!

Rating Overview

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Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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oreon on Dec 13, 2012:

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