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cbjenks

cbjenks
Date Joined: February 13, 2009
Last Online: April 8, 2010

Country: United States

About Me

I am a kindergarten teacher, wife, and a busy mother of two precious boys (ages 5 and 3).

Favorite Crafts

My favorites are scrapbooking, card making, and pretty much anything to do with paper and felt. I'm always shopping for metal embellishments and interesting items for my paper crafts.

I enjoy sewing and have made a couple of quilts, purses, and other small items. I'm not an advanced seamstress by any means! :)

I used to cross stitch, but haven't had the energy or time in many years. I have bought the supplies to learn punch needle embroidery, however, they are still sitting in the craft closet waiting to be used.

I have always wanted to learn needle felting because I love the projects I have seen using that technique.

Favorite Television

Bones and Lost are my two favorite shows currently on the air. Past favorites include: Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends, and Angel.

I enjoy reality television far too much. Some of my favorites: Big Brother, Survivor, American Idol, The Bachelor(ette), Dancing with the Stars, and Hell's Kitchen.

Favorite Books

Anything by Patricia Cornwell, Earl Emerson, and Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child. I love mystery, horror, and an occasional Chick Lit book.

I'm always on the look-out for craft/scrapbooking magazines and idea books. I currently subscribe to my favorites: Crafts n' Things, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Trends, Cards, and Simply Handmade.

Favorite Music

I'm a fan of all types of music. On my Zune I have everything from Contemporay Christian to Megadeath.

Favorite Stuff

I am always searching for small collage items for paper crafting: watch gears, clock faces, charms, alphabet/number tiles, etc. Pretty much any small "finding" flat enough to fit on a scrapbook page or card.

I love stamping! I collect rubber/clear stamps. My favorites are sentiments, trees, owls, borders, and geometric shapes.

We love to make cupcakes at our house and interesting sprinkles are always welcome! We also like cupcake toppers and picks. Some more favorites: metal cookie cutters and Bento lunch items.

I love hand crafted items. There is just something special about owning an item that you know someone crafted with you in mind. Handcrafted charms for a charm bracelet, embroidered flour sack towels...pretty much if it's made by hand, I like it!

My favorite color combination is aqua and red though you wouldn't know it from the colors in my home.

I love the "Pottery Barn" look for my home decor.

I collect pears and Fiestaware for my kitchen. I love flour sack towels and can never have too many, especially colored ones.

My boys love the Mr. Men/Little Miss books by Roger Hargreaves. We still need: Mr. Tickle, Mr. Nosey, Mr. Messy, Mr. Silly, Mr. Uppity, Mr. Small, Mr. Forgetful, Mr. Nervous, Mr. Stingy, Mr. Chatterbox, Mr. Fussy, Mr. Bounce, and Mr. Muddle. We don't own any of the Little Miss series...yet!

I really like mushrooms (the cute ones) and acorns (wooden, handmade), too!

*My absolute favorite chocolate is the Curly Wurly bar. They are extremely difficult to find in the states. I love them. Seriously.

More Favorites

  • Owls (the cuter the better)
  • Anything Kawaii
  • Japanese fabric
  • Sterling silver charms for my charm bracelet
  • Wool felt or fleece pieces
  • Wool roving
  • Decole items (LOVE THESE)
  • DMC embroidery floss
  • Felt tip pens
  • Interesting paper clips
  • Stamp pads
  • Embossing powders or flocking
  • Handmade jewelry
  • Fimo clay
  • Wood/stone/metal carved frogs
  • Interesting ribbon
  • Buttons (sewing)
  • Pop Dots or Glue Dots (for paper crafts)
  • Chipboard alphabet letters
  • Skeleton keys (all sizes)
  • Thickers letter stickers (for scrapbooking)
  • Small cars or wooden toys for my boys
  • Hot Tamales (candy)
  • Book plates (This book belongs to...)
  • Handmade felt food for boys' play kitchen

Please Do Not Send:

  • Postcards
  • Stickers
  • Keychains (unless handmade)
  • Yarn
  • Floral scented anything
  • Hard Candy
  • Black Licorice (yuck)
  • Jelly Beans (again, yuck)
  • Puzzle Pieces (can't use)
  • VHS movies/tapes
  • Lotion and/or bath gels
  • Calendars
  • Cosmetics (too picky)
  • Candles
  • Neon colors
  • Country style fabrics, etc.

Ratings

Homerof2 rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Dec 22, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the snowman, he is very cute.
Response: Yes, I did say that my son was sick and in the hospital the week of November 2nd. My first priority is him and sorry if swapping takes a back burner. I will honor my commitment, however.
HeidiPB rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Dec 18, 2009
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Comment: It's adorable! Best wishes to you and your son.
violin21 rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Dec 17, 2009
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Comment: Thankyou so much for your ornament, I am so sorry to read about your son I do hope and pray that he will get better soon hugs Kristina
Sandykins rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Dec 14, 2009
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Comment: Beautiful ornament! Thanks. Hope your son is doing better.
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Comment: Dec 11, 2009 I did finally received a very cute ornament. The reason I am rating a 3 is because of the sending date. You marked sent on Nov 23 yet the postage on this envelope was printed at the post office on Dec 7. I would have given a 5 because you did let us know about your son being sick when they were supposed to be mailed and I do understand that family comes first. But when there is a difference of over 2 weeks between marked sent and actual send date that is why the 3.
Response: My son has SURGERY and was in and out of the hospital. I'm sorry that mailing out Christmas ornaments wasn't top on my priority list.
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Comment: Thank you for the package.
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Comment: Thank you for honoring your commitment to send this swap. I understand that life comes before swapping and sometimes the unavoidable happens. Hopefully things will be getting back to normal for you! :)
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Comment: I'm giving you a 5 because you did send the swap, but I'm sort of disappointed. This was supposed to be sent back in August, and while you did let me know that you'd be late, there's not a whole lot I can do with Halloween craft supplies towards the end of November. However, I really do appreciate you not flaking on this swap and fulfilling your obligation. Hope things calm down for you soon!
Response: I apologize that you were disappointed. I did think that orange and black weren't just for Halloween, though. Sorry about that.
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Comment: Thank you the birds & houses lucky parcel! :D
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet lucky parcel! :)
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely Black&White Parcel - love it!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable parcel of Black & White goodness!!! The robot charm is just too CUTE! :)
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Comment: Christy~ Thank you so much for my bag of black & white goodies!! Everything is wonderful!! Hugs, Terri
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Comment: Thank You- I liked the cute purple and yellow things
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Comment: Hi Christy, thank you for an awesome package. That chewingum brought back some childhood memories, i ate the whole package today!
craftsty rated for FAA Lucky Parcel Swap #41: Greens on Jun 12, 2009
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Comment: great parcel ... loved the tic tacs hehe. ::hugs::
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Comment: Thank you for the darling package! I love it!
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Comment: Love the fabric and the whole parcel! Can't wait to try the soil out - my 5 year old is going to love it!
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Comment: thanks christy!! the ric rac and paperclip were my favourite bits. anna ^_^
dmarie rated for FAA Lucky Parcel Swap #41: Greens on May 26, 2009
5
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Comment: Very cute green package -Thank YOU!!!!

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Comments

TerryF on Dec 20, 2009:

I note that you are now being rated for the MEGA Ornament swap - thanks for coming through! Hugs, Terry

SweetClementine on Aug 28, 2009:

Nuts for Sewing Bday

Wishing you a belated happy birthday from the Nuts for Sewing group!

CarlyJo on May 2, 2009:

I got the coloring books today! Thanks all kids (and my self) can color in them! Thanks for the super tag! Carly Jo

CarlyJo on Apr 30, 2009:

I got a great package to make "friendship" pin cusions! OMG they are really gret colors for my taste! Thanks for all of that felt! Carly Jo.

Ps they will be in my flickr when done!

PansySuz on Apr 15, 2009:

Thank you for the great envie of goodies for the cheap postage tag!!! The notecards are stunning!!! Susan

littlecumulus on Apr 9, 2009:

Thank you so much for all the wonderful buttons! I suddenly feel like the button queen of the world -- they are fantastic. :)

simindy on Apr 7, 2009:

join us

JustDucky on Apr 2, 2009:

Thanks for the penguin stickers and button grabbie! I love them :)

biasbabe on Mar 30, 2009:

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Welcome to Safe-bot

moniquerobyn on Mar 30, 2009:

I got the ribbons today for the USA tag, thank you!! They are all lovely, such variety too! Thanks again. :)

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