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Date Joined: August 27, 2008
Last Online: February 11, 2017
Birthday: July 15
Country: United States

About Me

As of this writing (updated 02/10/17), I am 40+ years old,: with 1 daughter. I work as a chef and cooking school manager I have been crafting my whole life; Rubberstamping, cardmaking and papercrafting for over 20 years. I dabble in carving my own stamps. I also knit and sew.

Crafts & Hobbies

Rubber Stamping; Papercrafting; Cardmaking; ATCs; Gelliplate (newest obsession!), Zentangle; Knitting; Sewing; Beading & Jewelry making, Scrapbooking; Altered Stuff; Painting; Reading; Baking; Hand Carved Stamps; Letterboxing; Travel; music

Images & Themes

Flowers, Leaves, Swirls, Fairies, Celestal, Zodiac, Tarot, Paisley, Suns, Moons, Stars, Polka Dots, Quotes/Sentiments, Food/Cooking, Cupcakes, Snowmen, Collage, Altered Art, Mermaids, Famous Artists, Owls, Matryoshka Dolls (Nesting Russian Dolls), open line people drawings that can be colored with Copic markers, zentangles, mankalas, Julie Nutting dolls and Gorjuss stamps

I am a former SU demosntrator, so I have a lot of SU stuff!!

Not many dislikes: anything too religious, no scripture, praying angels, etc


I love color. Roy G Biv is my favorite!!! Can't say I dislike any color. I tend to choose greens, blues and pinks. But I love these color combinations as well: bright "candy" colors (blue, pink, aqua, yellow, yellow greens, orange)- they are just happy colors "decorator" colors (aqua and brown; pink and brown; black and white)

Food & Drink

I am a foodie! My current occupation is a chef and culinary instructor. But I ADORE junk food!!
Some of my faves are: Dark Chocolate Toblerone, Trader Joe's 3 Pack Belgian Dark Chocolate Bars, Peanut Butter Cups, Jelly Bellies -except Buttered Popcorn ones- icky- my faves are Margarita, Pear and the Sours, JIF Crunchy Peanut Butter, Chili Cheese Fritos dipped in Cream Cheese, Jalapeno Cheetos, Treacle Toffee, Jack Daniels, BBQ Pork Poppers (my hubby's recipe),

I also could drink Ortega Taco Sauce- Medium, straight from the bottle. No need for chips! (ha ha)

In the summertime, it gets pretty hot here in STL, so don't send chocolate please.

TV & Books

Project Runway; So You Think You Can Dance; The Original Muppet Show; Dancing with the Stars; just about any cooking show on PBS especially Pati's Mexican Table

Harry Potter- any and all! Been reading easy food mysteries. Like a caterer stumbles on a dead body and then has to solve the case before she is next. Cheesy and easy reads. ☺️

Movies & Actors

Johnny Depp; The Wizard of Oz; All the Harry Potter movies; Dirty Dancing; Chocolat; Charlie and The Chocolate Factory; any Muppet movie; Pirates of the Carribean Series,; Bull Durham; cheesy teenage movies like Bring It On, What A Girl Wants


Rihanna; Zach Brown Band,; Taylor Swift, Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Tina Turner, Credence Coolwater Revival, Lorenna McKennit, The Pure Moods collection, Aerosmith, The Smiths, 70's dance music; most 80s pop; The "Now" collection CDs- it keeps me current in pop music!

Random Favorites/Wishlist

Essential & Fragance Oils, Lip Balm, fairies, deco/washi tape, refrigerator magnets, small "buttons"- you know they are like 1 inch round pin buttons with pictures of cowgirls or pinup girls on them, vintage fabric, glitter, Staz-On Inkpads, anything Tim Holtz


betty194 rated for WIYM: Long Washi Pieces on Sep 24, 2014
Comment: Thanks a lot for the many tapes and hosting :), best wishes, Betty
ladyhawk rated for SEND ME SOMETHING #7 on Sep 24, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the cute little post-its :)
nellswell rated for Fill Up My Mailbox 2014 on Sep 18, 2014
Comment: Received your re-send (so feel free to disregard the message I sent about it :>). Thanks so much for the nice postcards and washi tape samples! :-)
shellyc rated for AoW: Washi Snippets & a Note on Aug 12, 2014
Comment: I received your note and snippets, thank you! Sorry that the original mail never arrived, but thanks for sending again :)
luluwonders rated for QUICK craft paper swap #55 on Jul 28, 2014
Comment: Beautiful papers! Thank you so much.
Rabbitfreedom rated for Fill Up My Mailbox 2014 on Jul 22, 2014
Comment: Bits of ribbon and washi tape - some of my favorite things! Thanks so much!
Arae407 rated for Fill Up My Mailbox 2014 on Jul 21, 2014
snailmaillover rated for Fill Up My Mailbox 2014 on Jul 19, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much for all the gnome-themed stamped images!! :) Thanks for joining and making this a fun swap!
ArtyBeth3 rated for WIYM: Handmade Envelopes on Jun 27, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful, colorful assortment of envelopes (and mini ones too), the double-sided tape you added, and the labels! I loved your mailing envie too :)
ScrapHappyGabi rated for WIYM: Handmade Envelopes on Jun 26, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the awesome envelopes and all the goodies!! <3 I had a great time with this swap and I see that you did too!! Happy Swapping!!
fabkimberly rated for AoW: Washi Snippets & a Note on Jun 23, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much for the snippets! Also, loved the notecard and "extras". Thank you!
Response: You are very welcone! It was a fun swap.
Kellyo1026 rated for 3 Bears Swap on Jun 21, 2014
Comment: Thanks for being so patient with me. I loved the washi samples.
Response: No problem! It happens to everyone sometime.
Comment: Thanks for all the lovely washi samples! :)
TracyLee rated for BIG Washi Tape Swap - USA only on Jun 15, 2014
Lilian rated for WIYM: Random Washi Tape #2 on Jun 14, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for all the amazing washi tape you sent!! :) really appreciate the extra ones :D
Comment: Yes I do like the washi tapes you choose for me. Especially the purple one =D Thanks. Happy swapping!
Sunshinedaydream rated for 3 Bears Swap on May 30, 2014
Comment: Thank you!
Margothecat rated for BIG Washi Tape Swap - USA only on May 29, 2014
Comment: Thanks for all the great tapes! A lot of them were new to me! Love the wider ones especially!
Comment: Nice tape and notebook! Thanks!
mydnite rated for Pick 5 in a baggie#2 - USA only on Apr 22, 2014
Comment: Sorry for the delay... And you definitely deserve more than one heart here... I really loved it all! The pig gift card, the owl recipe card, the watering can notepad, the gummies... everything! Thanks so much!!! Jen

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anicka22 on Apr 8, 2014:

Thank you very, very much for a wonderful random grabbie for the cpg- tag. Loved all yous end very much, especially the beautiful feather.

doublesided on Jan 27, 2010:

Nice to have you back swapping =D

catsmeow on Sep 5, 2009:

Thanks for the pretty FQ you sent for the "Fabbies" YGFM #4-I love it!

doublesided on Sep 3, 2009:

Hi! Just a reminder that there are three group swaps in the Inchie Love Group that you still have time to sign up for!

Vintage Hallowe’en Inchies

Spooky Hallowe’en Inchies

Fishy Inchies

Hope to see you in the swaps!

Also if you have any ideas you want to suggest for future swaps, please let me know!

MommyKnows on Aug 29, 2009:

Thank you for the great fabric you've sent for the YGFM #4 in the Nuts For Sewing group forum.!

royalblend on Aug 19, 2009:

YGFM#4 Thank-you so much for the lovely pkg.

doublesided on Jul 19, 2009:

Happy Belated Birthday!!

Last day to sign up for the Inchie Love Group Swap Zentangle Inchies, why not join us? You can't go wrong with some white card and a back pen!

grimmlynn on Jun 6, 2009:

Inchie Love has another Group Swap listed! Come join in the fun: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/38688

doublesided on Jun 2, 2009:

Hi! cOMe JoIN thE iNcHie SwAp iN thE InCHiE lOVe gRoUP SIgNuP hErE

doublesided on Apr 6, 2009:

Just to let you know the 'Words' Inchies you were flaked on are in the post today - please let me know when they arrive!! Hugs Doublesided.

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