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Date Joined: February 27, 2009
Last Online: November 10, 2015
Birthday: June 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 2/7/14

My name is Colleen. I live in Portland, Oregon. I’m 41 years old. I live with my 2 yo son JoJo, and we have an awesome time! It's amazing to watch my son grow and develop so fast! He's the sunshine in my life, and the reason I work so hard to make myself a better person... I want to be someone he can be proud of as he grows up (you know, except for when I sing and dance in public, lolol!). I'm recently engaged, but we haven't set a date yet.

Favorite Books

I love to read! A few of my favorite books are: Jurassic Park (read 6 or 7 times-- I’m on my 3rd copy of the book!), Tunnel In the Sky (along with Robert Heinlein’s other YA books: The Rolling Stones, Red Planet, Have Space Suit-- Will Travel), Harry Potter series… I also like things written by Esther Friesner, Preston & Child (together & on their own), James Rollins, Italo Calvino, and have just gotten into the works of Jim C. Hines. I enjoy science fiction, fantasy, suspense/thrillers, some horror, and occasional self-help titles.

Favorite Movies

Jurassic Park, Tremors, MIB, Serenity, Alien movies, Independence Day, Armageddon, Indiana Jones movies (except #2, which I thought was #2, except for Mr. Ford being in it), Star Wars episodes 4 through 6, Mysterious Island, Journey to the Center of the Earth (classic, not any of the new versions), Romancing the Stone, all the Harry Potters, Australia, X-Men movies, 2012 (frickin‘ AWESOME special effects!)… well, this could go on forever! Like my taste in music, it varies!

Favorite Music

I listen to a wide variety of music, everything from classical to heavy metal, except some rap and, please-- no twangy country!

Favorite Television

Anything with Mr. Ramsey, please!!! Lots of Food Network shows, SyFy channel shows, Supernatural... I'm a tv junkie, I'll watch just about anything! i've only had one channel (the CW) for nearly a year, but just got cable again with a big move! i'll be on the couch in a new stuff coma, LOL!

Favorite Crafts

I have so many hobbies, and enjoy so many crafts… ATCs are at the top of my list, but I also enjoy Skinnies, Inchies, collage, paper crafts of all sort, rubber stamping, watercolor and acrylic painting (usually abstracts), cross stitching and embroidery, quilting… Pretty much, if it uses paper and/or thread and fabric, I’ve tried it (except quilling… it looks too fiddly!). I’ve also done some beadwork in the past, but I haven’t been doing much of it lately.

Some Other Favorite Things...

Bright colors, especially electric blue, lime green, and purple, especially when they are combined together with orange and black. I love combining colors that don’t “normally” go together… For example, I don’t usually care for too much yellow, but it goes so well with purple that I put up with a bit of it! I love almost all animals, especially cats, big and small. People think I’m a bit odd, though, since I love rats, bats, snakes and crocs just as much as I like cats, dogs, koalas, and penguins! To me they are just as cute & cuddly!!! I like fantasy/horror/science fiction things: fairies, unicorns, mermaids, vampires, werewolves, aliens, cute robots… Not just these things, but many more that fit in these categories. I like ribbon, lace, buttons, threads and flosses, fabric. I love paper and embellishments and ephemera. I love random mail. I’m a big fan of whatever YOU find interesting, fun, unusual, fantastic… I like that you’ve looked over my profile to get some ideas-- that’s awesome! But please don’t feel limited by what’s here-- don’t be afraid to let you Muse(s) fly free! As long as what you send is something you’re proud of and happy with, I’m sure I’ll love it!

A few final thoughts...

I am a non-smoker. I am allergic to cigarette smoke, but have never had a problem with any swaps I’ve received so far. I’m betting I never will, unless you’re thinking of sending me a lit cig, LOL!

Extras are nice and often appreciated, but please don’t feel obligated to send anything, unless you really want to! I will sometimes send extras, but I never, ever expect a heart because of it! And please don’t be upset if I don’t give a heart for extras-- I rate on the swap itself! I would rather you spend your time putting genuine effort into the swap, than worry about trying to please me (or bribe me, LOL) with extras. I know hearts are a touchy subject with so many people, and that’s why I’m letting you know my opinion here: Hearts are earned by a great, thoughtful swap, not bought with extras.

Thank you for stopping by and reading to the end! Take Care, and Happy Swapping!


Comment: fantastic cards thanks Colleen
queenelisheba rated for Healing Word on Jun 4, 2014
CSNYfan rated for Useful Art Swap - Sender's Choice on Sep 22, 2012
Comment: What a great idea - ATC envelopes! Thanks for a fantastic swap - and thanks also for the fabulous ATC you included. Love the colors you used. Thanks again!
Response: :-D so glad you liked it all... I had so much fun making those little envies! They were hard to part with, but I kept the pattern to make more for myself :-)
Comment: Thanks for the ATC! I like the poem you created-the repitition of "because" at the end lent it a poignant feel.
Faun00 rated for Celestial Zentangle ATC on Jul 30, 2012
Comment: Got you card, thank you. the color looks great in it.
loricritt rated for Handmade Specialties on Apr 21, 2011
Comment: I love my cross stitch pin cushion. I had no idea there were so many different ways to cross stitch. Thanks!
BookSlinger rated for STD ATC #1 Crabs on Jan 8, 2011
Comment: Oh I LOVE this ATC!! LOL Thank you.
Comment: how very cute, thank you xx
neca84 rated for 100 Journal Prompts E-swap on Nov 7, 2010
loricritt rated for 100 Journal Prompts E-swap on Nov 7, 2010
Comment: Great prompts. Thanks!
neca84 rated for 100 Journal Prompts E-swap on Nov 2, 2010
Comment: great list thanks now I just have to make myself spend some time EVERY day journalling
Artistic rated for Pack of Doom! on Oct 23, 2010
Comment: Thanks, Colleen. I've pulled 25 of them to use as potential prompts to use next month. P.S. LOVE the Portland postcards!
loricritt rated for Happy TFA Halloween! on Oct 22, 2010
Comment: Thanks!
Response: :-) glad the US Ghostal Service was able to deliver it just fine... you know those cats... step step wash nap wash nap... ;-)
anichi rated for Meet Me with a Smile on Aug 31, 2010
Comment: First of all, sorry for my late rating. My sister here gave this card to me today with the words: "Hey, I guess this is for you, I found it in my room while cleaning." How did this card even get there?! But thanks alot for your funny postcard! I love it! (And I'm glad that there are other people aside from me who don't know what they want to be when they grow up^^) All the best to you!
Comment: A Colleen, She is a wild girl!I think I have tamed her down and she is now behaving.Thankyou so much she was worth the wait.She is resting in my sewing room and being a good girl!
Response: i'm so glad the resend made it... i'm sorry it was such a wait! and i'm glad she's being a little calmer for you, LOL! i blame the mess in my home on her ;-)
eyeskater rated for Quarter Machine Mania on Aug 29, 2010
Comment: Thank you for finding such neat toys. I love the little Looney Tunes one. It looks like a cookie cutter or clay mold..neat!
Response: :-)
Marsha907 rated for Altered Text ATC Series: Red on Aug 5, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the cool ATC. Great envelope too. Enjoy the day.
Comment: thank you for getting it to me
Response: glad the resend got to you safe and sound :-) it's quite a relief!
glitterfae rated for Wordle Lyrics ATC on Aug 1, 2010
JessterRoux rated for Send Anything! on Jul 26, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful journal and notecards! I go through them both so quickly.

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queenelisheba on May 30, 2014:

Apologies for the delay. Swap is to be delivered tomorrow. TRACKING NUMBER: 9114901123086511205016 Priority Mail. Here's the link for ETA. https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction.action?tRef=fullpage&tLc=1&text28777=&tLabels=9114901123086511205016

alexalgebra on Jan 6, 2012:

Congrats on the baby!! I wondered what happened to you... ;)

SweetClementine on Jun 7, 2011:

Yoo hooooo! Colleen?! We've been missing you in Phoenix Rising! Take a minute and come chat with the ladies? I bet you have lots to tell us these days!

SewSouthern on May 22, 2011:

Hey Colleen! yeh, that's about it...just yelling at ya.

SweetClementine on Mar 18, 2011:

Pssssssssssssst! :-)

neca84 on Mar 9, 2011:

Miss you !!!!!

SweetClementine on Mar 9, 2011:

Sing-songy voice: Oh, Colleen, where are you?! We miss you in the Phoenix Rising group! Please come pop in and let us know what's new with you. :-)

grimmlynn on Feb 14, 2011:

agonysdecay on Jan 16, 2011:

Hey you! Just making sure you got your Crabs ATC;)

ChinaCat on Jan 14, 2011:

I wore my mermaid necklace to work today - lots of compliments!!!

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