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cookingbear

cookingbear
Date Joined: August 5, 2013
Last Online: February 4, 2017
Birthday: April 3
Country: United States

About Me

RE: "1" Ratings and "Missing" swaps: I don't know if it is incompetence or something worse! It is so frustrating! Many of the swaps that I have low ratings on, and several of the swaps that I have not been rated for yet, are swaps that I have sent three times now. I don't know what to do. I am working really hard to make and/or put together good swaps again and again, but I do NOT send rushed work. Never have, never will. I always do my best work. I know my work quality isn't under question, but the resends take a day or two to prepare and send out, and for some reason they are piling up! I had everything on a schedule that was managed very well until this started happening with the mail art. I know it isn't just my mail that is gone, either. I am not sitting here trying to sign up for more swaps, I am just trying to make it through the list I have. If I have overlooked a resend, it is most definitely an accident, and I don't mind a reminder if you notice before I do. From now on, expect a message from me the day I mail your envelope or package. I will give you the tracking numbers as I have started taking my mail to the Office Depot in hopes that at least we will get to see where the mail goes.

Edit: I like sending mail art, but apparently my art gets in the way! I did a batch of about 25 envelopes that have started trickling back to me with various things wrong :( most of them the stamps have been cancelled so they at least made it out of town. A few went to the wrong address because my art was distracting???? Urg!!! Thank you for your patience as I am resending them as they come back to me.

Edit: I have taken it upon myself to resend any swaps that have not been rated/received from now on, if two weeks from my mailing date have gone by, regardless of whether the deadline has passed. If I know you to be a prompt rater and you are domestic, I will assume something got delayed or lost or is on it's way back to me and will resend. If you are international, I will wait three weeks. Sometimes on a particularly challenging or costly swap, I will message my partner first. This is a proactive process, as my word for the year is Proactive. Happy swapping!

If you are interested in purchasing a hand carved stamp from me, see below, at the end of the profile.

*My kids would like to have penpals, and all three make ATCs with me. My oldest is a boy, age 11. He likes video games, anime, playing with friends, football, and Scouts. My next child is a girl, age 8. She likes horses, teddy bears, Fun With Dick and Jane books, singing, and swimming underwater. My youngest is a girl, age 7. She likes cute animals, bugs, making art, collecting rocks and shells and feathers, and candy sprinkle colors. All three love Pokemon!

I am a small town girl in the city. I went to school for child education but decided to start a family of my own. Now I homeschool my 7, 8, and 11 year olds. I do not feel complete without a pet in my house and a mess on my art table. I feel lucky because I married a chef and my kids make their own breakfast and lunch, so I never have to cook!

Favorite Music

Marianas Trench, got to see them in concert! Three Days Grace, Imagine Dragons, Cello instrumentals, P! nk, Paramour, There is a whole list, I like music.

Favorite Books

I like series, especially post-apocalyptic: The Hunger Games, The Immortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Discworld, The Incarnations of Immortality, Artemis Fowl, The City of Ember, Under the Dome,

I have read every Michael Crichton novel except for the Eaters of the Dead. That one is scary!

Favorite Television

Doctor Who, Anything by Joss Whedon, Supernatural, Pretty Little Liars, How I Met Your Mother, Psych, Scrubs, Torchwood, Sherlock, Pokemon, Family Guy, Simpsons, Chuck, Goosebumps, Big Bang Theory, Continuum, Bitten, Heroes, Star Trek, Orange is the New Black, Under the Dome, Revolution, The Lying Game, Twisted, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Prison Break, Bones, House, Haven, Vampire Diaries, Switched at Birth, Sword Art Online, Fruits Basket, Angel Beats, Archer, Ghost Whisperer, 666 Park Avenue, Lost, Bates Motel, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Arrow, Smallville, Leverage, Fringe, The Guild, Once Upon a Time, Burn Notice, Walking Dead, Teen Wolf, Lie to Me, Dexter, Alphas, Charmed. The 4400, Kyle XY, American Horror Story, Gilmore Girls is a new fave. Pretty much every Science Fiction, paranormal, and teen drama. If I can watch it on Netflix, I probably have.

Favorite Movies

Post apocalyptic movies like Hunger Games, the Host, etc. I like to watch the movie, then read the book. I recently saw Divergent in theaters, which was good. World War Z, Best Night Ever, Ender's Game, Lots of Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks, also classics starring Mae West, Clint Eastwood, etc. Odd Thomas, Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog, The Fifth Element.

Favorite Musicals: Rent, Grease, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Shrek the Musical, Into the Woods, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, Mama Mia, Moulin Rouge, Chicago, Annie, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Bye Bye Birdie, Crybaby, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Darby O'Gill and the Little People, Les Miserables, Dreamgirls, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Enchanted, Evita, the list goes on and on and on...

Favorite Crafts

I have dabbled in quite a few crafts, but for the past six months I have been almost exclusively carving stamps. I love to color with markers too, so making ATCs has become a lot of fun for me.

I am trying to do the Decorated Life Project and No Excuses Art Journaling.

I am really getting the urge to start art journaling again! I itch for painty collagy pages to write on. Anyone want to decorate a Teesha Moore Single Sheet Journal for me to write in?

Yes Please

I saw profiles with wish lists, so here is a list of things that make me happy: Hand carved stamps, Stickers made from hand carved stamps, Non-USA coins, Photos of Angel statues (DON'T BLINK), Pokemon, ATCs, Skulls and skeletons, Fortunes from cookies, Handmade stencils and masks, Herbal teas (NOT black, green, or white tea. Only herbal).

I would LOVE to receive a magazine from your country (or pages of one) to use in my art journals. I will be your BFF! :)

I love cool grays and shades of aqua. I love spring flowers and summertime. I have a little chihuahua-jack girl dog named Sookie, we adopted her in late April of 2013. She is a service dog, but her last owners did not keep up with her training, so I am retraining her. She helps with anxiety and depression, and that involves lots of cuddles.

I love getting stamped images to color with my markers. I love sparkly glittery things, dark and creepy things, Christian and other religious things, I am easy to please and hard to offend!

TEA: Beginning October 1st I am giving up caffeine. It is a trial run, a test for my migraine therapy. I have to give up my precious Red Bull (sob!) And Dr. Pepper sodas for a whole month. So my morning drinks will be herbal teas and Pero, which is a coffee-tasting drink but all natural with no caffeine. So far it has been a week with lots of naps and headaches.

FEATHERS: recently I have become fascinated with hand painted real feathers (the non harmful ones that drop on their own). Big or small, in any colors and patterns, I want to string them along the top of my wall in my living room/everything room. Send me found (clean) feathers, paint them up, you can even add a dangly! I will trade for these too!

No Thank You

I am allergic to strong perfumes and most lotions.

I do not have any room for scrapbook supplies. The supplies I do have are being pulled out of storage bit by bit to be used or sent on.

Please be careful if you have a dog. Many breeds make my allergies go crazy and I can't sleep at night because I can't breathe. Too much dog fur and the package will have to leave my house.

I am allergic to balloons also.

Please no fabric scraps. My husband made me promise!

I do not drink coffee, alcohol, or tea (except herbal) for religious reasons, but I miss coffee dearly sometimes. I still go to Starbucks and get chocolate drinks (hot in winter, cold in summer), and I love the smell of all the coffees I don't drink.

For Purchase

If you have received an ATC from me, no doubt you have noticed my hand carved stamp talents! I have recently decided to offer them for sale. If you are interested in purchasing, send me a message requesting an image, and I will message you back with my address. An ATC sized stamp will cost $6.00, which includes shipping. Just look at my ratings to see that I am a reliable sender! :)

Flakers and Angels

It was bound to happen sometime, I guess.

ATC Sender's Choice #8, Sayyhaaa. Also, the host is Miaangel and is partially suspended. ANGEL = Jesslynne (thank you so much!)

Stickers Made From Handcarved Stamps, Idlersdesign. ANGEL = Angie, the host of the swap. Thank you!

Ratings

Inkeltje rated for Viva La Snail Mail - Stationery Kit on Dec 22, 2015
1
rating
Comment: Never got anything :-(
1
rating
Comment: Sorry, I never received. I can rerate if I get it.
ktina rated for SWL ~ themes in an envie; wings on Jul 15, 2015
1
rating
Comment: I'm sorry, I really not received. I'll rerate of course.
1
rating
Comment: willing to rereate once I receive something
Kiin rated for Pokemon Alphabet ATC Swap, "H" on Apr 17, 2015
5
rating
 
Mantia rated for Lucky 13 Mega ATC Swap-USA on Jan 29, 2015
1
rating
 
Papergirl46 rated for **PBP One Bright Palette** on Jan 27, 2015
5
rating
 
smadronia rated for SWL ~ Mail Art October on Jan 18, 2015
1
rating
Comment: Never received anything :( Will re-rate if anything comes
Pandd rated for Tangled ATC..letters F and G on Jan 11, 2015
1
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1
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Comment: Sadly, I just realised whilst archiving a lot of my swaps I never got this from you either. I'm putting this swap to rest now. If you ever come back and resend I would be more than happy to change the rating.
1
rating
Comment: Never received my ATC, neither a message
georgiafae rated for QUICK Rubber stamp swap #136 on Dec 27, 2014
1
rating
 
AZmom875 rated for Keep the Journals Moving! on Dec 16, 2014
1
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Comment: I hope Lissie Koch comes back as she has a few journals that belong to others. This was her swap that she was hosting, but she didnt mail me a journal. She was a good swapper before, I am sure she will return and make this right.
rhemashawls rated for 5 Blank Notecards & Note: USA on Dec 12, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful note cards.
Papergirl46 rated for Feline ATC on Dec 10, 2014
5
rating
 
weatherwax rated for SWL ~ Mail Art October on Dec 7, 2014
1
rating
Comment: I will happily re-rate when the envelope or your resend arrive!!
cynlen rated for SWL ~ Mail Art October on Dec 2, 2014
1
rating
Comment: Unfortunately, I have not received this swap, nor have I received any communication pertaining to the lateness. At least it isn't marked as being sent yet. :-) I'm happy to rerate when I receive this mailart.
mebanham rated for SWL ~ Mail Art October on Nov 29, 2014
1
rating
Comment: Very disappointing :0 (
Amy7783 rated for SWL ~ themes in an envie; lists on Nov 23, 2014
1
rating
Comment: Sorry to do this - I'll happily change it if I ever receive anything. You marked sent on Aug 29 I've still not received anything, and you haven't responded to my PM.
1
rating
Comment: I messaged twice and still nothing..

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.6789 411 32 38
Completed Fives Threes Ones
444 475 1 41
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

lyzz on Apr 23, 2015:

Hey what are you up too? message me i miss swapping with you!

ktina on Dec 26, 2014:

What happened with you? You always sent great swaps, I 've updated the Xmas envie rating, that was wonderful too. But there are 2 themes in an envie swaps which haven't arrived yet. I don't want to give you 1 ratings, so I'll wait for a couple of weeks. I hope you're well and there are nothing seriously bad happened in your life, and you can come back to SB. Merry Xmas & Happy New Year!

julztink on Nov 29, 2014:

So you are my partner and the swap coordinator for the swap Keep the Journals Moving swap. However you are currently partially suspended and haven't been on SB since Oct 27??? So I'm going to hold off on sending you a journal until I've heard from you or can establish that you will be able to pass along the journal I send in further swaps. I hope that all is well with you and that you are able to return to SB soon. Please do let me know when something changes for you.

stevado on Oct 29, 2014:

I sent a message you did not answer. I need to rate you 1, but even that is impossible.

Kamishaja on Oct 26, 2014:

I sent you a message. Could you please read it. Thanks.

ShannonArtsyFartsy on Oct 11, 2014:

Hi Lissie let me know when you resend for the ABES owl swap. Thanks! :)

LauraM540 on Oct 7, 2014:

Your stamped image PIF arrived today, thanks for the fun selection!

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 4, 2014:

Sadly afterall I'll have to rate you a 3....for putting the contents in the envie upside down. Sorry! Too bad betta luck next time. LMFAO. Just poking at you. You may have to spank me. Darling envie! xox

Beckster on Sep 23, 2014:

Thank you for the Halloween junk journal pages and the Halloween washi tape from the Halloween Spooktacular pick 2 tag.

Candyn29 on Sep 19, 2014:

Can cats scuba dive? image

Yes they can!

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