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coolmom45

coolmom45
Date Joined: April 12, 2009
Last Online: September 25, 2012
Birthday: March 24
Country: United States
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About Me

I'll be working on my current swaps and then focusing on art here at home for a while...I've been ignoring some big projects because there's just so many fun things to make here at Swapbot! I check back in regularly though!

Running Update: Today, June 6th, I finished my first half marathon. Thanks for everyone's support and well wishes. I signed up for a 15 K race in July. Gotta keep moving! (I love food too much.)

I just got a new puppy! Her name is Luci and she is a four month old Havanese dog. She joins her brother Scooter, also a havanese, who has been in our family for four years now. I forgot how much work a new puppy is! Gotta run, she's sniffing around the house!!!!

I love to make stuff! I find that I need to create to be happy, no matter what the art or craft form. I surround myself with other fun creative friends who enjoy creating as much as I do. When I am having a tough day, I retreat to my craft room just to be around the things that inspire me.

I love to collect supplies for crafting such as fabric, beads, paper, vintage...I never have enough stuff and I never have enough time to use all this stuff!! I also love to share this bounty with others!

My favorite colors are green and purple and teal and pink (although any bright color is cool), i love ribbons and lace and things that sparkle or look distressed. I like skulls, dogs, sock monkeys, bugs, "grunge", four-leaf clovers, wire, birds (especially cardinals), superheros, anything from the musical "Wicked", coffee, teacups, flowers, dragonflies, ladybugs, butterflies, golf related items, tiny things, shabby chic, metal things, snowmen, fall leaves, fairies, football (Brett Favre is my favorite!), bright colors, bold prints and mixing patterns, fonts, etc. (the more mismatched the better) I love seed beads and natural or semiprecious stones. I am very tactile and want to touch everything i see so the bumpier, fuzzier, shinier the better.

I started running/jogging in January of this year for a half marathon that I finished on June 6th. I am almost 46 years old and have never run/jogged in my life...I have also lost over 30 pounds since the beginning of the year. Why am I telling you this? Certainly not to brag...but to encourage all of us, young and old, to MOVE in some way every day, even if it's just to walk around the house a few times (or park further away at the craft store parking lot). It makes you feel better, it's good for your heart (my mom died of a heart attack), and it's good for your mind and soul. I am living proof that it is never too late to start taking care of your body. You'll reap the benefits!

Favorite Crafts

I love paper crafting (love making atcs and inchies), making scrapbooks, sewing, decoupage, altered book making and jewelry making.. I have enjoyed making (sewing) purses and wallets with all the bright bold prints available in fabric these days. I also like to quilt. I would love to teach crafting classes, especially to folks who may not have confidence in their abilities. I love to see the expression on people's faces when they make something beautiful!

Favorite Books

anything Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich (any book that makes me laugh and guffaw out loud has gotta be good!)

The Stephanie Meyer Twilight series (my sister lives in Port Angeles..Do you know that they actually have a "twilight" store there?)

I love the Charlaine Harris "Sookie Stackhouse" series and have read them all! I even bought the HBO series "Trueblood" based on these books.

I love crafting books of all sorts and have a growing library. Favorite Magazines are Cloth, Paper, Scissors, and any of the Somerset Studio stuff.

Favorite Movies

I love The Wedding Singer, Hairspray, Guys and Dolls, Enchanted, Nanny Mcfee, and We Were Soldiers (go figure!)

Favorite TV shows include Glee, Office, 30 Rock, Biggest Loser, Project Runway, and American Idol.

my mottos

No Straight Lines! and the correlation: No Symmetry!

You fail for sure when you don't even try!

What have you got to lose?

Get over yourself!

i love this website!

I have really enjoyed the wide variety of crafts and things that i can swap on this site! I have learned what dotee dolls are, what fabric charms are, and all kinds of other cool crafts that i didn't even know exist! It's so nice to surround myself with so many talented and creative folks!!

pet peeves

bad grammar and poor spelling!

people who can't laugh at themselves!

high heels and lots of makeup!

It bothers me when I spend so much time making something for a trade and the things I get in return look like they only took 5 minutes to make. This has only happened a few times, but I feel cheated. I only hope that the people who have received my items appreciate them for the time that I put into them. I think they do. I also have found myself including "extras" in a swap to be assured of getting a heart. But I have decided that this defeats the original intention of the heart award. I would like to receive a heart because of the quality of my work rather than the "extras" thus I may not include them in our swaps. I don't expect the "extras" in the swaps that I receive and will give hearts based on your work (I almost always give hearts!)

Ratings

megapanda rated for Theme a Day Journal Fo Real Yo! on Jul 18, 2010
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Comment: thank you so much for the amazing journal!
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Comment: Everything looks so nice! I am sure that she will be able to sell your items that you made and are donating.
Seren rated for Seven Blank Envelopes on Jul 4, 2010
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tex82 rated for Seven Blank Envelopes on Jun 16, 2010
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Comment: OMG!! The envies are so cute!!! I only open one and already reaches my day!! haha I understand english very well, dont worry about it! Nice you had wrote those words in portuguese. Tudo de bom pra vocΓƒΒͺ!
Response: So glad you got them already!! I'll have to get to translating!!! Thanks for the heart and rating!
Lisapotterylady rated for Hand made embellishments on Jun 12, 2010
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Comment: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything! I like Tim Holtz stuff too, but don't have much of it yet. I have LOTS of clear plastic from packaging since I save every bit, so I really like your idea of using alcohol inks on it. Thanks so much!
Response: Thanks for the great compliments and heart and rating! I have used my plastic packaging with my Tim Holtz embossing folders with good success, too. It makes some cool effects! Have fun!
thebragal rated for Handsome Gentleman ATC on Jun 10, 2010
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Comment: This was such an AWESOME package. I love your ATC and all the goodies deserve 5 hearts!! My baby is dying for me to find time to use the foamies and I am hiding the skateboarding stuff until I think up a good way to use them. I let hubby read your note and he appreciated the bit about the paramedics, thank you so much.
Response: Thanks so much for the kind comments. I seemed to really connect with your profile and think we have a lot in common. So glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart and rating!
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Comment: great card! it was so cute!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart!
kchristisen rated for The ATC stack and pack on Jun 5, 2010
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Comment: Lisa, I love this so much!!! you went above and beyond!! Thanks for a great addition to my collection!
Response: I really enjoyed making it. Please feel free to take it apart if you want to have individual cards. That's why I didn't bind it permanently. Thanks for the rating and heart.
redcrystal rated for It's a Mans World - Inchies on Jun 2, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for your cool inchies I like the way you did the topic!! Thanks for the card that CRACKED me UP! omg it was so funny it was worth the 5 and heart all alone lol!! I am going to stick it on my fridge :o)
Response: Dang, I wish I could remember which card I sent to you... I have a few favorites that I like to send. Thanks for the great rating and heart, too. I'm glad I brightened your day.
RyeRye rated for Captured Fairy Swap (USA) on Jun 1, 2010
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Comment: Awesome job! I just love her. She is with her buddy rabbit. Really cute story you wrote too. Thanks for everything in this swap. It was fantastic!
Response: Thanks! I am glad you liked it!!
Mamacrystal rated for It's a Mans World - Inchies on May 30, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful inchies..... I giggled over the one with Tiger Woods LOL. Also than you for the extra Cheers De
Response: He's something else, don't you think? Thanks for the rating and the heart!!
Sally rated for ATC with wire on May 28, 2010
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Comment: You are very clever!!!
Response: Thanks! I'm glad you received my ATCs and thanks for the heart and rating!
akmoose68 rated for Richard Scarry Busy Town ATC on May 23, 2010
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Comment: I love your Mr. Frumble and his picklecar! I sooo wish I could draw like that!! And I DO only have a kitchen because it came with the house - lol!!
Response: I had fun making this ATC! I am so glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart!
akmoose68 rated for PICTURE YOURSELF - SELF PHOTO ATC on May 23, 2010
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Comment: Loved the ATC - creative and an awesome pic! I hope to see the Canyon someday... And I love the stamped image on the envie (man w/ umbrella). Thanks!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart and rating! The stamped image came in a Tim Holtz set.
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Comment: I love it! I don't know how else to explain how absolutely beautiful it is. Everytime i turned it over i saw a new thing i didnt notice at first. It makes me think of victorian meets early 1900's meets modern art, lol. Its just beautiful! I almost dont want to write in it, but frame it! Thank you!
Response: I had lots of fun making it for you and I am thrilled that you like it. I used a bunch of "Tim Holtz" techniques and supplies. He's my favorite! Thanks for the great rating and the heart! And hey, write a whole bunch in it! Have fun!!
beavertondeb rated for Up to you- 2 ATCs with a twist on May 20, 2010
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Comment: Love the ATCs. They are unique and well done, the colors lovely. They're a pleasure to look at and I'm going to set them out where I can see them rather than putting them in my collection book. Thank you so much!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them. I enjoyed making them for you! Thanks for the great rating and heart!
Fritosmom rated for Christian ATC on May 18, 2010
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful inspiring ATC. I love the saying on the note card. After cooking for 50 years, I announced my retirement.:-) LOL!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart! I want to quit cooking, too!
Bramblebelle rated for Origami ATC on May 17, 2010
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Comment: What a great ATC, VERY clever interpretation of the theme, thank you so much!
Response: That one was very fun to make! I got the ideas from en.origami-club.com. There are tons of great origami things to make! Check it out! Thanks for the rating and heart, too.
Bramblebelle rated for Octopus ATC on May 17, 2010
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Comment: Oh wow, I am TOTALLY stealing your octopus tentacle technique at the first opportunity. What a seriously clever idea! I just love it! Thank you.
Response: I'm flattered that you want to use my idea! Spread the creativity! Thanks for heart and rating!
SamitySam rated for ATCs made from Recycled Materials on May 16, 2010
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Comment: Awesome ATCs!...and the extras are fabulous!..Thanks!...:)

Rating Overview

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Comments

bjohnston67 on Jul 18, 2010:

Thank you so very much for the scottie photo album, cat and mouse bracelet and cat earrings that you donated to Rachael to sell to raise money for the Lyon's Den Rescue!!! They are all so fabulous!!!!!

wolfeagle on Jun 8, 2010:

Congratulations!! on running a half marathon. I'm so impressed. You've motivated me to go walk today...gotta start somewhere. wink wink. Maybe you can talk your husband in to taking you to Hawaii to run that marathon in December (I think) Keep up the good work.

Mojo on May 25, 2010:

Please join my new Round Robin ATC group here and let anyone else know about it if you think they'd be interested! Thanks! Jenny x

mystmaiden on Apr 2, 2010:

Thanks so much for the notebook and notecards for the Cup and Chaucer wta!!

lepapillonvert on Feb 13, 2010:

Because the sun can't shine every day, we have crafts and swap partners. Glad you liked my fabric pc.

hollycm6 on Jan 22, 2010:

Aren't those Plum books good?? So adorable.

pthalostars on Nov 28, 2009:

i love that black bracelet you have on yr flickr, so pretty! :) & thanks for joining my swap!

biasbabe on Nov 21, 2009:

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To The Nuts For Sewing Group

doublesided on Nov 20, 2009:

Welcome to the Inchie Love Group!

stacirose on Oct 13, 2009:

I had a lot of fun the first time - I hope you'll join me this year! :D

Cool Cranium Skull Swap

Thanks, Staci

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