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Date Joined: March 29, 2009
Last Online: January 17, 2019
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States

About Me

...Having lived in ALASKA for 12 years I am in love with the whole beautiful natural world. I am in the process of simplifying....what a journey. My philosophy is ....ALL of life is an adventure & is what YOU make it.....

Always up for a challenge ...something different-something new....I'll try anything once.

I'm easy going, love to laugh & easy to please.

I like to keep things simple-utilitarian style....simplify....simplify-basically meaning I don't like to keep alot of knick-knack...doo-dads & things that don't earn their keep in my life thru having a useful purpose

I reuse decent packaging to send out my swaps

Likes & DISlikes

I like all things natural & real...ocean, rocks, flora, fauna, wind, sun, rain, snow, tides, stars, the man on the moon, storms, winter...... & all the outdoor activities that go with them, snowshoeing, hiking, snorkeling, backpacking, wild crafting........

I like the macabre, the unusual, the creepy & the weird

FABRICS/FIBERS....Naturals-wool, linen, cotton, silk....

TOP FAV COLORS.....turquoise, sea green, aqua, lime, ocean blue, coral pink/orange, brown, black, robins egg blue

I LOVE black licorice, anything lime...color or flavored, dark chocolate, Thai food- any cuisine that is super spicy TEAS....all sorts Tazo Zen, Irish breakfast, Lotus...

VINTAGE....well used, forlorn, grungy, forgotten, faded, found items.....well you get the idea

METALS....I love metal-copper, brass, silver, iron, Luv it all!...watch parts, gears, tags, fittings, pipes, wire, etc.

I adore Palmer Cox's BrOwNieS, Ikea, ravens, long views, paperclips, numbers, gauges/dials, brown nail polish, my logger boots, Pendleton wool shirts, gears-pulleys-cogs & the like, Fish, Octopus, Jellyfish, polka dots & stripes, Andrew Goldsworthy, Day of the Dead, I find Frida Kahlo's strength & courage inspiring, Graffiti, Oscar Wilde's attitude, inspiring quotes

PAPER quality paper such as Bo Bunny, Basic Gray, MME, Seven Gypsies, Tim Holtz & such

I LOVE to blow bubbles! They are SO happy... how can you blow bubbles & not smile?! I carry a mini bottle of bubble solution in my handbag

CULTURES I'm always interested in learning about other countries...food, lifestyles, traditions, trends...you name it I'm into it!!

I'm not a warm fuzzy cutesy puppy-bunny-kitty kinda gal...not into Disney

Favorite Crafts

I LOVE TO ART!! I enjoy a wide variety

*Mixed media Collage & Assemblage...bits & odd baubles-all sorts

*ATCs....I've started to make my own backgrounds-it's cool

*JEWELRY...trying to gather all the tools I need for cold connections (those teeny tiny screws are adorable!), any tips/supplies/tools appreciated! + I also solder + Trying out some steampunk which I'm totally Lovin'!

New to JOURNALING....which I'm LOVING...I get to doodle & play with my fav gel pens....I enjoy art in the style of Teesha Moore & Traci Bautista (among others) & would LOVE to take a class from them *sigh someday

*I love to SEW... branching out on quilts from trad to the artsy + I've started making WeiRd-O stuffies-hehe! + enjoy sewing on my little featherweight, quilts, aprons, vintage projects, I like taking the old & remaking it into something new & useful. I am starting to gravitate to solid color fabrics & straightforward patterns such as the Amish use, I want to play with color.

*I'm trying to knit...its going so-so

Favorite Music

WoW a tough one. I like an eclectic mix! Irish, (I play fiddle), I like the high lonesome Appalachia sound, Tommy Peoples, Collective Soul, Scissor Sisters, Classical, Native American, New Grass Revival, Reggae, 90's grunge, Lenny Kravitz, jazz....not much I don't like...not of big fan of current "country" music, I do like some of the older stuff

Favorite Television

Not a big fan of TV...don't have one & wonder if I did when would I find time to watch it?!

Favorite Books

I mostly read raw source material, biographies, history, historical fiction, myths & legends-especially from other lands- I like to study & research whatever I'm currently interested in....which changes frequently haha!!


*METAL-Sheets & Wire in copper, brass, zinc, steel, silver, etc any gauge-no size too small

*HARDWARE...keys, escutcheons, odd small bits, chains

*MILAGROS....any & all especially body parts

*ART supplies & tools that you enjoy & find handy

*VINTAGE RIBBONS.....especially velvets, rayon seam binding/hem tapes

*STENCILS-brass...alpha & numeric-the kind slipped together for marking cargo boxes

*INTERNATIONAL....share your culture with me, something indigenous from your land...foreign newspaper or magazine pages, postcard, can/tin/package labels....whatever

*CAT EYE inks or chalks

*FABRIC good quality ....fat 1/4s or charms, pieces of unusual upholstery fabric... polka-dots, stripes, quirky & the like

*JEWELRY...vintage & odd bits

*Deep sea diver rubber stamp....this is a way older stamp.....I've only ever seen one & it wasn't for sale....bummer! I've been looking for one for years!

*NUMBERS......NUMBERS.....NUMBERS anything to do with columns / rows of numbers.....old tide books, computer printouts of nothing but beau-ti-ful numbers ephemera

*RHINESTONES & crystals small - med.

*MONKEYS- from the kids classic toy...Barrel of Monkeys

*PENS & gel markers to journal with

*MEDICAL & SCIENTIFIC oddities, images, ephemera


Coco26 rated for Loose-Leaf Journal Swap on Jul 7, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the journal! I can tell you spent a lot of time and effort on it and tailored it to suit my profile. I appreciate all of your hard work! Great job!!
carrie1010 rated for Creative Journaling Kit on May 24, 2010
Comment: What a great package! Thanks so much. I love the tin and all of the goodies inside! I hope you're doing well, my thoughts are with you.
yesh rated for Little Art Doll on May 19, 2010
Comment: OMG, what a fantastic doll ! WOW,I love it! Thank you soooo much for taking the care to make it according to my profile. You rock!
Response: I'm glad you like it...I had a blast making it, I'll probably makes others, because it was so much FuN!!
Katica rated for For Science Nerds - Random Envie! on May 19, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the parcel :) I especially liked the microscope stencil. I read the articles today over lunch - the one about the movement of leukocytes was interesting (although missing the last page)...The one about the yeast proteins went right over my head! all I got from that is that the same yeast used to make beer and bread also secretes a sex related protein (I thought they reproduced by budding?) and some kind of killer protein (killer for what, though? not humans?)...Anyhoo, the leukocytes article introduced me to Nature magazine, which I see they have issues of at my local library....I look forward to checking them out :)
PonyandBoat rated for Colorful Craft Pens on May 11, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the lovely gel pens :)
Miles rated for Zetti Random ART SUPPLY SWAP on May 11, 2010
ellie1200 rated for Seriously?? on May 10, 2010
Comment: Pretty crappy all right. Kudos for being "brave" enough to join this swap.
Comment: Awesome variety of goodies! I love it! Thank you!
IndefatigableL rated for Funny Ransom Notes on Apr 29, 2010
Comment: Your ransom note made both me and my boyfriend laugh! Thank you!
Response: This was a FuN swap....glad you had a good LaUgH :o)
TangleCrafts rated for DIY Art-o-mat Swap on Apr 28, 2010
Comment: I love the domino pendant - beautifully made! Thank you :-) (P.S. just so you know, the box did get *slightly* squished in transit - but still in one piece, so not so bad! ;-) )
Response: Glad you like it! Thanks for letting me know about the squished box...
MODDARLING rated for fun cute coin purse on Apr 26, 2010
Comment: Thank you! It's Adorable!
JensTreats rated for Stuff an Envie QTA Swap! on Apr 26, 2010
Comment: thanks so much! i love the vintage ephemera and the circus flyer!! and lots of fibers and fun stuff :)
MissThundercat rated for DIY Art-o-mat Swap on Apr 26, 2010
Comment: thank you very much for the gorgeous pendant :)
Response: Thank you....wear it in good health
julzjenkins rated for Quick! April Ribbon swap on Apr 24, 2010
Comment: What a lovely selection of ribbon! Thank you!
DarbyFlats rated for Collage Fodder Ephemera Swap on Apr 17, 2010
Comment: Man... what an envie full of goodness! There was literally something for everyone. Thank you very much. My favorite were the animals! :)
Response: Good...I'm glad you liked it, I tried to include some animals for your daughters project, hopefully she'll be able to use them.
sosiejude rated for Punches for everyone on Apr 17, 2010
Comment: Received today with thanks jhudex
squareby rated for Quick! April Ribbon swap on Apr 14, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the ribbons!
BusyB rated for Collage Fodder Ephemera Swap on Apr 13, 2010
Comment: Oh my!! So much cool stuff in this swap envelope and very generous. I'm going to really enjoy using all these unusual and vintage goodies you chose for me. Thank you, thank you! I LOVE my stuff! Hearts to you!
zilliah rated for FABRIC ATC!!!! on Apr 13, 2010
Comment: Gorgeous, thank you!
Arabella rated for Quick! April Ribbon swap on Apr 13, 2010
Comment: Thanks!

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constancet on Apr 11, 2010:

Hi, new zetti swap, hope you play Zetti Random ART SUPPLY SWAP

MichelleZ on Apr 9, 2010:

The swap partners have been assigned for the Creative Journaling Kit. I'm so glad that you've joined. Enjoy putting your kit together & happy swapping! ~MichelleZ

DBlalock on Apr 5, 2010:

You are awesome! I got both tags today and can't wait for our swap! Thank you!!!!

rainbowafterrain81 on Apr 5, 2010:

paper envie tag...I got the assortment of papers today :) thanks so much! I'm sure I will be able to use them..have a great week

BDooBs on Apr 1, 2010:

They arrived! The stamped images (for the Paper Passion tag) arrived today, and they're all great! Thanks for the selection you put in there, as well as the little birds. Very much appreciated.. & take care! -Brenda

blueackerson on Mar 5, 2010:

Hi, I got the perfect stamped images from you today. They are just what I like. Can't wait to use them. Thanks too for all of the papers, they will work so well with the images. This was for the 25 Stamped images @ Paper passion group.

mindy on Feb 9, 2010:

Hello, I'm your send-to partner in the Gnome ATC swap, send deadline of February 5. I just noticed you have not marked it sent. Please communicate with me if you feel a need. Thanks, mindy

ChezLara on Feb 2, 2010:

got the lovely lovely lovely papers today from the Paper Passion Paper Tag!! Thanks ever so much!! XOXOXOXOXO! Lara

raven on Jan 30, 2010:

Wishing you a very Happy February Birthday atc

form Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers Group

homeandheart on Jan 28, 2010:

Thank you so much for joining the Bejeweled swap! If I can help in any way, or you are having any problems, please let me know! Happy and fun swapping!

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