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crabbyartist

crabbyartist
Date Joined: October 1, 2016
Last Online: June 5, 2017
Birthday: December 19, 1954
Country: United States

About Me

I grew up in the 60's & 70's and love almost all the music from that era. The Beatles, Chicago, etc. Although I do love the music, I have never been to a concert. I married a musician & met a lot of others in his field as well. We were married for 25 years and didn't just love each other, but were in love. He unexpectedly died 2 months ago which is one of the reasons I am joining swap-bot. I do well keeping busy and love crafting as well. I do a lot of paper crafting which includes making greeting cards, stationary, note cards, die cuts and embossing. I love using 'different' types of paper. Not just the plain, white paper you often see. If I do have plain paper, I feel the need to 'doctor it up' or embellish it somehow. I either add a die cut or use rubber stamps which I also sometimes heat emboss which gives the ink a shiny-finished look that you often see on store bought cards...which I detest. Why pay all that money for a store bought card that many other people will receive the same one of, when you can create something that is unique? It doesn't have to be perfect, just one of a kind.So much for my philosophy on that! lol! I just love things made from the heart.

I also love dragonflies which signifies change. It seems like my life is ever changing. I feel the dragonfly also signifies belief. For without belief, how do you move forward?

My all time favorite movie is GONE WITH THE WIND. Absolutely love it! I like movies that show how people have struggled to become who they are and how their struggles and triumphs have benefited society today.

In college, I majored in Art and Art History which enhanced my appreciation for all types of art whether it be paintings, sculptor, statues, etc. I tend to lean towards the unusual items as well. I love the colors red and purple (and shades thereof) I think they are joyful colors! I also like blues and soft greens which i consider warm colors.

Favorite Music

Love the Beatles and just about any music from the 60's & 70's. My husband left me with a vast collection of vinyl records, which I haven't decided what to do with as of yet.

Favorite Movies

Gone With The Wind Is my all time favorite! I also like Fried Green Tomatoes Steel Magnolias and most 'chic flicks' and romantic comedies.

Favorite Crafts

I love paper crafting! I make a lot of die cuts, note cards, stationary, envelopes, & just about anything I happen to think up at the time. I also like scrapbooking, although I'm al little behind on it lately.

Outdoors

I like the outdoors and going on picnics with my children and grandchildren.

Baking

i love to bake, especially during the holidays. We try to have a baking day each year where we all get together and make our specialty, then trade. It's fun to be with family doing fun things.

Likes

I love gnomes I've been collecting them for awhile now & they're all over. In the house, in the yard, wherever I think they might belong.

Dislikes

I do not like fairies. I don't know why. I like gnomes, & they seem like they should go together but for some reason I just don't like them.

I LOATHE clowns. As a child I was always afraid of them. Now I feel like a clown is just somebody hiding behind a mask. You never know who they are. I don't mean to offend anyone, it's just my feelings.

I DO NOT like tea of any kind. Not hot, iced, sweet or otherwise. Just don't like it.

I do not like rap music. If I can't understand it, I don't like it.

SUPER DUPER IMPORTANT!

I am fairly new to Swap Bot, but am dedicated to NEVER FLAKING! If for some reason you don't receive my swap item PLEASE let me know before giving me a low rating. I will gladly re-do or resend whatever the item is. I hate not getting my item so I would NEVER do that to anyone else. With that being said... LET'S GET SEAPPING!!!!

Ratings

qbee rated for St. Patrick's Day Postcard Swap 2017 on May 9, 2017
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Comment: never recieved your swap and just looked up to see if you mailed it and it hasn't been mailed, so if you would like to mail it i will change the rating. Debbie
astrodogg rated for ATP: Pencil bag penpal kit on Apr 15, 2017
5
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Dsweeny rated for NH: Easy Postcard #14 on Apr 5, 2017
1
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Comment: I'm sorry to rate a 1, but I never received a postcard from this swap :(
tcornell rated for #kindnesscounts ~ 2 on Apr 5, 2017
3
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Comment: Sorry to rate a 3, but this was quite late to be sent, as well as unwrapped and in a non-decorated envelope- which were both swap requirements. Thank you for the pin.
marclively rated for Just Because PC Swap #25 on Mar 29, 2017
5
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Comment: Karen, thanks for the postcards!!
MindfulOne rated for Bragging Rights on Mar 16, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for your letter, Karen! Wow, you have definitely prevailed over some challenges. I'm so sorry for your loss. What I appreciate is that you live your grief and yet you also live your life, cherishing what is good. I admire that.
KatlynAva rated for Just Because PC Swap #25 on Mar 14, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for sending!
5
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Comment: Thanks for the neat postcard...
CarrieB rated for Just Because PC Swap #25 on Mar 9, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome San Fran card
rebeldaisy rated for FLOWER Themed Postcard Swap on Mar 8, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the improvised flower postcard. I think it was a great idea and a cute post card.
pkpeace rated for Quick! Happy St. Patty's Day! on Mar 7, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great card, Karen and for the warning!!! lol! loved the shamrocks and will have fun passing them on in my next piece of mail!! Hugs xo
MCGalaxy rated for Janmeowary - Postcard Swap (USA) on Feb 21, 2017
5
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Comment: It took me a few tries to find this swap. I know this was your first swap but next time please label the postcard with the swap name. Thank you for the postcard.
5
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5
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Comment: Belated thank you for the darling pair of dapper kitties, the sweet turquoise owl sticker, and for sharing a bit about yourself! Glad you also enjoy papercrafting :) I haven't made my own greeting cards in awhile but still love paper and stationery. Hope you are staying warm and dry!
BasketWorks15 rated for Atp 5 notecard swap on Feb 10, 2017
5
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Response: TY! Glad you like them!
FiveAcres rated for SS: It's a Washi Valentine! (USA) on Feb 10, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great washi tape valentine and accompanying washi tape. I am impressed by how you managed to match up the washi tape hearts on the heart.
5
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Comment: Thanks for the bookmarks you made!
Response: I'm wondering why you didn't give me a heart? I would like to know for future swaps.
tyracrafty rated for Janmeowary - Postcard Swap (USA) on Jan 25, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Love the postcard, good luck on your new adventure!
Hestu0726 rated for Blind Bag and Box Swap on Jan 14, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, Karen! I appreciate the profile surprises.
Stahlrala rated for ATP: 2017 MEGA Washi Swap #1 on Jan 13, 2017
5
rating
Comment: thanks they are beautiful however just a little note washi is less plastic like and more paper like just wanted u to know

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.8305 42 0 0
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45 56 1 2
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 28 15 0
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Comments

MissPaula on Mar 25, 2017:

I know you must be missing him.........♥ Thinking of you today.

pkpeace on Dec 30, 2016:

pkpeace on Dec 30, 2016:

RyeRye on Dec 19, 2016:

LLL

pkpeace on Oct 28, 2016:

Thanks Karen, for the lovely note paper, PEACE stuff(!) snd beautiful birthday card! I was thinking of you today and then Happy Mail arrived from you!! Your kindness is greatly appreciated! xo Patty

pkpeace on Oct 20, 2016:

pkpeace on Oct 20, 2016:

TC on Oct 10, 2016:

Welcome to Swap-bot! Before I can approve your request to join Newbie Helpers, we ask that you send your name and mailing address to one of the group founders. Then, when you're in the group, all of the group swaps are open to unrated newbies. Have fun!

pkpeace on Oct 9, 2016:

HUGS!!!!!

pkpeace on Oct 9, 2016:

Welcome to Swap-Bot!!

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