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craftchallenged

craftchallenged
Date Joined: January 27, 2012
Last Online: October 7, 2015
Birthday: November 27, 1951
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE: 1/17/201 I am back on after moving, the holidays and company, I am ready to start swapping again! I have missed getting suprises in he mail.

UPDATE: 9/25/2014 We are moving this weekend. I have updated the address in my profile. I will return to swap-bot after the move and I get my computer up and runhning. Thank you for your patience with my feedback if something comes while I am out of pocket.

If I had my way I would be traveling the world, but as it is, I live through stories and pictures from others. I have been to a few countries, but not nearly a fraction of the places I want to go.

I have a 150 lb dog that is the sweetest dog ever! He is a rescue animal as are our two cats. The dog is 1/2 mastif and 1/2 black lab. What a great combination that turned out to be!

I am a member of the National Red Hat Society. In my local chapter I am the Countess of Notable Notes - the secretary. We are a bunch of women that dress up in Red Hats and Purple outfits and just dare old age to try to take us down. Bling - the cheaper and brighter the better for our dress up outings. Feathers are a great addition to any RED HAT. Purple trimmings for our red hats can be ribbons or flowers or lace nearly anything.

I am Christian and am amazed at the power the Lord has to work in our lives for good. This site has been a blessing to me already!

I like water - swimming, watching waves and lighthouses. Walks on beaches, sunsets and seashells.

I have lots of plants around the pool and in the house. Flowers make me smile and eating something out of the garden is great, but I must confess - I haven't figured out the growing seasons here in Florida. Just when you think you are doing great it gets hot and dry and the next thing you know all is fried.

Please let me know if you did not get a rating from me. I was flaked on a couple of ratings when I first started and did not like it at all. Just PM me and I will get on it right away. This way I can also know if something was lost and make you aware.

I try to make my "sends" nice and put in extras where possible. I read the guidelines and try to follow every detail, but if I misunderstand a swap I will make it right. Please let me know if it is not to your standards and I will see what I can do to make it right. This is supposed to be fun for all. I know I am getting addicted to it.
Let the swapping begin!!!!

Favorite Books

UPDATE 11/7/2013 I just joined a book swap so here are some ideas for that. Below I list some authors I like but I have read all of them. Best for me would be a biography of some historical person or a sappy romance. Another idea is a mystery by an author I have not listed.

I read my books on a neat gadget called a Sansa Clip and get the audio books free on line from the library. That way I can read and get a million other things done. I read a lot of thrillers, detective and murder fictions. Favorite authors are James Patterson, Nelson Demille, John Sanford, Sue Grafton and the list goes on. I am also a sucker for a good romance. I am also into reading biographies of our founding fathers and books about disasters. Fires, plane crashes, ship sinkings, earthquakes etc. Pet stories are also good. Marley and Me struck a chord. I had a yellow lab that was just like that or worse!

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite movie was Somewhere in Time. A great love story across the time barrier. I have also enjoyed Avitar, Superman, and any sappy love story.

Favorite Music

My husband and I love Celtic Music. We have Irish music everywhere. My husband likes Country - Garth Brooks and the like and I like Classical, and easy listening and 60's Rock and Roll.

Favorite Crafts

Crochet, basic jwelery, bird house painting, wood crafts. New to me since being on Swap-bot is the Dotee making. I have only made a couple but do want to make some more soon.

Let me just warn everyone - I am craftchallenged, but I enjoy trying new things and will do the best I know how. I have learned so much on this website and gotten so many good ideas. In fact, this is where I got the idea to teach myself to crochet.

Likes

I will love everything that is sent, but if you want to know the things I would have on a wish list here goes: *Paint for Crafts *Paint Brushes *Spray Gloss or Matte Finishes for wood *Yarn for practicing Crochet *Pens and Markers of all kinds *Postcards of any kind *Magnets of any kind *Notecards of any kind *COKE and Diet Coke anything except NASCAR *Coke Santa *Coke Polar Bears *Coke Bottle Caps *The Product Codes from Cases of Coke Products *Candles - Apple, Cinnamon, Lilac Bayberry, Lavender *Craft Feathers in Red and Purple *Crochet Patterns for Dishclothes or simple projects *Stickers of all kinds - 3D are extra special *BLING - Cheap flashy rings or earrings (pierced) or necklaces - This is for Red Hatting so Fake Diamonds, Pearls, Rubys and Purple are the VERY BEST *Findings and beads for Jewlery Making *Flowers of any kind - seeds, fake, stickers etc. *Hearts in or on anything *Pictures of: Moose, Polar Bears, Pandas, Sea Otters, Manatee, Waterfalls, Lighthouses, Beaches and Seashells, Mountains, Flowers - Lilacs are favorite Aviation ANYTHING, Dark Chocolate!!!!, NO CANDY IN THE SUMMER - MUCH TOO HOT ALREADY! Angels, Crosses, Quotations, Boxes, Ornaments, Stationary and almost any office supply, Deco Tape, Gliter Anything, Reds and Purples for Red Hatting, Blues and Greens for my regular life, Hot Chocolate Scrapbook shapes cut out of different papers in any color and/or with textures.

Not My Favorite

Cartoons, Rose Scented anything, White Chocolate, Orange and Black except Halloween, Tea, Coffee Most Kawaii but the Pandas are adorable, Skulls Clowns Socks (I don't wear them) Nail Polish (I don't use it)

Even if you sent me something I don't like I will not lower your rating unless it does not meet the swap guidelines. I do some charity work and will find a good home for anything at all!

My Dog

My dog's name is Cody and he is 150 lbs of love. He is half mastif and half black lab. He never learned how to play with toys, but he loves to wear bandanas (big) and eats Milk Bone (0r generic) biscuits and Snausages. He has bandanas in a lot of colors, but can always use a new and different one. He is all black so colors look good on him.

Wish List

Ring in size 7 1/2 Topaz yellow or blue * Gold multi-colored stones bracelet * Coke Santa vintage 50's Christmas Ornament* Coke Polar Bear Christmas Ornament * Airplane Christmas Ornament * Any Coke Print that has a reference to flying or airplanes * Panda Deco Tape * Panda Stationary Set * Japenese Cherry Blossom Stationary Set * Maine Made Christmas Wreath or any Maine Made Products with Moose or Lighthouses or Ocean scenes* Bath and Body Works Japenese Cherry Blossom Body Splash. The lotion is now availale at Walmart* I have never seen an ATC and would love to get one to see what people are making*

Post Cards

I am trying to collect Post Cards from every state. The following is a list of the states I still need:

Alabama

Mississippi

Montana

New Hampshire

North Dakota

South Dakota

I prefer them sent blank in an envie, but will accept any. I am always looking for state map postcards. I have very few so any will add to my collection and get you a heart! I like post cards of all kinds - vintage and aviation are extra special. Coke postcards are another special catagory for me, but any will do.

Ratings

goldygates rated for Pick 3 Swap - April USA only on Apr 15, 2015
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies and all the little extras. Love it all
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards! I really like them!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart!
jakeandnicksmom rated for 5 Note Cards Swap USA on Mar 6, 2015
5
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Comment: Thank you so much, I really enjoyed all the note cards you sent♡♡♡
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart!
acharo rated for QUICK: Cute animal postcard #43 on Feb 24, 2015
5
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Comment: I received lovely animals' postcards from you ! I really like them, also handmade elephant's envie ! Thank you so much!! ありがとう arigato.
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
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Comment: Thank you, loved the envelope you made of the tiger so adorable! The stamps were a nice surprise! Great swap! 😊
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you found a smile enclosed. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
mizvicky rated for Pick 3 Swap - February USA only on Feb 9, 2015
5
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Comment: What an amazing swap ! Thank you for all you sent me. Very thoughtful package ;-)
Response: You are very welcome. I hope you found a smile or two. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
turtlelady45 rated for Pumpkin Season! on Sep 25, 2014
5
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Comment: Chris, thank you for such a great box of pumpkins! The decorations are hung up, the tea lights will be used to give my house a 'fall smell,' the towel and napkins used during the holidays. I especially love the "Live and Learn and Pass It On" book you sent. Thank you for your generosity and kindness. HUGS!!
Response: You are very welcome. I am so glad you found a few smiles in the box! Thank you for rating and the precious heart.
schaiice rated for August: Black and white on Sep 20, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Love it. Thanks
Response: I am so glad you finally got it! Thank you for working with me since the first was lost in the mail. Thank you for the heart!!!!
lovesreward rated for Pick 3 Swap - September on Sep 12, 2014
5
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Comment: Wow, what a lovely envelope of goodies to receive and open today! Love the handmade envelopes,stickers, notecards and memo sheets - thank you for making my day super bright! Have a wonderful day!
Response: I am very glad you like what I picked for you. Thank you for rating and for the Heart!
dgharris573 rated for For the Fall Season: Pick 2 on Aug 30, 2014
5
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Comment: Chris, many hearts to you, I love my swap goodies! You did such a nice job with the owls, I am hanging the Halloween owl over my desk at work, so cute! Love the kitchen items and the pick and will get good use of the leaf stickers, so pretty. Thanks so much for making this a special swap! I will look forward to some cooler fall temperatures next!
Response: I am glad you liked your Fall Season goodies. Thank you so much for rating and for the precious heart!
notme78 rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #154 on Aug 11, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the postcards.
Response: Your are welcome.
HappyMom rated for Pick 3 Swap - August on Aug 6, 2014
5
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Comment: wow - I seriously about cried when I opened this package! Thank you so much for everything - You made my day! If I could give you 100 hearts, I surely would!!
Response: Awwww! No tears - just smiles! :) Thank you for rating and the heart!!
catcare rated for Make A List Magnetic List Pad Swap on Jul 10, 2014
5
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Comment: Pretty envelope. One of the best swaps that I have received. I love the list, the notecards and pens are fantastic. Thank you so very much. I love everything you sent and I would give you more hearts if I could. Happy Swapping!!
Response: You are very welcome. I am glad you founds some smiles. Thank you for rating and the Heart!
wonderlandisreal rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #147 on Jun 22, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cards an the cute note :)
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart!
ixistellar rated for 5 Notecards swap on Jun 18, 2014
5
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Comment: Loved the notecards and the extra! Thanks for the post cards as well! :)
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart!
Thesisnannahbeth rated for 5 Notecards swap on Jun 17, 2014
5
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Response: Thank you for rating and the heart.
Melon1789 rated for Blank Postcards on Jun 9, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you for my lovely postcards, I've been trying to collect a postcard from each state, I was so happy to receive your mail today :) ... I also like the envelope :)
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart!
JoJosCraftCreations rated for Pick 3 Swap - June on Jun 6, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you sooooo much for all my goodies and all the extras! I luv everything! Especially all the mini envelopes. I would say they are my absolute fav items if I had to choose ;) If I could ,I'd give you more hearts! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Thanks so much again, *hugs* JoJo
Response: You are very welcome. I am glad you found some smile in your package! Thank you for the heart!!
orange0208 rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #143 on Jun 6, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the postcards:)
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart!
mmiatsu rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #145 on Jun 4, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for rating.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9947 330 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
283 378 1 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 172 110 0
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Comments

takehimaway on Sep 16, 2013:

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/158309 I would love to see you in One Sheet to Two Peeps # 5!

tiggerski on Aug 14, 2013:

Thank you for the lovely "thank you" card. It's nice to know that some people DO appreciate when people try to make things right. Hugs

dalbright on Dec 10, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us once again!? Desk Declutter #8

racheljohnson on Dec 6, 2012:

Thank you for the wonderful holiday card, fun puffy stickers, and sweet note! Snail mail makes the season bright. :)

Swap-bot is lucky to have members like you. Happy holidays and happy swapping!!

RyeRye on Nov 20, 2012:

HEY!

clutterfree on Oct 24, 2012:

Saw your picture on the blog for the FL swappers meet up:) Sounds like you all had a fun day and some great foods!!! I just mailed you a package this morning but I hope it is OK that I sent 2 swaps in one for postage reasons. It seldom happens that I get assigned to the same person for 2 swaps like that:) Hope you enjoy!!...Charlene

RyeRye on Oct 21, 2012:

I had a great time getting to know you yesterday!

ladydy5 on Sep 12, 2012:

Welcome to my Send Somthing swap which I try to have each month. Hope you receive something nice and send to your swapper on time. Have fun.

Debaca5150 on Jul 31, 2012:

Chris, thank you for the great package and I love the Monkey's and the soaps! I was thrilled to find a great package waiting for me when I got home! My boyfriend said, Oh great, another Monkey! lol I love it!!! Have a wonderful day! :)

Carolann24 on Jul 20, 2012:

HI! Sending out your owl envie in the morning. Sorry about the delay...

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