***** I am so sorry ***** I was in the hospital for a few weeks then bed rest for well over a month now. I thought my husband took care of my outstanding swaps but he did not. We found out I was pregnant, which was good news but my health is not the best. I had to watch things very carefully and unfortunately l things didn't go well. I ended up in the hospital then very strict bed rest. I will be taking a break from swapping hopefully I will be able to come back. Thanks and happy swapping to all of you.* I will be watching my email now so if I owe you a swap please let me know.*
I am married to my high school sweetheart. He was in grade 9 and I was in grade 10. Yes I am the older one by one year (haha). We don't have any children. I have chronic pain and fibromyalgia. I like swapping because it gets me up and doing things, helps keep my mind off of pain. The only thing is I have to rely on my husband to do the mailing part. I have a dog named Clementine, she is getting old like me. Her back legs are not working very well so she falls a lot, it is kind of funny and sad at the same time. I love her a lot. I finally got a cricut machine - I love it!!!!! I have a cuttlebug. My favorite type of dies are spellbinder they are awesome. They have soooo many differnt types, I wish they were a little cheaper.
Things I love: I love rubberstamping, my favorite kinds of stamps are acrylic, I don't like foam stamps. I like most images of rubberstamps; it could be anything from, animals, greetings, quotes, flowers, clocks, faces, textured, cute, serious, and so on. Check my website or flickr account out to see what kind of images I use. Better yet, different kinds that I don’t use. I would love vintage looking stamps. I LOVE christmas, I start making my christmas gifts in June so I can get all of it done in time. I've been making Christmas cards for 30 years now.
I love fall colors or neutral base, browns, greens, blues, reds and so on. I don’t like neon colors.
Some of my favorite craft products are:
Stationary - I love writing notes with my swaps so I would love any kind of paper
I am an organized clean freak. I like to have everything in its spot before I go bed. My next goal will be to decorate my craft room. I have a few pieces here and there but it was stuff that was left over from presents I made or from a class I taught. If you have a great idea or tool regarding organizing craft supplies I would love to hear it.
I would love to do some one on one swapping. We could swap some quailty items, they could be handmade or bought items. Just pm me so we can talk.
The tips can be about paper crafts (including quilling), sewing, and knitting.
I love Adele, New Order, Inxs, Wall fowers, Chris Isaak, and other bands that play dance tunes.
I love watching The Killing, Breakout Kings, Lost Girl, Being Human, Brad Meltzers Decoded, Museum secrets, Criminal Minds. Any tv programs about real life crimes. I like pbs it has good programs, especially the craft shows. I don't like most daytime tv or reality shows.
Quilling, Card making, atc's, altered journals, knitting, quilting, felting, punch needle, embroidery, anything that involves paper, yarn (knitting) and fabric. I love finding a new technique or a whole new craft. In the last year I started felting and punch needle work and I love it. I also like cooking and baking.
I love reading recipe books or magazines. Any books or magazines on paper techniques, quilting, embroidery, quilling, sewing any kind of crafts honestly. I love christmas books and magazines even old ones. You can find some great projects from library books. I like reading about true crime and self help books.
I love lots of colors just no neon: rubberstamps - no foam, Any kind of paper - it can be scraps, tissue, napkins, Postage stamps, Postcards, Flowers - any kind, Embellishments - any kind, Buttons - I love shaped ones, Ribbon or fibers - any kind, Images - they can be photocopied, Handmand envies, Embroidery floss, thread, yarn, Wool roving, Felt - any type, Peel off stickers and rub ons, Anything by Tim Holtz