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craftykathy1

craftykathy1
Date Joined: May 4, 2008
Last Online: September 28, 2020
Birthday: July 12
Country: United States

About Me

I'm married, no children, unfortunately. I'm the youngest of 6 children. I have many nieces, nephews and even great nieces and nephews.

I have been a professional nanny for many years. I've taken care of children in some capacity for most of my life. It's a blessing to help children grow and learn.

I like to do volunteer work. I currently help in our local chapter of Birthright. It's a free, confidential service for pregnant girls and women. I also help out at a women and children's crisis center.

My Bible, going to Mass, Adoration, and my walk with Jesus are very important to me. I've recently come across Bible journaling. I'd like to get one of these Bibles and try it out!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy working with different media. I like to find ways to recycle interesting items I find/receive. Then I came across ATCs. The cards first and then more recently the coins. I haven't tried art journaling yet (or smash books), but I do want to try that. I've done altered books (LorriMarie Jenkins style), and I enjoy this very much. I've done scrapbooking, Zentangle, cross stitch. I am always looking for new ways to express my creativity. I'm interested in learning the art of stamping and quilling. I'm getting into drawing now too.(mostly trying the human figure, face, etc., but want to get into landscapes), want to try crochet too (have instructions but haven't tried it yet)

Favorite Books

LOVE to read! The only thing I don't really read are westerns and not much heady romantic novels (like Harlequin romance) or graphic novels. Haven't gotten into any biographies either, but if anyone had any suggestions, I might.

Favorite Movies

Adventure, Psychological thrillers, suspense, comedies, dramas, romance, etc. Love to see a good movie! some examples: Harry Potter series, Twilight Saga, Lord of the Rings, The Mirror has Two Faces, Pirates of the Carribean…, Hallmark films, love the series and movies of Signed, Sealed and Delivered.

Favorite Television

Shows I used to watch: Supernatural, Smallville, Ghost Whisperer, Law & Order: SVU, Without a Trace, Lost, Heroes, Friends, X-Files, Angel, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Fringe, Bones, Firefly, Castle ('course I just love that Nathan Fillion!), Once Upon a Time. Elementary (sad that it ended), Shows I currently watch: The Rookie, God Friended Me (now sadly, this show is in the past. The series ended.), and Blue Bloods.

Favorite Music

My radio station is Contemporary Christian Rock- Third Day, Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Crowder, Lauren Daigle, etc.. I like uplifting/Christian/inspirational music. I like Jazz as well, but don't listen to it often. Big Band music for when my husband and I can go Swing dancing. I still do listen to 80's music every now and then, Bon Jovi is my favorite.

Passionate about

Dolphins-sea and ocean life, crafting, Ireland/Irish heritage; love, pens, pencils, markers, interesting papers; the color purple (any shade); butterflies; love to Swing dance, and Ballroom dance...and dance in general.

Likes

photography, lilies (Stargazers, mostly), anything Celtic/Irish, hearts, dogs (smaller breeds mostly, but love Huskies); going to garage sales/thrift stores and finding treasures to create with; also like the colors red, dark or "hot" pink, blue, green; bookmarks (but I have enough right now, PLEASE don't send any more at this time), stamps

Dislikes

any violent/sexually graphic items; the color orange (except as pertaining to fall); anything depicting prejudices (unless it's to prove a point artistically); not really a house cat person, but like wild cats like tigers, panthers, cheeta, etc.; no perfumes or coffee; nothing WICCA, Tarot, or cult related; Hello Kitty; anime

Items I'm looking for

any embellishments, ideas/instructions on stamping & quilling or different techniques on making background papers, lace, eyelet brads, brads, buttons, vintage anything, miniature anything (envies, game pieces, etc.), punched shapes-flowers, hearts, circles, scalloped circles, butterflies, etc.; washi tape; old art magazines, esp. from Stampington (like their art journal magazine); paper napkins with designs; interesting images for focal points-such as vintage type pictures of people, butterflies, birds, dragonflies, gears and other machinery and mechanical devises, fashion magazine faces, pictures of jewelry and various cosmetics or perfume bottles; Tim Holtz style anything, but especially his paper dolls; inspiring quotes, esp. from Scripture; stamped images

Ratings

Conni59 rated for MMPC - House Shaped ATC on Sep 14, 2020
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Comment: Love your creativity! Thanks so much. I love the bread tab idea.
Response: You are very welcome. I enjoyed making this. I think I'd like to try other shaped ATCs. I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: Thank you! My favorite is the tea bag collage ~ I might have to try that sometime. The ladies with the lace strip is lovely too. I appreciate your handwritten note as well ~ Enjoy your weekend
Response: I'm glad to have given you inspiration. That's what I enjoy about swap-bot...getting new ideas. I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
JuneRosebud rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #32 on Aug 27, 2020
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Comment: Hi Kathy, I'd like to thank you for the nice ATC. I like hummingbirds & black berries so it was a nice combination.
Response: It's wonderful how that works out! I'm so glad you like it. You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart.
grammypammy rated for CSG ~ Faith Based ATC - Letter L on Aug 26, 2020
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Comment: I love your art description of lion and lamb! So creative! Thank you so much!
Response: I knew what I wanted to do for letter "L" but wasn't sure at first how to depict it. I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for the heart. Take care and be well, Kathy
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card and note. I really enjoyed both.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. You are very welcome.
LindaW rated for CSG ~ Faith Based ATC - Letter K on Aug 10, 2020
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Comment: I love the key to the kingdom ATC. The purple background was really uniquely created! I have been living in Hawaii since November 2001. I do miss the changing leaves. I used to live in Southern CA.
Response: I'm so glad you like it, Linda. Sorry for the delay in responding. I do like to comment when people give me a rating. I started a new nanny job, so I'm getting used to the schedule. It's been wonderful though. Thanks for the heart Blessings to you, Kathy
vanneparis rated for MMPC - Zetti ATC w/ Food on Aug 9, 2020
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Comment: Hi Kathy! I adore your Zetti ATC! I love her cute orange/pineapple head and the wording came out really cool. I love it! Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: You are so very welcome, Vanne. Thank you for introducing me to this Zetti style. I'm really loving it. Thanks for the heart. Be well and safe, Kathh.
PaperPassion rated for USAPC: Scrappy Booklets on Aug 8, 2020
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Comment: Love the little booklets you sent and happy they are pink.So many places to use them I don't know where to start.Thank you so much.Be safe.
Response: I'm so pleased you like them! You are very welcome. I enjoyed making them. You stay safe as well. Thanks for the heart.
Poeprincess rated for MMPC - Zetti ATC w/ Numbers on Aug 8, 2020
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Comment: OMG, Kathy, this is a treasure! Love everything about it. Thank you for being my partner.
Response: You are so very welcome! I like this Zetti style. There's so much room for creativity! Thanks for the heart.
ginny19590 rated for USATC: Your Choice ATC Swap on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much. I'd like to know what sealer you used on the Just between friends ATC. Send me a PM if you would. Thanks again........=)
Response: I'm so glad you like them. You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart! Sent you a PM. Blessings to you, Kathy
imacraftygirl rated for Snailmail Notecard Blessing on Jul 27, 2020
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Comment: Kathy, thank you for the lovely encouraging note. Be still and know I am God is such a timely scripture for me as I'm the tech director for a private school that is having to start supporting teachers both in school and distance learning. Really..i have no idea how I'm going to get through the next month..but the reminder of God's got it and to be still and let Him work out all the tough stuff is a great assurance for me. Thank you so much!
Response: Yes, I know several people who are teachers/principals and the decisions they have to make coming up. I'm so glad this Scripture speaks to you as well. I'll be praying for you all to have wisdom and peace once the decisions have been made. Stay strong with God, Kathy
AZmom875 rated for 📚 Journal GIVEAWAY! on Jul 27, 2020
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Comment: How are you doing on your Starting today commitment? Great thing to commit to doing.
Response: So far, so good. How about you? Have you been more active and moving around?
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Comment: Cute little.."imp" coin. Thank you so much for making him Zetti-like. A good look on him, for sure! 🙂
Response: You are very welcome. I enjoyed making it. I was introduced to Zettiology with a swap on here, and I really enjoy it. I'm glad you like it.
carol rated for USA: Face Time-July on Jul 23, 2020
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Comment: I LOVE your tiger! I have tried so many times to draw one, but mine come out looking like extra puny weird house cats. Thanks so much, and thanks for the nice note, too! I'm sure you will be a wonderful asset to elder care. There is so much need there. Bless you for your work with them and with children.
Response: I had a different idea when I began with the tiger face, so I actually traced it. Then I changed my mind and decided to color it in and do a more mixed media background. I was going for the look of a grassy field but to me it ended up looking more like tiger stripes themselves...what I call "happy accidents". I love that there's no right or wrong in art! Glad you like it. You're very welcome. I'm going for orientation for with a home care company on Friday 7-31-20. I had a successful nanny interview as well that I hope will work out, so I guess I'll be doing both! :) Blessings to you, Kathy
djcamp04 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #31 on Jul 20, 2020
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Comment: What a gorgeous ATC, Kathy!! I love doing the 3 element ATCs. I took a break a couple months ago and missed a few but hope I can get some more in. I ❤️‘d your note. Sending you pm soon to answer some of your questions. Thanks so much for the beautiful addition to my ATC collection. Happy swapping!!
Response: I am so pleased you like it. You are very welcome! The next 3 element swap is up...hope you'll be a part of it. I look forward to hearing from you. Blessings to you.
PeliKat rated for EP- Napkin Art on Jul 19, 2020
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Comment: Kathy, I loved the notecard you created for me! The colors of the background are beautiful and the lettering for the words is great! The little string attached to the heart balloon is a magical touch! Altered books sound interesting to me, but I haven't tried that yet. I'd love to hear about yours and how you started with that. And I think it's super cool that we share a birthday! I celebrate the entire month of July; do you? If not, you should consider it! July people are just that special. Lol! Thanks again for the beautiful card; I'd love to swap with you again sometime! Best wishes and stay safe!
Response: You are so very welcome. I'm glad you like it. I really enjoyed making this. I found altered books on youtube when I was looking up art journaling, and smash books and the like. I found an artist named Lorri Marie Jenkins that I enjoy trying her style. Check her out. She does good work and I get inspired by her. I've never celebrated the whole month of July for my birthday. I'll have to talk with my husband and maybe we can try that out next year! We can set up a private swap if you'd like to sometime.
Banjobritches rated for MMPC: Upcycled Collage ATC on Jul 15, 2020
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Comment: What a golden, blingy ATC! It's very nice and I love the idea of that tissue box background! I had never thought of that! You are just a newly wed! I wish you AT LEAST 60 years of being with each other! It's kind of fun to grow old together, too! Believe it or not, there are still surprises and fun after these 47 years of marriage for us! Have a nice summer and God Bless!
Response: I'm very glad you like it. You are welcome. Glad to know that it can still be surprising and fun after so long together. We got married later in life, so if we make it to our 50th anniversary, I'll be 96! If we make it to our 60th, God's really creating miracles in us! :)
grammypammy rated for ATC Trade #2 ~ USA on Jul 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC's! The bird one you made is very pretty. I always enjoy having you as a swap partner but it is funny how we seem to end up together most of the time....lol Must be a reason for it. Thanks for joining the swap too!
Response: Love those "God moments". Glad you like the bird ATC. I like how it turned out too.
tristitia rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #30 on Jul 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC! Purple is not my favorite color, but I've been trying to use it more, and it's growing on me :) I live the lilac shades you used - I'm starting to like that shade in particular, oddly when combined with brown :)
Response: I'm very glad you like it. I think the elements came together nicely. It's was one of my favorites I've done in this particular series so far.
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Comment: I love the "J" ATC. I was sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers sent.
Response: Sorry for the delay in responding. I've been slow on these lately. I'm glad you liked the "J" ATC. Thank you for the prayers. It's still difficult for me without my Dad. It'll be a long grieving process, I think.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9917 176 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
224 239 1 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
3 38 155 28
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Comments

ChrisAnne on Sep 25, 2020:

Welcome to The Christian Homestead. We are happy to have you aboard.

Amelia on Aug 17, 2020:

Hello, fellow Catholic :)

LindaW on Jul 31, 2020:

Thank you for the Birthday blessings. I had a nice day celebrating with my hubby.

stormofangels on Jul 16, 2020:

Happy Belated Birthday!

CherryBlossomLady on Jul 7, 2020:

Hello Friend!

bpl76 on Jun 28, 2020:

Stopping be to say hi and have a great day !!

Gobarb on Jun 3, 2020:

Thank you for making me a cat and resilient ATC. It is nice to have someone look at your profile, even when it is not required. Thank you also for the kind words. Try to stay positive and remember what you said...God is good all the time! Blessings. ❤️

Snaileditcrafts on May 11, 2020:

Hi Kathy, I just sent out the swap, "USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #28" I hope that it arrives quickly and safely! Have a great day! o

grammypammy on Mar 20, 2020:

Thank you for the Faith Based Letter G ATC. That’s was sweet of you to send me one.

Hugs, Pam

yvonne401 on Oct 28, 2019:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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