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crescendo

crescendo
Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: May 28, 2020
Birthday: March 7
Country: United States
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About Me



I am learning to play Ukulele. I just joined a rowing gym.

I am a retired software engineer who is energized by peaceful nature environments, but drained by noise, crowds and hubbub. I live with my awesome husband among lots of fir trees.

I have an immature sense of humor at times (ok, all the time!) and am not offended at all by foul language, explicit music, fart jokes or anything like that. I just laugh and laugh at those things, heh.

I am allergic to perfumes or anything scented.

My interests include (but are not limited to): organic gardening, nature journaling, boating, goats, nature, trees, birds, graphic design, art, computers, cats, learning craft projects of all kinds, animals, outdoors, hiking, decorating, landscaping, science, spirituality, the body/mind/spirit connection, fitness, nutrition, Spinning (indoor cycling, not wool:), learning about the history and origins of all religions of the world.

I am a digital image and font hoarder.

Favorite Crafts

I like making dangly charms to hang off of bookmarks, purses, journals, zippers, etc. Anyplace that needs a dangle. I like making prayer flags to string for the garden. I like to laminate bookmarks. Not as crazy as I used to be with my laminator. Hmmm, I should resurrect that...

I am currently obsessed with making stickers with my laser printer along with the Print and Cut feature of my Silhouette Cameo machine. I'm also currently fascinated with learning how to make bracelets like these . The other thing I went crazy hoarding last Black Friday was those Heidi Swapp foil sheets to do foiling on all the things.

Some of my favorite artistic mediums to work in are watercolor, pen/ink/watercolor journaling, digital graphic design, and pretty much will dabble with any type of painting and drawing. I love the drawing instruction books by Claudia Nice.

Favorite Colors

I love bright/saturated/vibrant/vivid colors.

A couple of my favorite color combos are blue and green, and also citrus colors combo of lime/lemon/orange


Some favorite things

Themes I like:

♥ Bicycles

♥ Vintage Fruit Crate Labels

♥ Clippy (the old MS Office Assistant)

♥ Ukulele

♥ Cats

♥ Red poppies

♥ Winter/Summer Solstice, Spring/Fall Equinox, Yule

♥ Lemons, limes, oranges (especially lemons)

♥ Sea Turtles (my sacred Totem animal)

♥ Toast with cute face

♥ Snails and garden slugs (cute ones, not actual slimy ones)

♥ Goats. Goats. Did I mention LOVING Goats?

♥ Spiritual, yoga, mandalas, prayer flags, personal growth, inspirational things, goal setting

♥ Hand letter or collage of these words and phrases: "Liberation", "Simplify", "Slow Down", "Routine", "Stay present", "Posture", or, "Stand up straight", "Chew Your Food", "Misery is not Effective".

♥ The Sun, the moon

♥ Haiku written by you

♥ Dandelions (both the flowers and the seed head); Daisies

♥ Strawberries with the foliage

♥ Anything Food with cute faces

♥ Old style Smokey the Bear

♥ Any items/art/craft that you are passionate about creating by hand -- I love to see everyone's creative side come out.

♥ Just mentioning goats again

A few ideas/inspirations for tangible items.

(handmade or gently used as well):

♥ Those little solar powered creatures that wobble when you set them on a bright windowsill

♥ Whirlygig/spinner/wind sock for my garden (dollar stores have these or would love handmade too)

♥ Unique/funky stickers from those sticker of the month subscription places like: pipsticks, stickii , etc. ; puffy vinyl stickers, single large stickers like/inspired by those from redbubble

♥ Fabric scraps, prints or solids - at least 6"x12" if ya got it

♥ Hand carved stamps

♥ Hand or dish towels in citrus colors of lime, lemon or orange (or combo)

♥ Washi rolls or samples with cats, outer space, Van Gogh

♥ Hand drawn/Painted ATCs

♥ Lined grocery list pad that says "Groceries" or "Shopping List" or something similar across top (ok to separate it into chunks if it makes mailing cheaper) or just send me a few pages from one of yours

♥ Altoids tin shrine

♥ Pura Vida inspired sliding knot bracelets like THESE

♥ Herbal or decaf tea ( not containing chamomile or hibiscus)

♥ Longshot: A few dollars worth of these lemon or strawberry 2 cent & 3 cent postage stamps that you can only buy in rolls of ten thousand . I thought maybe someone has a business that might have purchased rolls of these. See them HERE

Favorite Television

Stranger Things, The Blacklist, Orphan Black, Big Bang Theory, Glee, New Girl, Covert Affairs, PBS, Good Eats, Alias, Scrubs, Frasier, Seinfeld, Southpark, Jeopardy, Science shows, documentaries in general, Daily Show, Sherlock, Elementary, Downton Abbey, Travelers, ,Sense8, Star Trek

Movies that I never get tired of watching:

You've Got Mail, Maid in Manhattan, Star Trek Insurrection, Star Trek Into Darkness, Chocolat, When Harry Met Sally, Legally Blonde, Bring It On, Groundhog Day, Zombie Land, Whip It, Juno, Big, Trading Places, Shawshank Redemption, Catch Me If You Can, The Equalizer, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Avengers genre

Dislikes/Please Do Not Send...

↓ For tea I drink herbal and decaf, but nothing containing chamomile or hibiscus (allergy).

Please, NO bath/body products or scented candles or incense I am highly sensitive to chemically perfumed items, even just smelling them gives me a migraine. (things scented with authentic essential oils are OK)

↓ I don't need any blank journals or blank note/memo pads, don't need stationary, pens, or planner items. Especially, please, I beg of you, NO more page flags!! (lol).

↓ I don't need any pot holders.

↓ I am not into the altered/colorized vintage/victorian photographs of people, nor the Zetti style, nor steampunk. There is something about them that is just eery and disturbing to me. No children with wings, crowns or duncecaps. No cabbage rose/Victorian country style. I am not trying to criticize these styles if you love them, but they just are not my cup of tea and I cannot explain why they creep me out, they just do.

↓ No items that smell of cigarette smoke, or, especially don't try to cover it up with perfume (including scented dryer sheets -- triggers migraine -- sorry! I'd prefer to air out cigarette smoke than get a migraine!)

↓ No items that are the color "mauve" (I have a strange and passionate aversion to this color for whatever reason). The color "burgundy" or "wine" is a close runner up to disliking.

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Comment: Thanks for the goodies. I went through spell oh home health, rebhabs, hospital stays with my dad. Im miss them both but im glad mom n dad wont have chance of getting this stuff.
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Comment: Thank you for your Birthday wishes and fun soc letter. I love that card and great stickers. I'll write you back soon with only vinegar as a sealant😁
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Comment: Great to hear from someone doing something positive about exercise. The rowing sounds like a great exercise,I don't think anyone around here does it. Keep up the good work.
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Comment: Donuts are back on the table! Thank you Suey for all the fun you bring here😘
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Comment: Thanks for the amazing unicorn card Grandma! For real though thanks for the nice letter, fun extras, and awesome swap.💜
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Comment: So i think didnt hit save ratings. After i found it i remembered asking you about your painted envelop. I loved it. But now i forgot what i asked.
Response: I'm trying to remember what it looked like but it was most likely done with a Gelli printing plate and stencils that I cut on my Cameo machine.
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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful letter!
Panj rated for Fill My Stocking - December on Jan 10, 2020
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choke rated for ETHP: Peeled Paint ATC on Dec 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome Leonardo ATC! I love all the different elements you used and the copper flakes pop amazingly! Thank you too for the sweet card, it really made me smile. I am happy to have you as a friend as well, you'll always be one of my favorites!
Deluxx rated for PCFTE 2020 on Dec 11, 2019
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Comment: Truly unique.
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Comment: Ahhhhhh loved them!!
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Comment: WOW WOW WOW! What cool stickers!!! My daughter immediately jacked about half of them right out of my hands, lol. Some really fun choices! I am going to send the british flag ones to my friend from England. Your artwork is very cute and I love that idea of making a sticker out of it. The banana necklace on the monkey is my favorite part! Thanks so much for a great swap! ):):)
MiRdLHWY43 rated for CPG Sticker Slapped PC - US only on Sep 12, 2019
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Comment: I love all the crazy stickers esp. The 16 candles underpants one and those cute French bulldogs farting out some love! I'll be back on the silly forum next week. 💜
Fabriqueen rated for Once Upon a Summer on Sep 8, 2019
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Comment: I really enjoyed reading your letter and seeing the pics. I know you all had a great time! I love your backyard! I have lived in the big city all my life so I have never seen a meteor shower. Thank you so much for sharing with me! Hugs, Diane
hibiscus rated for EASU: Goat ATC Swap on Jul 7, 2019
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Comment: This is absolutely one of the best swap I’ve gotten!! You are an excellent artist that goats expression is priceless ... love the goat “sponge! How clever I’ve not seen anything like it...I’m convinced I need to learn how to do a hello print love the turtles!! thank you so much for making this a wonderful swap!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! It was so much fun to draw. Oh yes, you need a Gelli plate for sure! Thank you for being such an awesome partner.
Scrybe rated for IU: SOC June on Jul 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! for the wonderful big letter. :-) Very creative.
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Comment: Very nice abstract rendering on your envie!
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Comment: It's fun to think of everyone's fancy note cards winging around the world with their precious teabags..! Thanks for the lovely notecard and note(specially the heads up!) the teas are in my kitchen awaiting a hot cuppa!
bluemonkeymama rated for TPS: Mail Art - May 2018 on Jun 10, 2018
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Comment: Sue, I apologize for taking a few days to rate you! This is definitely one of the most thoughtful and wonderful swaps I have ever received. You brought tears to my eyes by incorporating my beloved Fergie in your beautiful art! And your handwritten letter was a treasure as well, for sure. It's been so long since I've received (or written) a long letter. Just a fantastic swap all around. Thank you, so very much. <3 <3 <3
samsstuff rated for IU: SOC May on Jun 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the colorful, gigantic letter & decorated envelope!

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Comments

MiRdLHWY43 on May 11, 2020:

Sorry I'm a shit email responder, I'm off for 3 days starting tomorrow and will catch up.

MiRdLHWY43 on Apr 14, 2020:

How's it going in lockdown mode?

OrigamiGrace on Dec 30, 2019:

Happy New Year from CPG!

2020

IsadoraWing on Dec 27, 2019:

Thanks so much for the pretty card and stickers! I hope you had a nice Christmas. Happy New Year!

kiddomerriweather on Dec 27, 2019:

Thank you for the December WW! I love the Christmas card and pressed penny. It was so nice of you to think of me this month. I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

tcornell on Dec 24, 2019:

Thank you for the ATC rounds (yep, that's their purpose!) and the letter set/stickers in the beautiful Christmas card that you sent me for WW December! Merry Christmas to you!

choke on Nov 19, 2019:

Thank you for the awesome note you sent! I was so happy to receive it and hear that you are doing so well, love love love it! I had planned to send some snail mail to let you know that it was here but can't seem to get my shit together quick enough. :-) So here I am with a profile comment! I will see you in the mailbox again soon but thanks again for the update, it put a huge smile in my heart xoxo

kiddomerriweather on Jun 11, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

MiRdLHWY43 on May 14, 2019:

Hi Sue!😘

MiRdLHWY43 on Apr 17, 2019:

Just wanted to stop by and say hello, been a rough year but things are looking up. Hope all is well💙

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