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crescendo

crescendo
Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: January 16, 2018
Birthday: March 7
Country: United States
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About Me



Me

I am a retired software engineer who is energized by peaceful nature environments, but drained by noise, crowds and hubbub. I like growing plants in the garden. I like connecting with the Earth. I like art, crafts, exercise, graphic design and computers, and the combination of the four. I live with my awesome husband.

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 so please don't send anything perfumed or scented.

Crafts

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

I am currently obsessed with making stickers with the Print and Cut feature of my Silhouette Cameo machine.

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.

I am having a lot of fun printing on paper and fabric with my Gelli Arts printing plate. I love to slap all of my crap into various art and junk journals.

I really love to learn new art/craft techniques of any kind, my mind grabs onto new things and it keeps me motivated to learn all the time (euphemism for short attention span).

I am a digital image and font hoarder.

Hobbies

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.

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 of my favorite themes

♥ Bicycles

♥ Red poppies

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

♥ Winter Solstice/Yule, Summer Solstice

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

♥ 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)

♥ Fabric scraps, prints or solids

♥ Goats. Goats. Did I mention LOVING Goats?

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

♥ The Sun, the moon

♥ Haiku written by you

♥ Hand carved stamps

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

♥ anything Food with cute faces

♥ Long soft fuzzy socks to keep my feet warm in bed (and/or the ones with the grippy dots on the bottom since we have wooden floors)

♥ Old style Smokey the Bear

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

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

♥ 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

Favorite Television

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, The Black List, Extant,Sense8, Stranger Things, 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

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 or dollar bin caliber items. I don't need stationary, pens, or planner items. Especially, please, I beg of you, NO more page flags!! (lol)

↓ I don't use scrapbooking stuff.

↓ 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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Ratings

Laural0uise rated for Non Dominant Hand PC_Dec on Dec 27, 2017
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Comment: thanks sue for reading my profile and sending my a pc related to one of my likes, the ocean! I have never been to maui but my dad just got back from a vacation there a few days ago! I went to Kauaii though when i was 16. so it was a long time ago but i have fond memories of snorkeling with the sea turtle there, so thanks to your sea turtle pc, i thought of that again :)
Deluxx rated for Postcards from the Edge on Dec 19, 2017
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Comment: I'm so glad we did this swap! Can't wait to see our postcards in all their glory.
Wickett6029 rated for Fill My Stocking - December on Dec 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, Sue!! Have a wonderful Christmas ad a safe & happy new year!
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Comment: Sue, thank you so very much for the gorgeously wrapped stocking stuffers. I love them and look forward to opening them on Christmas morning. It was super sweet of you to think of my Mom too. All the best to you and yours for a wonderful Christmas season! :o)
pamwinters rated for Postcards from the Edge on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: Your postcard creation is AWESOME, Sue! Thanks again (:
kfaye rated for IS: Driftwood Wand - USA on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: I love this wand you made so much. I really enjoyed learning about how & where each item was collected & what the symbols you used represent. It really shows your love for the nature you are surrounded by. Your property sounds just dreamy. I will treasure this piece. I am honored to have it. Thank you <3 Happy Yule and blessings to you :) P.S. I would love to see pictures of your spirit dolls some time.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. Happy Yule and Happy Solstice to you! I have photos of my spirit dolls on Flickr -- copy and paste this link into your browser: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjGeG1Hu
kpfree rated for IU: SOC_Nov on Nov 30, 2017
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Comment: Sue beleive it or not your letter arrived today! Just after i sent you a message. hahaha! Loved the letter and could understand and RELATE to what you were sharing thru the SOC letter! Thank you! I had a great laugh and well could see myself in ways with what you were sharing! Thanks for writing and sending me your swap! It was great and all those great stickers. Even your address label was BEAU T FULL! Hahahaha it really was. thanks for the kitty stickers. Are all those things from the company you ordered from? Those were amazing! Thanks!
Response: Wow you got it fast! A lot of the stickers I make myself using my laser printer and Silhouette cameo machine's "print and cut" feature. Some of them were from one of those sticker pack of the month subscriptions. I'm glad you got a kick out of the letter, haha!
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Comment: saving, its so pretty!! love red cardinals, thanks for the extras yes my stocking is getting plump!
Germanbaby77 rated for Fill My Stocking - November on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: I'm excited to open this gift, but, alas, i need to wait another month.... nice wrapping job!
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Comment: Thank you!! I’m excited 😊
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Comment: I received this swap and have mislaid it. I apologize and will update this rating when I can.
aligurl75 rated for Stocking Stuffer Swap - OCTOBER on Oct 31, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the prettily wrapped stocking stuffer. You are right that my stocking was really plump,, I had to switch to a basket hahaha
Leekoba rated for WIYM: Christmas Stocking Gift #1 on Oct 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffers, I can't wait to open them! They are so beautifully wrapped! Happy Swapping!
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Comment: Thank you! Sorry for the late rating!
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Comment: Thanks for doing the project. I am glad I joined it helped me too.
Tjace007 rated for Fill My Stocking - October on Oct 10, 2017
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Comment: thank you for my gifts.....
Poftoffel rated for TPD: Mystery Supply Swap #10 on Sep 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet atc! This supply is indeed hard to work with! I think you used it very elegantly :D Thank you also for the cute extra's. So adorable!
MadeByRori rated for IU: SOC Aug on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: I loved your letter, the envie and the stickers! Thank you so much. I will try to write back. 💌
PaperMorsels rated for Just Randomness on Sep 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome Randomness! How did you make/get those little Animal party images? So adorable!
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Comment: Placed my gift on my cedar chest awaiting Christmas-Thank-you. And thank you so much for even those extra tags. They are so cute. I always use them up right away. Everything so much appreciated. It was a great item to receive today.

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Comments

institches on Jan 5, 2018:

Fill My Stocking July - Thank you for the gardening gloves. They are lighter than the gloves I use now, so that will be perfect for summer!

Jjean on Dec 25, 2017:

Stopping by tho say Thank You for the wonderful gifts from CQ Stocking Stuffers. Merry Christmas.

jukejan on Dec 22, 2017:

Love that beautiful image that you put on my sidebar. Thanks!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Winter Solstice!

solstice

jukejan on Dec 21, 2017:

Hey I just watched an old Iron Chef episode that was all about lemons and it made me think of you. Happy Solstice my friend.

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2017:

LMeowkin on Nov 17, 2017:

Thank you SO much for the wonderful package of delights! I put the package in my stocking, and have to tell you that I LOVE the tag you made with the Mary Engelbreit picture! It's delightful! I love it! You totally made my day - thank you for taking the time to enclose such a nice note, too!

Bhindblueeyes on Nov 8, 2017:

Thank you so much for the happy mail and the comment on my profile while I was away mending. I am not quite 100%, and it's frustrating, but I am blessed to be as far along as I am :) THANK YOU so much for thinking about me - so excited to get back into a "normal" routine!

Fenix825 on Oct 25, 2017:

Thank you for the Halloween goodies from my AATW October Wishlist!

crescendo on Oct 23, 2017:

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