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crescendo

crescendo
Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: November 19, 2017
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 use a Passion Planner so always happy to get planner stickers and your ideas to use in it.

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 really gravitate to the 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

ā™„ Bicycles

ā™„ Red poppies

ā™„ Those little solar powered creatures that wobble when you set them on a bright windowsill

ā™„ Winter Solstice/Yule, Summer Solstice

ā™„ Items to use for my Planner

ā™„ 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

ā™„ lemons, limes, oranges (especially lemons)

ā™„ Sea Turtles (my sacred Totem animal)

ā™„ Toast with cute face

ā™„ Strawberry theme depicting berries, leaves and/or blossoms.

ā™„ Snails and garden slugs (cute ones, not actual slimy ones)

ā™„ Fabric scraps, prints or solids

ā™„ Goats. Goats. Did I mention LOVING Goats?

ā™„ Spiritual, yoga, mandalas, prayer flags, personal growth, inspirational things, goal setting

ā™„ The Sun, the moon

ā™„ Haiku written by you

ā™„ Hand carved stamps

ā™„ Dandelions (both the flowers and the seed head); Daisies

ā™„ anything Food with cute faces

ā™„ 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)

ā™„ Old style Smokey the Bear

ā™„ Hand towels in citrus colors of lime, lemon or orange (or combo).

ā™„ Higher quality decorative or funny Post-it type sticky note pads (but not the cheap dollar bin ones that curl up because they are too thin, or that won't stick to things because the glue is cheap. Also not the plain pastel ones)

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

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

ā™„ 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/No Thanks

ā†“ For tea I prefer herbal, but nothing containing chamomile or hibiscus.

ā†“ NO bath/body products!! I am highly sensitive to chemically perfumed items, even just smelling them gives me a migraine. (things scented with essential oils are OK)

ā†“ I don't need any blank journals or blank (non-sticky) note/memo pads. I have too many!

ā†“ I don't need any more scrapbooking papers or scrapbooking stuff.

ā†“ 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. 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.

ā†“ 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!)

ā†“ 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: 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!! Iā€™m excited šŸ˜Š
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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. šŸ’Œ
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.
JazD rated for Stocking Stuffer Swap - AUGUST on Sep 5, 2017
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Comment: Saving till Christmas. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you, saving until Christmas
Scrybe rated for IU: SOC July on Aug 2, 2017
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Comment: Very nice! Thank you!
Leekoba rated for Stocking Stuffer Swap - JULY on Aug 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much, it's wrapped so nicely! I cant wait to open it, happy swapping <3
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Comment: Thank you for the cute stocking stuffer for September. Into my stocking it goes! :)
bjmonroe rated for WIYM August Stocking Stuffer on Jul 19, 2017
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Comment: I am all excited by the pretty gjft you sent me. And all the goodies too. You spoiled me Sue, thank you so much!
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Comments

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:

kiddomerriweather on Oct 21, 2017:

Thank you for the Halloween card, stickers and balloons that you sent for my October AATW wishes. I took your challenge and captioned what the other ghost would say in group therapy. You make wish granting and receiving even so much more fun than it already is! Here is my caption. Hopefully you can see it well enough to read it:

kaypendragon on Oct 17, 2017:

Ty for the game and embossing folder!!

ginny19590 on Oct 7, 2017:

I couldn't leave my thank you for the AATW for September you had sent me. I do want to thank you so much especially for the swap cards because I needed them so badly. I responded to your message which can explain what happened that caused my delay in responding. God Bless and again Thank You!!!

MiRdLHWY43 on Jul 19, 2017:

Than you so much for thinking of me this month and granting such a pretty envelope and funny poem! I always enjoy hearing from you and gasp forums. I would happily join your soc swap, hopefully the poems will not be a flop. XO Laura

MiRdLHWY43 on May 6, 2017:

That sloth is too cute, thanks!

Bhindblueeyes on May 4, 2017:

Because I loved this .gif so much, I just have to leave it for all of the HFF members :)

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