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dardarbinx

dardarbinx
Date Joined: February 25, 2011
Last Online: March 24, 2017
Birthday: June 13
Country: Canada
PINTEREST
MY BLOG
MY ATC FOR ALL GALLERY
MADE IN CANADA here on SB
My Flickr Photos

FALL/WINTER 2016 UPDATE

MY FACEBOOK GROUP

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ATCPositiveArtSpace/

has been going strong, and has been going for just over a year now. I have a few loyal and very talented group of wonderful artists there.

I have also started my own group right here on Swap Bot. I don't know if it will amount to anything or not but its called Made In Canada. Think link is above in my list of URLs.

I have been living in beautiful Northern Ontario now for 3 years since this coming March. I cannot believe it, my how time flies when your having fun.

In my experience between living in the city most of my life, and now living further North, my only conclusion is that mail is hit and miss coming to me here out in the bush..I have confirmed that depending on when your package to me is mailed, it can take either 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months. I have had all happen, there was one time that a small package that came to me from Australia (to Ontario Canada) took 6 months!!! We had completely given up on it, and then boom all of a sudden it was here! So Crazy!!!

Anyway, no matter what happens, I am looking very forward to seeing you IN THE MAIL

ABOUT ME

My name is , which is short for Darlene. I swear, sometimes I think that If I hear my whole name from anyone, it sounds like I'm in trouble or something...lol

I am a fun-loving individual and happily married. People either like me, or they don't. There is no sitting on the fence with me!

I do the very best that I can to have the same face for everyone. That is not always easy to achieve because of different personality clashes but I strive

Since I have moved to beautiful Northern, Ontario many things about me have changed greatly...so, I am filling you in!

ABOUT US

Abby and I met in 2005, and we got married in 2007. We have been attached to the hips ever since! We had a lovely church wedding where our dogs (we had 2 of them at the time) were our ring bears! They really did carry the rings! lol It was cute and fun! A lovely day.
Abby is a very special woman! She is transgender female. She has even had her surgery. She was born male but she has legally been female since about 2000. So, this we are in a same sex marriage...and very happy together. If there is anyone who reads this who has any questions on the topic whether they know someone who has transitioned, or thinking about it themselves please feel free to ask questions, or even if you'd just like to correspond that would be cool, too.

MORE ABOUT US

We were caregivers to a wonderful man named Alan. This guy was like a brother to us; we even all had magic birthday dates. His Birthday was January 13, my birthday is June 13 and Abby's birthday is July 13...amazing, huh? He had terminal kidney cancer. We were all very good friends with him. He saw that we all got along so well that he decided he wanted to buy a house, for us all to live in together. He always wanted to own his own home. So we all went house shopping together and we bought one. We all moved into the house together, and three days after we moved in Alan had to go and have a kidney removed. As time went on, he got sicker and sicker. He passed away on the day of his 56th birthday, btw, he was born in 1956. so we have this interesting number thing going on. My favorite story to share regarding Alan is one day before he was really sick we were out for a drive somewhere. He was gazing out the window up at the sky, and he mumbled "Sun dog" I said, a what? He said, a Sun Dog. He explained to us what a sun dog is, which is a piece of rainbow that appears between a cloud and the sun. They are amazing things to see! And Alan told us that they were one of his favorite things, too! (Google Sun Dog if you don't know what they are) And when you see them they jump right out at you. At least they do for me.
From time to time If I am having a really bad day or sometimes even by coincidence, I will see a sun dog, and that for me is as good as a hug from Alan, or him letting us know he is still watching over us. In fact, on the day of the anniversary of his death, Abby and I decided we would celebrate his life, and go to the movies to see the Hobbit. We knew he would have approved because he LOVED the Lord of the Rings series and he also LOVED the 3D effect movies.
Well we went out for the afternoon Matinee, and when we came out of the theatre and wow, what did we see? We saw one of the most incredible Sun dogs we EVER saw! It was just like as though Alan were right there with us! It was so incredible! (here is another type of sundog, cool, or what????

WHAT I LOVE

If you are still reading this here are some things that I love.... - I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE happy mail, especially if it includes an ATC, or a piece of art of any kind -1:1's If you want to do a 1:1 with me, I would love to do one with you! Pick a topic and let me know!!!! - ATCs (I am an avid ATC maker since August 2011) -I never get enough of Halloween stuff, die cuts, good halloween stickers, stamps etc any time of year - Ephemera any thing and everything for ATC making, journal-ling, greeting cards - any paper punch outs (dies, hole punches) - rubber stamp images - rubber stamps - betty boop - clocks - hot air balloon - unusual brads - unusual stickers (not cheap looking) - new techniques - silver earrings - charms - recipes - letters - address labels - post cards - hummingbirds - castles - butterflies - dragonflies - anything rainbow or pride - word search puzzles - wild life sightings - we love to travel, but unfortunately no trips planned for this year...its possible we may get to Salt Lake City, Utah this year for Max Convention but we'll have to see what happens

BEWARE

I live in Canada, so there are some strict border crossing rules that you must be weary of regarding food items, and also CD's or DVD's. These items will just increase the amount of time it will take for your envelope to arrive. So it is best to just not send food of any kind period. Also you must know and understand that since I do live in Canada, (and now especially Northern Ontario) that sometimes mail arrivals and departures are hit and miss. I have had some things go missing to and from so please give ample time for your things to arrive, and for you to receive what I send you, especially around Christmas time.

MY PROMISE & COMMUNICATION

Please inbox me if you did not receive anything that I owe you for any swaps we were partners in so we can negotiate a make up, and I promise I will reply as quickly as I can. And finally, last but not least, Sometimes life gets in the way, and I totally understand that. Nine times out of ten your 5 and your heart are safe with me as long as you let me know if your going to be late. The only way I will ever not rate you a 5 is if you don't follow the instructions of the swap for whatever reason, and same as giving you a heart, and I will always change your rating if you come clean on a swap I've rated you a 1 or 3 on. Please consider this when rating me, I am a very easy going person, everyone one of my partners will automatically get a heart unless its not what your supposed to send without an explanation....Remember, communication is ALWAYS the key!

Ratings

PeachyDoll rated for Bee on Mar 12, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the Bee ATC :) I love the texture! Thanks for the extras too!
Karmi53 rated for Bird Series on Mar 2, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Hi Dar thank you for a lovely Owl atc l love all the things on the card and how things stand out. Take care and thanks
Response: Thank you so much, I am glad you got it and that you love it so much! Thank you for the great rating
piglet59645 rated for Pink ATC on Feb 25, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the little extras and for the PRETTY PINK neatly made ATC. Thank you for the note as well. Nice to swap with you again.
Response: Nice to be swapping with you again too. I have been keeping an eye on all the swaps and playing only in what I can handle. Glad you loved my PinkATC and thank you for the great rating
dearchelsie rated for Dinosaur ATC on Feb 25, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Yea!! I was so happy to get you ATC. I absolutely loved your Dino. So colorful. He reminded me of being a kid again. Thank you. Oh and I was over the moon about attempt #4. =) He has a personality all his own. Thank you so much for sending them to me. They made me smile.
Response: I am so glad they made it to you and it was hard to send Dino away lol he was fun to make...I put my heart into this swap for sure...thanks for the rating!
Gwillisinc rated for Dragonfly on Feb 23, 2017
5
rating
Comment: 2 Dragonflies! Thank you
tigermousecat rated for Dis dat can: mail art envie on Feb 22, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks! Love all!
Response: so glad you loved everything....thank you for the great rating
5
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Comment: Very fun envelopes Dar! I will be fun to use them in the future!
Response: happy to see you approve of what i sent, thanks for the great rating!
owl rated for Bookpage/ Valentine on Feb 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Awesome bookpage ATC. The kite with hearts is cute. Thank you
Response: thank you so glad you liked it
angeliccat15 rated for Dragon ATC on Feb 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for atcs =)
luv2kraft rated for February / Valentines Themed ATC on Feb 18, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the ingenious ATC. It took me awhile to notice the kite tail was made with sideways hearts. Thanks.
5
rating
Comment: Sorry for the late Rate! WOW yourself, love the deer
Response: I was getting worried that WOW got lost. So glad its safe and sound in your hands and that you like thanks for the great rating and heart!
sdin2pink rated for Watercolor ATC - Winter Theme on Feb 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Wow - Love your ATC - Thank you ♥
Response: thank you so much for the rating and the heart
pat5036 rated for January ATC - Hand Drawn Edition on Feb 4, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cute hand drawn ATC. Clever idea to use liquid paper for snow!
Response: I am so glad you liked it and thank you so much for the 5 and the heart!
Rosekoala02 rated for Valentine's Theme ATC on Jan 28, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I love beautiful ATCs and thank for extra!!
Response: your welcome glad you like it
Wildchild rated for 2017 New Year on Dec 29, 2016
5
rating
 
kssunlover1947 rated for Cat ATC on Dec 29, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Sorry I did not get this rated at the time it came it. I did really like the cards you made me. Thank you.
Karmi53 rated for Santa Atc on Dec 17, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thank you l love the Santa ATC makes me want to be a kid again. Take care
tigermousecat rated for Snowman Atc on Dec 15, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for a fun snowman Dar!
Wildchild rated for Reindeer Atc on Dec 15, 2016
5
rating
 
littlerobyne rated for Halloween Howl 2016 on Oct 22, 2016
5
rating
Comment: I am having so much fun opening a new ATC every day this month! I love them all. Thank you.
Response: Glad that you are enjoying them! yaaaay too bad its almost over though thank you for the great rating

Rating Overview

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Comments

ladyofunicorns on Oct 31, 2016:

Happy Halloween Halloween again more

I am so happy! Finally here! Happy Halloween! time to party!

Wildchild on Oct 31, 2016:

On the 13th Day of Halloween

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It was time to PAARTTY!

This was so much fun! I hope there is one for Christmas too!

Wildchild on Oct 30, 2016:

On the 12th Day of Halloween

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12 bats flew across the moon

one more sleep to go I am so excited!

ladyofunicorns on Oct 29, 2016:

Halloween

After this evening only 2 more days!!!!

Wildchild on Oct 29, 2016:

On the 11th Day of Halloween

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11 witches flew in!

ladyofunicorns on Oct 28, 2016:

Happy Halloween!

Have some fun with me! A few days left. Can't wait!

Wildchild on Oct 28, 2016:

On the 10th Day of Halloween IMG

10 monsters arrived to parrrtay!

Wildchild on Oct 27, 2016:

On the 9th Day of Halloween

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Nine Zombies came for tea

sorry I'm late today

ladyofunicorns on Oct 27, 2016:

Happy Halloween

Only a number of days to go! So happy! Yay!!!!

Wildchild on Oct 26, 2016:

On the 8th day of Halloween

day 8

The black cats sang to me

I made this one! So much fun!

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