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geedill

geedill
Date Joined: January 9, 2011
Last Online: July 13, 2011
Birthday: November 19
Country: United States

About Me

I am a college professor by day--scrapbooking mom by night. I've been creating and selling mini scrapbooks on ebay for about a year (scrapbooking for much, much longer) and am really enjoying getting into ATC swaps.

I've always been right brained and have been creating things since I can remember. I tried my hand at quilting and knitting, but found it took too long to finish the project and enjoy the results! When I was 12, I won the state purple ribbon for a quilt I designed and made with help from my grandmother but man--that project took an entire year and I got bored with it! Much of my family members are "artists" in some shape or form . . . my mother was a gourmet chef, my grandmother made handmade jewelry and painted (I wish I had photos of her house--that was one wonderous place). Even my cousin is a tattoo artist.

As far as "likes and dislikes" I'm pretty open with a few exceptions (of course!):

Likes: I am a prof of early childhood development, so I generally like anything surrounding children or that advocates for children. I love to cook and sew, reading, board games, shopping and time with family. My friends would say I have a good sense of humor, am outgoing and bubbly. I have two daughters ages 13 and 10 (my hubby was 42 when our first child was born, and I was 35--we are tired parents!) so my life is surrounded by pop culture, which I don't mind--also teaching college students I try to stay up with what is "hip".

Dislikes: not really into Disney (except Tinkerbell--although I'm not a fanatic), Twilight, horror/sci fi, Asian or religious art, anything that could be considered bias towards gender, race, ethnicity. Love and appreciate gardens, but do not like to garden! Clowns and puppets creep me out (I know that sounds odd for an Early Childhood lover . . . what can I say?) and anything ultra "cutesy".

Disappointments: people who don't rate, people who don't send, people who spend about 10 seconds on their cards.

Regarding my career: I absolutely love being a teacher and was a middle school teacher for 12 years before coming into higher education. That being said, I don't care for the typical "teacher fare": I don't have an apple collection, have never worn a gingham jumper, and don't own a single piece of teacher themed jewelry. I do love children's literature: I collect the Caldecott winners, poured through the Laura Ingalls Wilder series as a child, and read to my children beginning the day I brought them home from the hospital. (My husband thought I was crazy, but now I am proud that my 13 year old would much rather curl up with a book than anything else). Some of my favorite children's authors include Dr. Suess (the king of rhyme), Eric Carle, Tomie DePaolo, and Jan Brett (now that I think about it--there is an obvious connection between the literature that I like and the art that accompanies it). Nothing beats a well written picture book.

About my swaps: I probably won't send you (nor do I expect) additional items with my swaps. At this time, I am concentrating on ATC swaps only--and the focus is on expanding my creative juices. It is not my intention to offend anyone, but I promise to rate you based on the ATC itself, not the extras.

I've lived in Wyoming (born and raised--go Pokes!), San Francisco, Atlanta, Denver and now in the Seattle area (which has converted me from tea drinker to coffee fan!). Cooking and baking is therapeutic to me, and I really enjoy getting together with friends to enjoy a nice glass of wine and a good laugh or two.

I look forward to making and receiving incredible ATCs!

Ratings

Manifest rated for Free Theme ATC #30 on Aug 23, 2011
5
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Purplestamper rated for Paintchip ATC on Jul 27, 2011
5
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the paint chip ATC, I love what you did!
5
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Comment: Thank you! I will have to try the baby wipe technique too!
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATCs!
vanneparis rated for Retro ATC on Jul 17, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thanks Gayle! I love her and her little skirt was just fine, lol...
deecraft rated for A little Jar of ..... ATC on Jul 11, 2011
5
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Comment: This is a very sweet ATC !!! Thank you so much
Response: I'm glad you liked it!
emayees rated for School Days ATC on Jun 27, 2011
5
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Comment: Thanks for the extra. They are both good in their own unique ways and would have been fine on their own.
Response: Glad you liked them--thanks for the heart!
MommaEvans rated for Free Theme ATC #30 on Jun 27, 2011
5
rating
 
Pamela2Heaven rated for Design a Coffee Card ATC Swap on Jun 16, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thanks - nice~
Fritosmom rated for Mosaic ATC - USA Only on Jun 13, 2011
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Mona Lisa Mosaic ATC. She will go in the classics section of my ATC Album:-)
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
greengirl rated for Text Me! - ATC Swap - US Only on Jun 3, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the swap!
peacegirl10 rated for Bumble Bee ATC on Jun 3, 2011
5
rating
Comment: cute idea, loved it! thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart.
jammum3 rated for Triptic ATC--sender's choice on May 25, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Very lovely atc's-thank you!
dardarbinx rated for Free Theme ATC #30 on May 24, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful ATC! I LOVE it...wow...we MUST like the same things, thats cool!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I'm sure we'll be swapping again . . .
stamparose rated for AlteRED Steno pad for aa on May 18, 2011
5
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Dorilee rated for Free Theme ATC #30 on May 18, 2011
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterfly card. I love butterflies and the card was so artistic. How neat to live in the same town with Debbie Macomber and to know her.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!
trekaroo rated for France Inspired ATC on May 17, 2011
5
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Comment: The card is beautiful. Thanks so much. I have never used the pearlized powders but now that I see how lovely they are I guess I'm going to have to go shopping.
Response: they are a little addicting . . . I've learned less is more!
kathiec rated for Silhouette ATC on May 17, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Gayle..this was so well done..I love it! Kathie
Response: I am so glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
joytotheblog rated for Free Theme ATC #30 on May 17, 2011
5
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STUFFellaneous rated for France Inspired ATC on May 16, 2011
5
rating
Comment: I am going to find the perfect spot for my newest tower!!! Thanks!!!
Response: I thought you might like it--so glad you did. Thanks for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 36 15 15
Completed Fives Threes Ones
45 57 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 7 38 0
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Comments

Laynie on Jul 12, 2011:

I've looked at the cached version of your profile, and it proves that on June 6th @BambooPanda13 rated you a 5 for the Steampunk ATC Swap. You should make sure to let @Rachel know about that.

I hope everything works out! Audra:-)

aether on Jun 17, 2011:

Just sent your School Days ATC. Hope you like it!

shorterthanu44 on Mar 27, 2011:

Thanks for joining my swap!!! Hope you enjoy it!

jillybird on Mar 25, 2011:

Oops - sorry for the no comment comment. I hit the button before I was supposed to. I just read your profile and had to laugh at our similar attitudes toward "teacher fare." I love picture books, too - I often buy books just for the illustrations and comb the dollar bins for books with beautiful spines. If the writing is good, that's a bonus! Hope you have a great weekend - Debbi

thehappyhoneybee on Mar 6, 2011:

Hello...thought I'd invite you to check out our group The Hundred Acre Wood . If you're interested, please consider joining us (and adding a bit more info to your profile about your favorite children's authors, etc). Cheers!

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