RATINGS: I always send let me say that again I always send and I always rate let me say that again I always rate the day or the day after that your package/letter/PC arrives. Please please PM me before you decide to give me a bad rating and also let me know if I have not rated you yet if you think I should have by that time. I always answer all of my messages quickly.
Please see my Wishlist below for things I would like or might need of course I would be very thankful for anything. I love happy mail!
I am an artist/designer/photographer/vintage collector who loves to share!
These are just some of my favorite and not so favorite things.....
My favorite color is purple all shades but I really love that deep dark amethyst purple. I like all shades of blue green orange pink yellow and red too. I don't like neon colors or animal prints please don't send these to me.
I love flowers especially the iris! I collect anything to do with irises and daylillies would be a close second...I could go on about gardening indoors and outdoors.
I love any flavor of mint, I am crazy for good dark chocolate. Sugar free candy for me. I like STASH teas.
Dragons blood scent relaxes me and I love soy candles. Floral and citrus scents are ok except for NO peach.
I am a huge fan of ME Mary Engelbreit and Debbie Mumm.
I am a reader of many things from online articles to magazines, blogs....to books, I prefer fiction. I like Debbie Macomber and Janette Oake
I love waterfalls they amaze me and I think that sunrises/sunsets are awesome!
My Mother was born in Paris, France I love anything to do with France!
I mostly do paper crafts cardmaking, bookmarks and tags, making post cards, creating and collecting ACEO's and ATC's, making jewelry with glass beads, swarovski crystals and real silver~ I never use plastic.
I love cats and have a cat named Ruby. She was born Dec. 2, 2012 She is part Maine Coon.
I love owls and hedgehogs.
I love the outdoors, Enjoy trips to Maine~Peaks Island, visiting places in NH, MA, RI, CT and VT.
I am Nana to two grandsons (born 2/16/08 and 6/30/2010)
I am a mother of two adult sons the best guys ever. Love them!
I am a fan of the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Redskins sports teams. Now that I live in New England I also like the Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics!
I am a cancer survivor 2006 (rare muscle cancer) please don't feel sorry for me it made me a stronger and better person in so many ways.
I like butterflies, dragonflies, frogs, fireflies, ladybugs, lighthouses, fairies, angels, sparkle, shine, glitz, glamour, romance, sentimental, vintage, Victorian era ....I collect vintage buttons........I especially love glass buttons.
I am a Christian....I collect scripture cards and crosses. I love God!
I am a beach person~love the water....I lived in FL for 15 years, I am not fond of flamingo items but I have seen them flying in flocks it is a really amazing sight to behold....
My favorite contemporary artist is Thomas Kinkade RIP 2012...I like Norman Rockwell too
The Currier Museum is within walking distance to me....I finally visited the Currier Museum with my sister on Saturday Oct 22, 2016
Turnoffs: animal prints, neon colors, day of the dead, foam stickers, foam anything, dirty things, punk, cheap stickers, too much kawaii (I do like some Hello Kitty), grunge, goth, liars, cheats, now that I know what it means flakers that too I would never do that to someone....no smoking, drugs or drinking alcohol related anything, no magazine cut outs please I can do that myself. Unless it is a picture of an iris***** I like those if they look pretty!
I collect vintage greeting cards and postcards (my oldest postcard to date is 1908, you guessed it with an iris on it). Now thanks to Rhea my oldest PC is 1907 beautiful card with a purple pansy on it. 2018 I have started doing postcards again sending and receiving.
I always like buttons, ribbons, yarn, fancy fibers, eyelash ribbon, and lace.
I do like crocheted/knit items or hand stitched or machine sewn items things you can make.I don't do any of those anymore because I am disabled from the muscle cancer! Something hand made by you would be cherished! Nov 2016 I am need of a knit or crocheted dish cloth My old one is falling apart!!!! Thanks to @BlueberryLady I have a new dishcloth for 2017 I just told her the other day it is so well done it is still in good shape Jan 2018
I have long hair! Barrettes are nice to keep it out of my face. I don't wear hats (except in the winter and I have plenty), headbands and turtlenecks they really bother me....I love jewelry especially vintage my birthstone is topaz I like blue purple and greens.....I prefer silver and white gold vs yellow gold...I have pierced ears that are extremely sensitive....I have very sensitive skin so I don't want any soaps unless it is goats milk with not much added to it and a light scent, lotions are ok as long as the ingredients are stated, makeup I don't wear any I do like lip gloss I do like flavors too. Especially needed in the winter here is chap stick.
I am a Peanuts fan love Snoopy and the gang....
I collect seashells (small ones only) from around the world,
I love owls and collect them. Also I just plain old love birds. Always have going way back into my childhood. Love hummingbirds and I collect them.
My favorite months are Spring and Fall.
I also like it when it snows and I like snowglobes.
I grew up in Maryland, love seafood especially MD blue crabs....miss them!!!!
FOOD: I hate coconut please don't send it to me and no grapefruit interacts with a med I take~
I like nice die cuts, nice stickers, don't need letters or numbers and I don't care for that on papers either unless it is words or nice sayings I like quote cards. I like vintage pages from books as well as old music sheets
My favorite holiday is Christmas.
I am a Democrat....not very much into politics though please so no political materials, love God and my country!
I live in a victorian era church that was converted into apartments on the inside we still have high ceilings and large windows, there is no stained glass left, I love stained glass I can hang it in big windows where stained glass once was and I collect pieces of stained glass art. I have plenty of wall and window space to go here.
I have a love of quilts handed down to me through my Mother who was an accomplished seamstress, quiltmaker, needle crafter, cook, gardener and the best Mom ever....she is in Heaven now (2006) my first grandson was born on her birthday and well he is my angel. The hardest time of the year for me is Mother's Day.
My sister is my best friend we are 13 months apart in age see my wish list below for my current needs and wants.
I love country music especially Johnny Cash (may he and June be resting ever so peacefully watching down over all of us) oddly somehow his song Ring of Fire really moves me....that is for any new music of his that song is my favorite, I love all of his songs! I like rock and roll...yes 60's and 70's....I prefer silence when I am creating! When it rains the sound is so lovely to me! Birds make some of the most beautiful music in the world! 2016 I lost hearing in one of my ears due to the meningitis and pneumonia I contracted~I almost died 4 times that Spring (3/22/16) while I was in the hospital for 30 days. I had seizures and heart attacks too. I have a hearing aid for my one ear~It has taken me a good 2 years to get back into the swing of things especially here on SB but I am back! Ever so grateful to be alive!
I used to have lovebirds. I miss my babies I had to give them up when I moved from FL to NH.
I love to create postcards, tags, cards, notes and bookmarks! I am an artist I draw and paint ACEO's and make ATC's I love to draw with ink. My favorite papers are mulberry and hand made paper when I can find them. I like to try new crafts ~ I design and create jewelry...decorate gift boxes, cigar boxes....I love to take digital pictures of nature, the outdoors, birds, flowers, scenery....I've been known to create in a whimsical sometimes unique way sometimes....I use my own pressed flowers and greenery etc in my art creations from time to time.....yes I collect press and dry flowers and foliage
I love to read the Bible..... my favorite childhood book is The Wind in the Willows.....I collect and love Beatrix Potter books as well as...I like The Secret Garden and Child's Book of Verses.
I prefer to have no TV on....I watch CNN for some news, I enjoy The Voice, NH Chronicle, gardening shows, craft shows, cooking shows, Martha Stewart, HGTV, Antiques Roadshow, Discovery Channel for many varied topics, Larry King (not on anymore), Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and PBS I grew up with "no" television in our household not that we couldn't afford one my father was a lawyer but my parents didn't think it was good for us. We rented a TV to watch the elections and the landing of man on the moon, of course I watched bits and pieces of TV here and there at friends houses guess that was why I loved sleepovers at other people's houses so much, no TV made me a good reader which I can do and watch TV at the same time. I used to like Johnny Carson and watched him faithfully no more late night TV for me now.
Officer and Gentleman is my all time favorite movie. I like love story movies as well as high speed fast action movies such as Fast and the Furious...The first movie I ever saw in a movie theater was The God Father way back when....then my sister and I saw Jaws and swore we would never go in the ocean ever again haha we both love the ocean. The actor Adam Sandler used to live here in Manchester NH where I live now somewhere in this city. I know he went to school nearby where I live. I love his movies always have.
Anything that has to do with paper, card stock, envelopes or old calendars that which I can make my own envelopes from is something I can use and I enjoy doing projects with them... I most especially enjoy making paper as well as making fabric bookmarks Rubber stamping! Handmade, homemade anything is the best! If I can hand sew something and have it turn out nice well then I am really happy
Unused postage letters and postcards for the the USA that I can use for swaps that I am in.
Blank postcards with nice pictures on them that I can send out to others or vintage ones for my collection
Looking for velvet ribbon In 2018 I am still looking for velvet ribbons.
All seasons themed die cuts or punchies that you can make for me~I don't have any machines or hand tools to make these
Glassine clear envies not too big and no smaller than business card size please Ones that I can stamp on and send a surprise in~I like the color glassine envies too~
Bookplates I collect them I prefer blank with no hand written names on them and vintage would be nice~
Vintage airmail envies~
Card making supplies for all seasons~
Rubber stamped sayings bible verses for my card making, bookmarks, tags, pc's and ATC's~
I have a love for and have a great appreciation for any items that are sewn, quilted, embroidered, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, crocheted, tatted or knit.
Love flowers I used to garden a lot. I don't have a garden space nor a patio or balcony now so please don't send me flower seeds. I like flower die cuts stamps washi tape and stickers.
Embellishments nice ones for card making and tag making such as layered flowers with brads, ink pads and stamps can be gently used, die cuts/punchies for all seasons, glass glitter, specialty papers I am always low on purple paper of course because it is my favorite color, select STICKERS only really nice ones please, NO children stuff Disney themed or movie or TV or character stickers or reward stickers PLEASE
Washi tape I love it! Samples are a great way to share~ 2018 I am looking for browns with designs on them~dots stripes lace zig zag pattern
I am looking for diecuts of all sorts that are punched 2" 3" and even up to 4 1/2" that small stuff is confetti I don't really want it~
I like beads (really glass only), love lampwork beads and any buttons (flat back preferably) LOL (I am going to be that Nana with a big button tin to pass along) seriously I also use buttons as often as I can ie eyes on a felt item I make. I like flat back decorative cabachons not too big or heavy because they would be used on paper items and some times boxes and glass jars that I decorate.
I am always looking for rick rack in all colors and sizes too
Your ribbon destash is how I get most of my ribbons. Love ribbons all kinds and sizes no smaller than 4 inches long
I would like to receive pompoms strung together, pompoms loose, small bells, styrofoam eggs or balls 3" or 4" or bigger offray ribbon rolls and small safety pins and lots of straight pins. I would like to make some more ribbon pinecones I would like straight pins with fancy heads on them, pretty colors offray ribbon in rolls 4 to 5 inch styrofoam balls or eggs
Patterned and or plain cardstock/papers for card making would be so much appreciated! Plus envies to go with them!
Lined or unlined note/letter writing paper and matching envelopes in cat, pretty flower or garden themes or nature or just plain that I can decorate or with cupcakes I love anything and everything cupcake! I have a pen pal 2018~
Love memo pads~I am always making lists!!! Even if it is just a couple of sheets of different ones~
Store bought or handmade note cards and envelopes or blank notecards, envies are always appreciated to write notes~
Sticky notes especially the ones in shapes~
I collect vintage post cards and vintage greeting cards with or without envelopes and vintage playing cards all must be clean, not musty smelling, no smoke smells, no stains, the greeting cards can be written on as long as the picture is still usable as well as the old postcards can be written on and stamp canceled to authenticate the date. The playing cards must look nice, be usable today for my art creations. I only need a couple of different playing cards or one of a kind would be fine not a whole pack thank you~
ATC/ACEO size cardstock for watercolor weight or other weights Prefer white or ivory thanks so much~
I will private swap USA ONLY for most anything related to arts/crafts materials just message me please and we can discuss!
Thank you for taking the time to read my wish list! I know it is long but I have been swapping a long time and I want to help my partners figure out things to send me that I would love to receive~though like I said before I love happy mail! Who doesn't?
Happy swapping and crafting in 2018!!!!!
I am still collecting anything and everything ME (Mary Engelbreit) and Debbie Mumm would be a second choice. I like Susan Burch too~
I am quite an avid user of Pinterest and I have started using Flickr again in 2018 to post my pictures to.
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