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grammypammy

grammypammy
Date Joined: August 12, 2013
Last Online: July 19, 2017
Birthday: September 30, 1960
Country: United States

About Me

I've been in swapping groups since 2008 and am a Founder of ABC USA Swaps. I follow through with all my swaps and I don't send junk. I've never been listed on a bad swappers list. I love to swap stickers, ATC's, handmade cards, small envie goodies and more! I'm a Pinterest addict!

I'm an Army Wife, we have 4 adult children, 2 granddaughters ages 5 & 7 and 1 grandson who is 1 year old! I run my own group daycare home where I teach Preschool/Pre-K.

Music

I listen to mostly contemporary Christian but I do love the oldies as well. I listen to KLOVE radio most of the day/night.

Books

I read the Bible, devotional books and inspirational fiction. There are a few magazines I like....Woman's World, All for You and HGTV.

Movies

I love comedy, drama, musical and most history type movies. Favorites are Hair Spray, Tommy Boy, Titanic.

Television

I love to watch HGTV...especially Tiny House shows. Enjoy home redecorating shows and cooking shows. Enjoy watching reruns of older tv shows.

Crafts

Paper crafts, ATC's, Art Journal, Scrapbooking, envelope making, pocket letters, making bookmarks, card making. I love to learn new types of crafts too, but I don't usually try to create them if there are too many steps because for some reason, they never turn out the same as the picture.

Things I Collect

Stickers, magnets, bookmarks, keychains, postcards, ATC's, stickerbooks, faith based items, penguins, snowmen, ladybugs, panda bears, owls, butterflies, giraffes, paper craft supplies, gel pens and more!

Cute Things I Love

Flintstones Characters, Ladybugs, Snowmen, Frogs, Suzy Zoo, Hello Kitty, Reindeer, Penguins, Panda Bears, Farm Animals, Owls, Foghorn Leghorn, Piglet, Charlie Brown and Snoopy, Smiley Faces.

New Stuff to Know about Me

My all-time favorite cartoon is the Flintstones! The Flintstones first aired on the day I was born! I didn't know that for years and I always loved watching them and maybe that's why, because we had a connection.

Looking to collect recipes that are healthy and would qualify under the Weight Watchers Smart Points value.

Another thing I'm wanting to do now is collect postcards from all 50 states.

I'm always interested in finding new crafts that my preschoolers can make - something easy and won't take much time.

July Wishlist

Need address labels - message me for address.

I need some supplies for writing/art center for my preschool classroom - postcards, envelopes, memo sheets, note cards.

Stickers!

ATC's made by others.

Junk mail - my daycare kids love to get pretend mail.

Ratings

TheDogess rated for Artsy ATC on Jul 19, 2017
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Comment: Love my beautiful cards and all the SWAG! Hope to swap with you in the future. You made me feel the cards were me just for me ;)
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Profile Comment ~ James on Jul 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for posting the verses so quickly to my profile. I love your choices. The book of James is so practical and straight-forward. I love it!
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the rating. The Word of God is always a great read!
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Comment: Please enjoy πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ rating for a delicious swap! Blessings, cc
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Comment: πŸŒžπŸ‰πŸ’›πŸ“πŸπŸ’πŸŒžπŸ‰πŸ’›πŸ“πŸπŸ’πŸŒžπŸ‰πŸ’›πŸ“πŸπŸ’πŸŒžπŸ‰πŸ’›πŸ“πŸPlease enjoy πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ rating for a delicious swap! Blessings, cc
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Comment: Lovely images you're making e hungry! Thank you
Response: I know it's hard not to get hungry with all that juicy fruit! Thanks for the rating!
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Comment: Very interesting info and very pretty butterflies. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the rating!
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Comment: Very nice variety. Cherries are my favorite summer fruit. Thank you and Happy Summer!
Response: Glad you liked them. Thank you for the rating!
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Comment: love all colors of butterflies but the yellow look so exotic especially the yellow ones with other colors in them
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely butterflies!
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the rating!
ladyb0369 rated for CF - Card of Encouragement on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card of encouragement and the goodies inside.
Response: You're very welcome and thank you for the rating!
BasketWorks15 rated for Sticker Swap on Jul 15, 2017
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Response: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you! Happy National Ice Cream Day!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pictures!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the rating!
georgiafae rated for Animal Seek-n-Find ATC on Jul 9, 2017
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Comment: Cute idea for a swap. Your kitty was very cute and I did find them all! Thanks for sharing the extras!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for rating me!
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Comment: Thank you! Happy 4th!
Response: You're welcome! Enjoy your week!
yvonne401 rated for APDG ~ Sea & Oceans 🌊 on Jul 4, 2017
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Comment: Thanks! Happy Summer!
Response: You're welcome! Have a great day!
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Comment: Thank you for the festive wishes- Happy 4th of July!
Response: You're welcome and i hope you had a great holiday!
anrtist rated for APDG ~ Sea & Oceans 🌊 on Jul 3, 2017
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Comment: THANK you for the beautiful 🌊🌊🌊 on my profile! ENJOY a great 5 πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œ rating! Blessings, cc
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athousandyears rated for APDG ~ Sea & Oceans 🌊 on Jul 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for rating!
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Comment: β™₯ Thank you for the great 4th of July images. Hope your holiday is safe and happy.
Response: You're welcome and thank you for rating!

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Comments

Butterfly1974 on Jul 19, 2017:

Two of my favorite scriptures from James:

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires

anrtist on Jul 18, 2017:

APDG ~ Summer Fruits πŸ’πŸ‰πŸ“

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& WOW A Peacock!!!! ;-P
ENJOY & Blessings!!! cc

MCGalaxy on Jul 17, 2017:

Ice Cream I'm so sorry for the delay. This weekend was more chaotic than I had expected.

yvonne401 on Jul 17, 2017:

APDG ~ Quick Swap #6, National Hot Dog Day

I hope you like the pics and gifs that I've chosen for you!

Happy National Hot Dog Day! Enjoy a hot dog!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Sahnetoffee on Jul 17, 2017:

APDG ~ Summer Fruits πŸ’πŸ‰πŸ“

Hope youΒ΄ll like all this delicious fruits IΒ΄ve chose for you! Enjoy!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jul 16, 2017:

Hello, I hope you had a great weekend? I am your partner for this swap BL ~ Butterfly Color Series #2 (Yellow)

Yellow Monarch

Yellow Monarch Among the two species of Monarch butterflies, the one in North America differs from the one you will find in South America, but the Caribbean is home to both species. You can also see them in Australia, New Zealand, and several Islands lying between Australia and Tahiti, in parts of Europe and in Hawaii. The caterpillar may eat its shed skin in four of its five molts in the stages referred to as β€œinstar”

β€’ In the fifth instar, 10 to 12 hours before shedding its skin for the fifth and last time, the Monarch caterpillar spins a silk for it to hang. After some initial wriggling the pupa skin hardens into a protective covering for the evolving monarch butterfly inside it.

β€’ Depending on the temperatures in summer, the caterpillar stage continues for 9 to 14 days

β€’ The caterpillar is a voracious eater, capable of consuming an entire milkweed leaf in less than five minutes. They gain about 2700 times their original weight, and in the process, excrete an abundant quantity of β€œfrass” (or waste).

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Papilio glaucus, the eastern tiger swallowtail, is a species of swallowtail butterfly native to eastern North America. It is one of the most familiar butterflies in the eastern United States, where it is common in many different habitats.

fbresnah on Jul 16, 2017:

Corrected: Swap: BL ~ Butterfly Color Series #2 (Yellow) Hello! I've chosen 3 butterflies, Sleepy Orange, Orange-barred Sulphur, Two-tailed Swallowtail.

Sleepy Orange - Upperside of wings orange in both sexes; orange-yellow form rare. Forewing with small black cell spot. Male with sharply defined black borders on outer and costal margins; female borders not so well-defined. In winter form, underside of hindwing is brick red, brown, or tan; in summer form it is orange-yellow.

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Orange-barred Sulphur - Upperside of male bright yellow-orange; forewing has red-orange bar and hindwing has red-orange outer margin. The two forms of the female, one off-white and the other yellow-orange, are much larger than the male. Both have upperside of forewing with solid black cell spot and a submarginal row of broken, angled black smudges. Outer half of hindwing of yellow form is red-orange.

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Two-tailed Swallowtail - This large yellow and black striped butterfly is truly a gift from nature. It has two tails and beautiful blue markings scaling across the hind wings. This butterfly is lovely and graceful, yet it is so rarely enjoyed up close and personal. In 2001, the Two-tailed Swallowtail made its way into history; it officially became the State Butterfly of Arizona.

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SuZignomeMoM on Jul 16, 2017:

APDG ~ Summer Fruits πŸ’πŸ‰πŸ“

I thought about my childhood and what fruits we had then during the Summer. It was not like it is today with all sorts of "exotic" fruits available year round.

We picked blackberries in the wild keeping a keen eye out for rattlesnakes, who like to lurk among the briars waiting for an unwary bird to get too close.

We grew strawberries for ourselves and to sell. We made a game of throwing the rotten ones at each other while we picked (Mother was NOT amused).

We would eat watermelon straight from the field until we were about to burst. Somehow they were always so cool inside no matter how hot the day.

Hope you enjoyed this little trip to by-gone-days. SuZi

fbresnah on Jul 16, 2017:

Sleepy Orange - Upperside of wings orange in both sexes; orange-yellow form rare. Forewing with small black cell spot. Male with sharply defined black borders on outer and costal margins; female borders not so well-defined. In winter form, underside of hindwing is brick red, brown, or tan; in summer form it is orange-yellow.

Orange-barred Sulphur - Upperside of male bright yellow-orange; forewing has red-orange bar and hindwing has red-orange outer margin. The two forms of the female, one off-white and the other yellow-orange, are much larger than the male. Both have upperside of forewing with solid black cell spot and a submarginal row of broken, angled black smudges. Outer half of hindwing of yellow form is red-orange.

Two-tailed Swallowtail - This large yellow and black striped butterfly is truly a gift from nature. It has two tails and beautiful blue markings scaling across the hind wings. This butterfly is lovely and graceful, yet it is so rarely enjoyed up close and personal. In 2001, the Two-tailed Swallowtail made its way into history; it officially became the State Butterfly of Arizona.

yvonne401 on Jul 16, 2017:

BL ~ Butterfly Color Series #2 (Yellow)

I hope you like the yellow butterflies that I have chosen for you!

First, I have chosen for the the "Two-tailed Swallowtail".

The two-tailed swallowtail is a large swallowtail of western North America, one of several species that have yellow wings with black tiger striping. Each hind wing has several blue markings (top and bottom). Like other striped swallowtails, it has a small orange eyespot near the lower angle of each hind wing; the eyespots can fool predators into attacking the rear of the butterfly instead of the head, giving the butterfly a chance to escape. Its appearance is similar to the western, and eastern tiger swallowtails, but has narrower black stripes and usually two tails on each hind wing (rather than only one). Most two-tails have a black "slit pupil" in the orange eyespot on each hind wing, never present in western tiger. It is also usually larger than similar swallowtails within its range, although some eastern tiger swallowtails are as big as any two-tailed. The wingspan ranges from 3 to 6.5 inches (7.6 to 16.5 cm), making it the largest swallowtail in western North America. As is the case with most swallowtails, females are larger and more brightly colored than males, having more blue and orange markings on the hind wings. It does not tend to hybridize with related species as do the western, eastern, and Canadian tiger swallowtails.

The butterfly can be seen from Guatemala, through Mexico, the western United States to southern Canada in southern British Columbia, Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan. It typically lives near streams and in moist valleys but also in canyons and cities at lower elevations.

Host plants include: chokecherry, bitter cherry, Arizona rosewood, single-leaf ash, hop tree, and Arizona sycamore. In California it mostly uses California hop tree. Elsewhere in the West, it often uses green ash planted along city streets (in California, city habitats are usually occupied by western tiger swallowtails rather than two-tailed.

The two-tailed swallowtail is the state butterfly of Arizona.

The second butterfly that I will be sharing with you is the "Sleepy Orange".

The sleepy orange is a bright orange butterfly with the upper side of the wings having wide black borders. The forewing coastal margin has a small, narrow black spot. Some people[who?] think that the sleepy orange got its name from the black spot that looks like a closed eye; others say that the sleepy orange is a misnomer because, when disturbed, the butterfly has a very rapid flight. The underside of the wings varies seasonally: summer forms are bright yellow with brick-red markings, while winter forms are browner and more heavily marked. It has a wingspan of 1β€Š3⁄8–2β€Š1⁄4 inches (35-57 mm).

The sleepy orange may be found in or around old fields, roadsides, woods edges, swamps, wet meadows, open woodlands, margins of ponds, waterways, and valleys.

The third butterfly that I've chosen for you is the "Orange-barred Sulphur".

Phoebis philea, the orange-barred sulphur, is a species of butterfly found in the Americas including the Caribbean.

The wingspan is 68 to 80 mm. There are two to three generations per year in Florida and one in the northern part of the range with adults on wing from mid to late summer. The species habitat is in tropical scrub, gardens, fields, and forest edges. The species eats nectar from red-colored plants.

The larvae feed on Cassia species.

The final butterfly that I have chosen for you is the "Anise Swallowtail".

Papilio zelicaon, the anise swallowtail, is a common swallowtail butterfly of western North America. Both the upper and lower sides of its wings are black, but the upper wing has a broad yellow stripe across it, which gives the butterfly an overall yellow appearance. There are striking blue spots on the rear edge of the rear wing, and the characteristic tails of the swallowtails. Its wingspan is 52–80 mm. Its body is somewhat shorter than the rather similar western tiger swallowtail, with which its range overlaps; it also lacks the black stripes, converging toward the tail, of the latter. There is a somewhat darker subspecies, P. z. nitra, which is rare throughout the range, though somewhat more often found at lower elevations.

The anise swallowtail has a wingspan ranging from 52 to 80 mm (2.0 to 3.1 in). Wings are mostly yellow, with black bands along the edges of both the forewings and hind wings. Distinguished from tiger swallowtail butterflies by being smaller in size and lacking the vertical black striping patterns. There are yellowish-orange to red eyespots near the tails of each wing, each containing a black pupil. The body is predominantly black, with yellow stripes running laterally along the abdomen.

The anise swallowtail is a butterfly of fairly open country, and is most likely to be seen on bare hills or mountains, in fields or at the roadside. It is often seen in towns, in gardens or vacant lots.

The usual range of the anise swallowtail extends from British Columbia and North Dakota at its northern extreme, south to the Baja California Peninsula and other parts of Mexico. It is occasionally reported from the southeastern United States, but its normal range does not extend east of New Mexico. In all the more northerly parts of the range, the chrysalis hibernates.

Blessings,

Yvonne

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