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grandmaroro

grandmaroro
Original Member
Last Online: March 29, 2017
Birthday: July 6, 1943
Country: United States

About Me


PLEASE - NO friendship books or "anything" bags that need to be sent on.

PLEASE - NO loose glitter or confetti.


NOTICE:

In trying to set a good example for my grands, I try to substitute "carp" for the word "crap" as an expletive when I am frustrated. Now, I find that to join a certain crappy group, I need to have the word "crap" in my profile. So, here it is --- "I LOVE CRAP" and I buy a lot of it from flea markets, thrift stores, estate sales, auctions, and antique shops. Then, I collect all I find on floors, in washers and dryers, and any wastebaskets that are available to me. Yep, I LOVE CRAP. (LOL)

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A great-grandmother of two, grandmother of four, mother of four, wife to one for 51 (FIFTY-ONE) years on Feb. 16, 2015. Mama to two cats. Native Kentuckian now living in Texas.

We love antiquing and yard saleing.

Reds, Blues, and Greens and all colors in the rainbow. However, I am presently into greens. Also, really love whatever color my granddaughter's hair is when she comes to visit. First, it was hot pink , then, it was purple, next came teal .Next was fuschia and navy. Her senior year, she was green and blue striped for school. LOL Never a dull moment.

She is the mother of my now four-year-old great-granddaughter. The other granddaughter has a two-year- old daughter. How lucky am I !!! There is another granddaughter - she is only five years old. So much fun.

Favorite Music

Country. Oldies. And anything the Statlers sing: the newspaper, phone book, dictionary, doesn't matter. Have you heard them sing the New and Old Testaments? Best sermon I have ever heard.

I also love Tennessee Ernie Ford, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Shinia Twain, Anne Murray, the Everly Brothers. and Keith Whitley. BTW - Keith is from my hometown. I could go on and on....

Things I Like / Collections

I love to collect: buttons (glass, plastics from the 40s and 50s, realistics, and rubber are some of my favorites,) any vintage sewing notions, thimbles (not glass), salt and pepper shakers (my oldest collection), Annalees, Furbys, and miniatures. My hubby is building my third dollhouse. Any additions for it would just be the best swap ever.

Tried and True Recipes / Family Recipes - cookbooks, Handmade anything - Unique thimbles - ATCs. and MORE buttons. Dotee dolls and art dolls are my latest fascinations.

love to upcycle. Altered anything makes my day. Any tidbits for this purpose are always a treat.

German scrap, lovely lady images, or any holiday images would all be appreciated. Tidbits and tinies suitable for ATCs and smaller art would just put me over the moon.

THINGS I AM NOT FOND OF

Cheap Stuff, I don't mean inexpensive, I mean poorly made, coming apart, tacky stuff that you wouldn't use for a quality project.

I love vintage, aged, items. Not dirty (please don't send it to me just to keep from throwing it away). Nothing smelly, I'm not allergic, but I just find it rude.

I must note here that I am not a tea drinker. Please refrain from sending me tea in any form.

Favorite Crafts

I have just discovered 'zines and/or mini-zines., and while I am still a novice at making them, I would love to receive more if you care to share.

Now - favorite crafts - I love collage - I have covered picture frames with old costume jewelry, I have a stash of wine corks, shotgun shells, rusted stuff for wiring or nailing to old barnwood that we pulled from a 100 yr-old- barn. I sew, crochet, love all the paper crafts that I have tried, taught weekly craft classes at Walmart for the better part of five years. Every new craft that came in, I learned if necessary and taught to my ladies.

I love to repurpose - why use something for what it was meant for - make a face out of a bone button, use men's ties for just about anything, make "people" from game pieces (is that an art doll?). Just look at stuff until you figure out something else to do with it.

YUMMIES

Jelly Belly jelly beans are awesome.

Important

Please, NO candles. If they are left in the mailbox or on the porch - in this Texas heat - they melt.

Many thanks for your consideration.

FLAKERS

FLAKERS - I promised to list these people but I hate doing it so much that I just kept putting it off. It needs to be done. They need to be exposed. So the oldest I will list is from 2008.

GROUP: September 3M Journal Swap Partner: @Pyxidragon To be angelled by @RainyC - not yet rec'd Jan. 2016.

Christmas Pringels Tube Swap (international) Swap partner: Ellen Cornford @Libbybear

Wreck this Journal Swap partner: Rebecca Zweber @pawprintsandfreckles

Decorate and Fill a Pringles Can * USA Swap partner: LINDA GATES @bumpkins Awesomely angelled by TC - 2/18/14

There are a lot more. These are the latest from the larger swaps. There are a lot of ATC flakers, too. What a shame.


Ratings

Papergirl46 rated for SMASH It!: All things GREEN on Mar 29, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for all of the great stuff! I was really excited to get the postcards :)
Response: Excellent. I am so glad you liked the items I sent. , I do enjoy color swaps. Thank you so much for the great rating and heart.
dragonangel517 rated for Junk Journal for Beginners on Mar 22, 2017
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Comment: Loved it! Thanks
Response: So glad it met with your approval. I struggled. Many thanks for the great rating and heart.
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Comment: <3
Response: Thank you so very much for rating and for the heart.
stiffneck78 rated for Envelope of Goodies swap #1 on Mar 6, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of goodies.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating.
spiffytiffy rated for Envelope of Goodies swap #1 on Feb 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely random assortment! :D
Response: So glad you liked it. I love "random". It just makes things more interesting. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Terri07 rated for SMASH It!: All things RED on Feb 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome selection of RED goodies!! I'll certainly have fun with these.
Response: I appreciate the kind words and knowing that you enjoyed what I sent. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Angie rated for EJ: Security envelope destash on Feb 21, 2017
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Comment: Wowza! Thank you so much for the security envelope patterns. You definitely have patterns I've never seen! Thanks again!
Response: You are so very welcome. I've been collecting them for a couple years. Love using them in my art. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
KreativeKrafter rated for Destash in a bubble mailer on Feb 21, 2017
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Comment: thank you
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating.
TwoTurtles rated for Envelope of Goodies swap #1 on Feb 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the envelope of items!!
Response: You'rewelcome. Enjoy. Thanks for rating.
Stickerz78 rated for EJ: Ephemera in a Decorated Envie on Feb 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great variety! The photo polishing mit was a much needed bonus! I wish you well!
Response: So glad it was appreciated. I love those swaps that allow me to add little surprises. Thank you for the kind words and the rating and heart.
Angie rated for EJ: Postage Stamp Altered Figure ATC on Feb 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the fun ATC!
Response: You are so very welcom. Thank you for the rating and the heart. Happy Swapping.
chandlerguera rated for EJ: Ephemera ROYGBIV Red on Feb 5, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the red bundle! Nice assortment in the pretty red envelope. xo
Response: So glad you liked everything I have so much fun putting these together. Thank you for the great rating and the heart.
Fabriqueen rated for Flat swap-USA on Jan 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the great items you sent. I love those stickers! They are beautiful. Hugs, Diane
Response: You are so very welcome. I am so glad that what I sent met with your approval. Have fun with them. Thanks for the lovely comments and the heart.
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Comment: Wow! Just WOW! Sending a proper thank you via snail mail. :)
Response: Loved your comment. I'm finding that I enjoy sending stuffed envies and RAKs as much if not more) than completed swaps. Enjoy. UPDATE: Yesterday I received the most wonderful happy mail in a fantastic envelope. I LOVED your note - written with a bold pen that I can see , Thank you for that. You are just too kind.
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Comment: Your card arrived today - thank you for all th cute extras! Merry Christmas!
Response: Wonderful news. So glad it got there before Christmas. Thank you for the great rating and heart. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
buananoche rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 11, 2016
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Response: Thanks for rating.
suepier rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 10, 2016
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and tags.
Response: You are so very welcome. Thank you for the great rating and the heart.
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Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart.
Missir rated for En Masse Swap on Dec 7, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cool package of goodies! :)
Response: You are so very welcome. Thank you for the great rating and the heart.
BluGinhm rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 5, 2016
5
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Comment: I love the card, and thanks for all the great tags, too! Merry Christmas!
Response: You are so very welcome. Thanks for the awedsome rating and the hear.

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Comments

Goldilocks on Jan 7, 2017:

Happy New Year, dear friend. I hope all is well with you and your family.

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:

HNYE

Julybaby59 on Dec 1, 2016:

You are welcome...have a great Christmas and Healthy New Year!

bjmonroe on Nov 21, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

Artstamper on Sep 6, 2016:

Thanks so much for the lovely Vintage pages you made in my journal. Vintage is one of my favorite themes and you did it so beautifully! You used so manybeautiful thigs.

TeaRoll on Sep 6, 2016:

Thank you for working in my Coffee Journal and contributing to making it a gorgeous journal.

jinxspinx on Sep 3, 2016:

Thank you so much for being a wonderful partner to me. I cant thank you enough for the goodies and constantly surprising me ! Totally made my day wonderful!!

RyeRye on Jul 22, 2016:

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