Date Joined: May 12, 2009
Last Online: April 15, 2022
Birthday: August 27
Country: United States
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Update: 10/10/2104-I have a job! I was also recently made president of a local chapter of the National Organization for Women, so my swapping will be scarce while I deal with a very hectic schedule.
I am really bad at talking about myself, so please enjoy this list of 10 words and phrases that describe me and know that it took forever for me to compile this:
My family consists of myself, my husband, four cats, and a uromastyx. I love them all very much.
I love to craft. I am into all types of crafting.
Needlefelting I love living dangerously and a barbed needle, poked quickly and repeatedly into 'fluff'(wool) is crafting on the edge. Seriously, it is a lot of fun and I love any and all colors of wool roving.
Paper I am a shameless paper addict. I love all types of paper...fancy scrap book paper, book pages, ephemera.
Inchies You just cannot understand how much I absolutely love inchies. I will never have enough. Did you get inchies in a swap that weren't your style? I bet I know someone who would happily take them off your hands. It's me! I would.
Matchboxes This cute little craft is surprisingly addictive. Plus, it allows me to use stuff from my paper stash little by little.
I like to glue stuff to stuff. Then paint it. Then glue some more.
I really like altered CDs and other things like that. I enjoy re-purposing things.
Embroidery This is my newest addiction. I really like it.
Other Crafts Sometimes I like to play with clay. I enjoy glass fusing. I love mixed media art works, too. I also like making jewelry, especially brooches.
Yes, please. I can't help it if I am a magpie.
When I create something, it is usually at a slower pace than most. I often see handmade swaps that are profile based and look interesting, but know I will have trouble completing the item(s) on time. I work slowly, deliberately, and messily.
I won't bore you with my health issues, but I do have some that keep me from creating as often as I would like. So, on days when I feel up to creating, you can bet my house is a mess because I take full advantage of the times I feel well. Luckily, I have the best husband in the world and he usually helps me straighten up the damage caused by excessive crafting.
Here are some things I find entertaining.
I love poetry books, especially haikus. If you write poetry, feel free to send some my way. I like all styles and subject matter, but I have to say that teenage angst doesn't look good on adults. So, please consider that before sending anything filled with adolescent rage my way.
I visit the library regularly to check out and inspect their craft book selection. I am lucky to live near an amazing library that has great books.
My husband is into historical fiction, though I am not the biggest fan.
I love scary movies! The cheesier, the better. I watch SyFy movies quite regularly and am able to enjoy them. I also like droll comedies. For example, The Visioneers is a movie I liked a lot. If you have seen it, all I have to say to you is-
Happy Jeffers Morning!
I also enjoy MST3K.
Too much television will rot your mind.
Here are a few of the ways I rot my mind:
Here are a few of my favorite things.
My husband can sometimes be a bit jealous of my swaps, so if you ever want to gear a swap towards his interests instead of mine, feel free.
I don't really collect anything and my apartment doesn't really have a sense of style, so I am really not incredibly picky. I just like seeing what you make and enjoy swapping.
Now that being said I am a practical person and if you can send me something I can actually use versus something I can just look at, I will really enjoy it. For instance, if I am in a kitchen swap, I would much prefer a pretty potholder over a kitchen plaque. This won't fit in all cases and that's just fine. I know that many times I host and swap things that exist solely for the sake of being beautiful.
Oh, and I totally love when my cats get stuff in the mail. For whatever reason, it makes my day and they are always happy about it, too.
I am not really picky and won't freak out if you send something that does not suit my style.
Me, speaking at a rally:
I love swapping.
Please do not feel obligated to send extras that are random and not related to the swap. If you can't resist, though, I understand and won't hold it against you.
Please communicate with me if you are running late. I am not heartless and am more likely to rate you at least a '5' if you have told me it is going to be late. Communication goes a long way.
Don't send me bad quality please. I know the difference between slapped together and a valid effort. I would rather your swap be a little late than rushed and last minute. Don't panic if it is your first try at something, just make sure to actually try. I would love to see your first attempts at stuff, actually.
I like reading stuff you write. So, if you are concerned that I don't like extras, maybe include a nice note talking about the swap or your inspiration? I enjoy things like that.
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Will be removing you from US Tag Aficionados because of your recent 1. Please feel free to rejoin when you come back and the 1 is resolved.
Will be removing you from Artistically Inclined as I see how busy you are and your swapping may be a problem. Good luck with your new job etc.
I hope everything is alright, but for now I have to remove you from Eff Your Beauty Standards until you take care of your 1. So sorry.
I'll send you photos of the sugar skull ornie and the bracelet this weekend, Jeni - thanks again! xoxo
Consider joining my quote or stickers swaps in the Mailbox Mania group!
Glad to see you are still here :) So many swappers that I loved to swap with before are no longer around so its always nice to see some familiar faces around here! How is rave barbie still doing? Lol
Welcome to Artistically Inclined group. Hope you will join in all the swaps. Happy Easter
I received your package today! Thank you for the awesome march wishes for the DS group! Those stamps are awesome, new ones for me!! Yay!!!