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Date Joined: November 9, 2010
Last Online: January 19, 2011

Country: United States

About Me

My name is Noel, and I am 21 years old.

Papercrafting is my passion, baking is my joy, and fashion design is my way of life.

I love learning new crafts and gaining new skills.

I enjoy reading histories, biographies, and short story anthologies.

I love to travel the world, discovering new places and cultures.

I'm addicted to chocolate, especially dark.

I could wander museums, aquariums, and flea markets for days and days.

I am obsessed with royal histories, especially the Tudor monarchs.

I love word games and brain teasers.

I find beauty and inspiration in every day!

I wish I may, I wish I might..

I would love to receive....

  • Vintage ephemera (books pages, greeting cards, postcards, stamps, etc)

  • European fashion magazines, especially Vogue

  • Something unique to your city/country (outside US) Nothing really touristy, though.

  • Sewing craft patterns

  • Vintage sewing patterns for clothing

  • Cute or interesting pincushions

  • Embroidery floss

  • Unique tape measures (the flexible sewing kind, not the retractable ones)

  • Sewing supplies (fabric scraps, trims, etc)

  • Pretty fabric, at least 1/4 yard

  • Cupcake liners or cake decorating supplies

  • Cute/unique cookie cutters

  • Recipes, especially for desserts

  • Craft or cooking magazines or books

  • Candies unique to your area (or anything I cannot purchase in the US)

  • Dotee Dolls

  • Paper Dolls (handmade or store bought)

  • Blank postcards and notecards

  • Interesting playing cards (especially unique face cards, whole decks or individual cards)

  • ATCs, Row Houses, Chunky Houses, Altered Books, Chunky Book Pages

  • Old books pages (French or English please!), dictionary pages, interesting vintage or foreign children's book pages (not Disney, or any kind of character or TV series though, please!)

  • Prima flowers or bling

  • Rubber stamps (mounted or unmounted)

  • Ink pads, alcohol inks, embossing powders

  • Burt's Bees samples, coupons, products

  • Cameos of all types, on jewelry or not, as I can use them for crafting. I especially would love a cameo ring, size 5 or 6.

  • Anything related to Tudor history, the Six Wives of Henry VIII, Alice in Wonderland, mermaids, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, teacups (but not tea!), Monet, Marie Antoinette, the Victorian era, Paris, Eiffel Tower, fashion, Chanel, Russian nesting dolls, ladybugs, or poppies

  • My style can be described as vintage, eclectic, and shabby chic. Anything of these and I am almost certain to like it!

No, Thank You...

Things I would prefer not to receive...

  • Coffee or tea, or anything coffee or tea flavored

  • Anything with snakes or lizards.... don't like them much

  • Tarot cards or anything related to fortune telling

  • Anything Twilight, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Anime, Disney Characters (unless listed in likes above), Kawaii type characters (Hello Kitty, etc)

  • Anything religious (unless Christian, as that is my faith) I'm open and accepting of everyone else's beliefs, however, I would prefer not to receive items in my swaps

Favorite Books

I'm a complete bookworm at heart, though, sadly, college has sucked up all my fun reading time and replaced it with icky textbook studying time.

I mentioned that I love short story anthologies (Stephen King compares a short story to a fleeting romantic love affair), biographies (mostly of historical royal persons), and random histories (of anything from fashion to diseases).

I also read quite a bit of fiction, and some of my favorites are as follows: Little Women, The Awakening, Madame Bovary, My Cousin Rachel, Brave New World, And Then There Were None, The Great Gatsby, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, and basically anything by Michael Crichton and Stephen King. Also, I love original fairy tales, like those of the Grimm brothers.

I love historical fiction, mostly those centered around European royal courts. Not the Harlequin romance type books, though. Also, while I enjoy reading Phillipa Gregory's novels, I am often times appalled by the historical inaccuracy of some of them. However, they make for fun reads.

Two of my favorites on the planet that I have read over and over and over are The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. Though, sadly, the film versions of each of these depressed me greatly. I will also make a note here that Anne Rice's books are the only vampire novels I have read, aside from Dracula.

Favorite Movies

Did I mention that I could watch movies every single day? And that I pretty much love all genres, so much so that Netflix gets extremely confused when suggesting movies to me....

I have many favorites, but I shall list only a few here so you can get the idea: The Prestige, The Matrix, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Back to the Future trilogy, Chicago, Little Women, The Assassination of Jesse James, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Breakfast Club, Sabrina (old and new), Breakfast at Tiffany's, Fifth Avenue Girl, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, You've Got Mail, Beauty and the Beast, The Princess and the Frog, Cruel Intentions, Airplane!, Marie Antoinette, Elizabeth, Anne of the Thousand Days, 27 Dresses, The Great Mouse Detective, Runaway Bride, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, First Knight, Ever After, Taking Lives, Forrest Gump...

See, it's so random. Also, I'll watch basically any musical.

Favorite Television

I get sort of crazy with my TV shows. Nothing, and I mean nothing, can come between us.

My entire childhood was dedicated to a bizarre combination of Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Boy Meets World, and Muppet Babies. These are still some of my favorite shows in the world, even if Muppet Babies is no longer available to me. :(

My current shows that I absolutely never miss are Fringe, Bones, House, Lie to Me, Gossip Girl, The Office, and Glee.

And my favorite shows of times gone by are Alias, Smallville (it's still on but I quit when Michael Rosenbaum did), Eli Stone, Jericho, and the Tudors.

I occasionally watch Project Runway and quite like the Amazing Race. Aside from that, I really don't watch reality tv, and as such, people are always referencing things from the Jersey Shore and one of the many housewife shows that leave me having no idea what anyone is talking about. Oh well, no harm done there.

Tags and Games


  • Vintage fairytale/children's story pages from @id0be1ieve - tagged 12/28


  • Assorted ephemera to @ncfriend - tagged 1/6


lefroggy rated for A Handmade Victorian Valentine on Mar 8, 2011
Comment: never got anything from you.. I was so looking forward to this swap..
Musette rated for *Show me your country* on Feb 27, 2011
Comment: I haven't received anything which is sad as this was a reasonably expensive swap. You haven't replied to my messages either!
Comment: Nothing was received, no communication either.
Comment: I have emailed you twice with no answer.Sorry I have to give you this rating.
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap. You did a great job!!
velma rated for Welcome to your country kit! on Jan 27, 2011
Comment: I got your package, thank you! Items were nice and the letter provided information which I didn't know earlier.
anbai rated for January 2011 Profile Surprise Swap on Jan 14, 2011
Comment: The package was mailed out late, and I'm slightly disappointed with its contents. But other than that, the package meets the swap requirements. Thank you
Comment: Thank you so much for the card. It is positively breathtaking!!!
Comment: thankyou for the great package love the scrapbook type supplies and that you took time to check out my profile and found things that matched both it and the swap
Response: Oh, I am so very pleased that you are happy with it and that it reached you safely! :)
Comment: Merry Christmas =)
Comment: Thank you for the cute flakes and card!
sprckt99 rated for Histories Mysteries: Ancient Greece on Dec 14, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card...I didn't get your e-mail, but also love this myth, the beginning of the Trojan War. I especially liked the golden apple charm that you added to the ATC. Very clever...I am happy to add it to my collection.
Response: Awww I'm so sorry you didn't receive the email. I can resend when I get home on Sunday if you wish, however it may not be necessary since you know and love the myth! Let me know if you still would like it though. In any case, I am glad I could send something you enjoy! :)
beth0690 rated for Frugal Gift Ideas 2 on Dec 11, 2010
debil rated for Chunky House Swap on Dec 10, 2010
Comment: The house is sooo cute. You did a SUPER job.Thank You..
Response: It was my first try, so I am very glad you liked it! Have a lovely day!
Comment: I'm gonna try it out on monday with my study group :)
Response: Aww that's great! I hope that come out cute!! :D
sahvi rated for Frugal Gift Ideas 2 on Dec 7, 2010
wevegotpaper rated for Stash Search (notecard) on Dec 2, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the notecards - my favorite is the typewriter too! But the butterfly is a close second :) Thanks for the note as well!
Response: I'm glad they made it to you! I was worrying, as it was my first mail swap. I'm glad you enjoyed them!
Cranberry rated for Hand Embroidery Patterns E-Swap on Nov 11, 2010
Comment: Love the festive dogs....so cute! Perfect for the holidays. :)
atcdesigner rated for Hand Embroidery Patterns E-Swap on Nov 11, 2010
Comment: Very cute. Thank you.

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lkbs on Feb 28, 2011:

I have not received an atc from you for the Devotional ATC swap. Will wait until 3/6 to rate. Cheryl (lkbs)

MorgenSter on Feb 28, 2011:

Hello! i´m sorry to let you know that I need to remove you from the International exchange Group since you got partially suspended and it is against the rules of our group. If you ever get back on track and decide to rejoin, feel free to ask us again! Nadja

scrappnswapr on Jan 26, 2011:

Hi Noel, I just wanted to check in and make sure that you received your Handmade Victorian Valentine ok. I sent it out on the 17th..I hope it didn't get lost! Please let me know.. thnx :)

thehappyhoneybee on Jan 12, 2011:

Hello! Thought I'd invite you to check out our children's lit and fairy tales groups. We'd love for you to join if you are interested; we'd just ask that you please add a few more of your favorite authors and illustrators to your profile, since this helps with our swaps (please see each group page for details). Cheers!

colormetoni on Jan 10, 2011:

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Welcome to the group! Hope to see you around the forums soon. :)

id0be1ieve on Jan 4, 2011:

Hello :-)
Just wanted to let you know that I sent out your envie of vintage fairytale/children's book pages/images today (for the 'Crafty Recyclers Tag' game) .. hope you enjoy! :-D

GTstamper on Jan 3, 2011:

Welcome to the Rubber Stamping group!

Welcome to the Rubber Stamping group!

Thanks for joining!

mrsdutton on Dec 30, 2010:

Just wanted to stop by and say we are having another chunky house swap if you would like to join. It is under paper crafts, or you can link it from here Happy Swapping! mrsdutton

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