I joined Swap-Bot for the joy of crafting and making art for others. I put a lot of thought and effort into my swaps with the hope it brings you the same joy I get from putting everything together for you. I read your profile and take notes in a journal so I can keep track of things to send you that are specifically related to your likes. I love to send happy mail that lifts your spirits and brightens your day.
I am a crafter/artist, mother of adult identical twin daughters, and I have been married a very long time. I have a little rescue dog, my husband has a little dog and we have 2 grandoggers. We live in a non-smoking home, so, yay for that!
-Colors: I love them all, blues, greens, teal, pink, purple, red, yellow, pastels, earth tones, brights, just about anything goes, really.
-I like the beach/ocean, flowers, butterflies, birds, dogs, animals, elephants, mermaids, Julie Nutting paper dolls, Art Impressions stamps, Stamping Bella, the mild side of steampunk, vintage, girly, eclectic, and quirky stuff. I love mixed media, hand-sewn or quilted items, and hand-drawn art that other people create (I can't draw).
-I'm a big fan of Tim Holtz, Julie Nutting, and Dyan Reavely, and I'm very tickled to have taken in-person classes with them all at my favorite scrapbook store! I also took a lettering class from Amy Tan, but I didn't practice so I still struggle with that.
-I collect old sewing buttons, hankies, books, ephemera, and of course, art and craft supplies.
-I'm nerdy and eclectic, and I like for things to bring me happiness and joy.
-I loved visiting England! It was a trip of a lifetime given to me by my daughters. It was the first time they flew, so that added even more "excitement." I am now obsessed with Big Ben and all of England. One day I hope to go back and stay in Bath.
-I don't like coffee, not even the smell of it (I love my hot tea, though). I'm not big on perfumey things like scented paper, candles, bath bombs or other items with strong odors, the unicorn craze, things on the violent side of creepy, or anything having to do with horoscopes, ouija boards or tarot cards. I don't swap anything edible or perishable.
I love learning about mixed media, watercoloring, card- and journal-making. I am very much into making unique backgrounds for my die cutting and card-making. I also dabble in Bible journaling and have a lot to learn.
I have a few Eileen Hull dies and I am especially having fun learning how to make the travel journal. The part I love the most is gathering the variety of paper such as vintage and hand-decorated, and other unique things to fill it with Now I'm to the point where I don't need a die to make art journals, but I still use them if I need uniformity.
Small art is where it's at for me. I like to make and trade ATCs, ATCoins, Index cards, Memory Dex cards, twinchies, inchies and whatever else I can make in miniature.
I am learning how to use the Gelli Plate. I can crochet, but I rarely do.
As with other crafters, I have tons of supplies. I also have die cutters, dies, embossing folders, and lots of cling and rubber stamps. Stickers you say? I have way too many.
CHALLENGES I HAVE ENJOYED:
-Tim Holtz's On-line Creative Chemistry 101/102/103 classes
-Yellow Daisy Art's Index Card A Day (ICAD), June 1-July 31, 61 days of arting. I have participated in it for the last 4 years.
-I am always swapping or making things for other people in person or via Instagram, here, and on Facebook..
Here are a few things I've made for swaps. To see more, go to flickr.com and search for me under iamdawt. The first one is my latest swap, an Easter themed flipbook. I worked on it for several days and really enjoyed it.
Memory Dex cards made for a private swap with @AnnaL
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