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Date Joined: January 22, 2011
Last Online: December 20, 2020
Birthday: October 24, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a preschool teacher by day, and a crafter by night. I love making things for school (felt board stories, games, displays) and at home I do art journals, scrapbooking, cards, etc. Oh yeah, and I have a serious love for pens!

I am also a mom of a 22 year old son...he's now in college 2 1/2 hours north of here.

I like to hike, play in the snow, dance, write, and read. I would love to travel.

I LOVE TO SWAP...and if you have not received something from me, please let me know so I can resend!

Favorite Books

I love books and have gone through different book reading and collecting periods in my life. There was the nutrition and natural healing book stage, then the children's book stage, the teaching book stage (I have a huge collection of preschool teaching books!), and now I am starting to collect art journaling, rubber stamping, collage type books.

I read historical fiction (love medieval times) and love to be transported to another era through reading. I also like science fiction and fantasy. Let me know if you have read any books in these genres and can recommend!

Recent favorites: The Dovekeepers, The Blade Itself, Game of Thrones, 11/22/63,

I am a member at paperbackswap.com and if you want to trade for credits, that may be possible!

Favorite Music

if you looked at my ipod playlists, you'd find everything from the Beatles, to Cake, Erykah Badu to Elvis, lots of dance tunes (old school, YMCA, Michael Jackson), Michael Franti, and a lot of kids stuff too!

Favorite Crafts

Ok...mostly I do papercrafting of one sort or another. I like to make cards using rubber stamps, glimmer mist, embossing...I use my cricut machine and sizzix. I have an art journal....lots of collage work and lettering/doodling...I make inchies and hope to have enough for a collage some day! I make games for my preschool kids, home-made books, felt stories. I am learning how to sew...yea! inspiration from you: your artwork/craft!

Wish List/Likes


deco and washi tape

pens: I have a JetPens addiction. I like to try gel ink pens, journal pens, craft pens

ephemera: any cool looking paper


if you are from another country, I'd some newspaper or other print in your language!

mail art


button collection and would love more pretty and unusual ones!


stationary, note cards

I'm learning to sew, so pieces of fabric would be great!

My favorite colors are blues, purples, magenta, turquoise,....

Inchie supplies: I'm still learning

tiny die cuts/ hole punch cut outs

rubber stamps and acrylic/cling stamps

tiny stamps for inchies!

nestabilities (if you have some, let's talk about a trade/swap!)

Christmas/holiday ornaments


lumieres (want to try these)

items for my science area (I am a preschool teacher): special gem/rocks/minerals, feathers, cool/unusual pine cones/seeds, etc.

gloves or mittens for preschoolers (again for my Head Start kids who sometimes don't have any!)

preschool sized aprons

timers (sand or kitchen)

cute pincushions

THEMES I like: owls woodland butterflies dragonflies clouds birds robots rainbows



make-up samples (philosophy, anything from Sephora)...I have dark, almost black, hair, and dark brown eyes...olive skin...Love lip glosses, sheer lip colors, eyeliner, will try eyeshadow, but need help figuring out how to wear it! I love make up but don't like to look heavily made up!

hand cream

perfume samples

milk chocolate

jelly bellies

sour candies

earring studs (love the tiny "crystal" types)

gummy bears

NOT SO FOND OF: I'm not a big fan of "cute", though some deco tapes and stickers are fun...hate pastels (the colors!)...I don't use brads so the baggies of random fasteners are best kept for more of a scrapbooker (I do more journal stuff), but mostly...I appreciate anything thoughtfully sent...If I can't use it, I will find someone who can!

I have to offer

usually have lots of deco tape pens and markers lots of scrapbook and collage papers die cuts (Cricut) beads my own cards, felt board stories, games...


missxkay rated for IL: Valentine Inchies on Mar 8, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Valentine inchies!
Lucia rated for Random Inchies on Jan 24, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the cute inchies. I love the coloured heart of the doiley.
crochetjunkie rated for Random Inchies on Jan 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you!
mle rated for Random Inchies on Jan 22, 2016
Comment: So cute! Thank you!
Tynkerbelle rated for IL: September Sender's Choice on Oct 5, 2015
Comment: thank you for such a creative collection of inchies...awesome job...and thank you so very much for a wonderful note!! i love how creative as a child your imagination soared...and your name is very unique and special, the meaning is priceless....thx again
redwrapper rated for SWL ~ Mail Art January on Feb 20, 2015
Comment: I love the envelope! And the items you included are awesome!! Thanks so much! :)
kittyhahahotbot rated for SWL ~ Bright happy mail on Feb 9, 2015
Comment: OMG Im just adoring the bright happy mail and all the lovely bits youve included: yay, a red Chinese envie, a postalette, 'off the map' sticker? wow, Alice page with the cat wowza!, handmade swap card? Oh heart be still! xoxoxoox
Response: Wonderful, this was a fun swap and hope to swap again!
chelle523 rated for SWL ~ Mail Art January on Feb 9, 2015
Comment: I loved your envie and thank you so much for the extra goodies! I love vintage postcards and even moreso when they actually have messages written on them! Thanks again :)
Response: Wonderful, so glad you liked it, and you certainly returned the favor with your envie to me!
weatherwax rated for SWL ~ Mail Art January on Feb 9, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely MailArt - envelope! I like the inks you used, especially the green one. Great colours!! Have a wonderful week :)
Response: Thanks so much for the kind words and the heart...hope to swap again!
cutesygirlynai rated for SWL ~ Mail Art January on Feb 9, 2015
Comment: SO pretty! this is going in my mail art journal! it's very very pretty. :) [ty for the washi & bookpage <3]
Response: So happy you like it...I love these swaps, so thank you for being such a wonderful hostess!
dodothefairy rated for SWL ~ Mail Art December on Jan 15, 2015
Comment: beautiful stamps!
Jess79 rated for SWL ~ Mail Art December on Jan 12, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the super fun mail art! You did a fantastic job incorporating the themes : ) Hope you're staying warm! It's actually 40 here now, but raining : ( Hopefully we will see the sun soon!
cutesygirlynai rated for SWL ~ Mail Art December on Jan 12, 2015
Comment: thank you :) i have never seen batman stickers before! your mail art wall sounds very fun!
Response: The batman stickers were actually US stamps...I love different kinds of stamps. Thanks for hosting.
chelle523 rated for SWL ~ Mail Art December on Dec 28, 2014
Comment: I just love the envelope you made! It's gorgeous! And the stationery is too. Thanks so much! (And yes, a cottage in France is possible, but in our case, only because it's going to be a very very small one and nowhere near Paris or the Mediterranean! Lol) Happy New Year! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart, and even more, for swapping. I just love this site!
resourcepit rated for SWL ~ Mail Art December on Dec 26, 2014
Comment: I love, love, love the envelope you created, and just as much enjoyed the note you included. Seems there are some people, like you, that are gifted in making a person feel like you've known them for a long time. Thanks for taking time to create a loving atmosphere for me!
Angie rated for IL: November Sender's Choice on Nov 29, 2014
Comment: Hello hello! Thanks so much for the adorable inchies. There is such a nice variety and you're such a good drawer painter! I admire that. Thanks too for the extras! LOVE the pups! XOXO
Comment: Thanks for the great inchies! I also adore your card holder. :)
Comment: Thank you for the VERY kewl inchies & well wishes for my mom... life tends to deal out some crappy hands at times but we just have to keep on keeping on & deal with it as best as possible ;) Thank you & the best to you & your always.
bigmamabird rated for Let's make an EFUTO # 2 on Sep 27, 2014
Comment: What a cheerful envelope of butterfly goodness! Many thanks, it looks like you had fun, and isn't that the point..?! Thanks for the goodies inside, the best is the feather...
Comment: wow i got your Inches this time I am so glad they made it this time. Very nice pretty summer inches Thanks
Response: So glad they made it! Thank you for the heart and being patient with the resend!

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bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

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bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

Aumonae on Apr 29, 2014:

I'm hanging in there and appreciate your kindness!

AnitaHames on Mar 24, 2014:

Hi! I got your green inchies today. Thanks! I teach high school English--I don't think I could handle the pre-school age! I am on Goodreads. There are so many good books to recommend! I did a favorite book bracket for a swap and my top books ended up being The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, and Blindness by Jose Saramago. Maybe you'll like them.

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

lsmahutchin on Oct 24, 2013:

Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!

choke on Aug 18, 2013:

I updated the rules in The Bargain Boutique and asked that everyone read and sign them. Unfortunately I don't see your name so I had to remove you. If you'd like to rejoin please let me know. Thanks!

agonysdecay on May 22, 2012:

No way, its not weird to say you liked it. We are all fascinated by death in some sort as it is unknown to us;) I hope we get to swap again sometime too!

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

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