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Last Online: June 8, 2008
Birthday: January 16
Country: United States

About Me

I live in the wet NORTHWEST....by water and sea....Not sure that I could ever live any place else, wouldn't want to become "landlocked". Married to my honey of 23 years, with one son, two cats and a dog by default (that would be the dog, of course). Update: Our son has left the coop (hi~five to us) after being tied up from his motorcycle encounter~he didn't end up on top:his bike did. BUT he's all healed up and back working (he did graduate from college on time).

***note 3/17 We found a really funny magnet in Hawaii for our son "YOU can't call it an empty nest when they havn't gotten their stuff out of your garage" He was not amused.

The picture is that of my grandmother, taken in 1925. I was named after her~well the english version not the Swedish one!

My husband & I love to travel~We're aiming for the seven continents by the time we are 55 (we're saving the USA for when we are old, lol) We've been to most of the 50 states but need to revisit and take it slower when we have the time. Gosh I can't beleive that we've done it but we actully have booked a trip for Jan of 2009? Where does time go?

Places that I'm working on are: Colosseum in Italy (1979), Great wall in China (2003), Chichenitza in Mexico (2001,2005,2008), Taj Mahal in India(2009), Petra in Jordan, Christ Redeemer in Brazil, Machu Picchu in Peru (2010 for my 50th birthday present!)

Great Barrier Reef, AU (1995 & Nov 2008), Eiffell Tower in Paris (1979), Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge in UK (1978), Easter Island Chile, Angkor in Cambodia(2009), St. Basil in Russia, Alhambra in Spain (3/2008), Statue of Liberty NYC,USA (1985)

Grand Canyon, USA (2000), Victoria Falls Zambia, Amazon River Bolivia, Mt Kilimanjaro Tanzania.

I'm working my way off the list~I've see many wonderful places (here and overseas, don't get me wrong) but I just need to see these before I die. I think this makes me a Gypsy? Or someone who wishes they worked for National Geography Magazine!

We love to spend time at our tiny lake cabin (ok by standards the cabin is tiny, not the toy garage or deck's or docks, it's all in the property taxing part,lol) in the Olympic's. Many good times have been had there. Love to watch the shooting stars.....listening to Bob Seger or Stevie Ray Vaughan :.) You can checkout our tiny place at by emailing me!!

My favortie colors are greens~think water, sea and forest with a bit of fire.

If for some reason you have not received a swap from me then please email me~I would be happy to track it down!! I've been a swap-bot swap since January 2007? I think?.

Favorite Music

classic ROCK~some country~disco(why yes, I am a child of the 70's) from Bob Seger to the Jackson 5

Favorite Movies

Any of them that end happy ~oh and Musicals~

Favorite Television

Survivor, Amazing Race, Men in Trees~those I can't miss~the rest I Tivo!

Favorite Crafts

Enjoy pen paling, swaps and scrapbooking, altered books, atc's......anything that deals with paper....

Guess I should add this part - Don't like :( People who seem to have a collection of forum drama! We all know who you are!

Black licorice, socks that have toes (mine are too fat LOL), Spiders (except Halloween), sour candy, I enjoy doing scrap book & stamping, I own nothing of Hello Kitty (just things I picked up for other people in swaps, since I started swapping), Betty Boop, Care Bears or Disney.

I do love anything with coffee (come on, I was born in the town that gave birth to Starbucks?)and anything handmade (I know effort went into it and that's what counts!)

I'm not a stickler for swaps that arrive late (other then more then a month? or if you had posted that your mailing them and then mail two months later, give me a brake) as long as I do receive an email! Don't act suprised and start drama cause your the cause of your rating, it's called "Karma"

My take on the "heart" system: If you make me "laugh or go WOW" when I open my envelope, then you've warmed my heart and deserve one!

If you haven't heard from me, that's because were in Hawaii the first part of March (you know it should be AZ watching the boys of summer now shouldn't it)? If you have not been rated, please allow me until the 18th to do so, then let me know and I will make sure that I rate you or track down what or where it's at.

The following people have sent me stuff but I can't fine the swap that you were in? Please email me and let me know so that I can rate you:

Drid Rahana Alaina Ackley

Swap's I've been flaked on:

Mad Hatter's Tea Party 2 Christmas 4x4 w/wrapping paper (angeled, thank you!) Christmas cicle w/wrapping paper (angeled thank you!) DYI earrings Homemake Earrings

Swap's that I've sent waiting

Where do you live postcards~2 Still waiting to be rated?


sewcrazy rated for Garden Floral Chunky Page Swap on Jul 29, 2008
Comment: I guess it's time to move on, the rating can be changed if this swap is fulfilled.
khiaramai rated for Garden Floral Chunky Page Swap on Jul 28, 2008
Comment: I will change this rating if I receive my page
tangledthreads rated for "I Wish" Chunky Page Swap on Jul 17, 2008
Comment: Do you think the pages you mailed on the 8th could all be lost?! So sorry to leave this rating.
VWwoman07 rated for Summer Theme Chunky Book (US only) on Jul 15, 2008
blueackerson rated for "I Wish" Chunky Page Swap on Jul 14, 2008
jessmarie rated for "I Wish" Chunky Page Swap on Jul 3, 2008
Comment: I hate to do this! I know you've been a good swapper in the past. It's just that I've been trying to reach you but you haven't logged in for nearly a month now and so my messages are still unread. None of your other 4 partners have rated you, either, so I don't know what's going on. I'm very sorry for this rating but I feel it's fair. I hope you're ok!
knitmom7 rated for ALOHA!!!! ATC (Int) on May 28, 2008
Comment: Doris, Doris, you did very well. Thanks for the book, too. Love it! Brenda
Response: Thanks, just wanted to share a little of my vacation with you too! My other partern lives in Hawaii so how could I send her the same stuff back? LOL
BastCrystal rated for What's your name ATC swap on May 25, 2008
Comment: I like it! Thanks!
tokidokiko rated for ALOHA!!!! ATC (Int) on May 24, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the the lovely ATCs and th stake of brochures.
Response: Well, since it would of been a taboo to mail you a postcard from Hawaii and a travel "free book" (you know which one's I'm talking about, he he) I thought I would share a little of the pacific NW with you~glad you liked it! Who'd thunk that someone from Hawaii would want to have a "aloha atc" LOL Your too funny!!!!!
epdeans rated for Swapbot Organizer on May 13, 2008
Comment: I am overwhelmed by the thought that you put into this organizer. Your workmanship is incrediable. I love what you did and was blessed my being on the receiving end of your creativity. Thanks and wish I could give many more hearts.
Response: OH thank you, I'm so glad you got it~I was blow out by my swap partner too on this swap! I'm hoping all the swappers in this received great organizers! Thank you for your kind words too! I'm putting this swap down as my all time favorite on swapbot!
LuldaCasadaga55 rated for What's your name ATC swap on May 12, 2008
Comment: Great card! Nice legs...;) Thanks!!
sewcrazy rated for What's your name ATC swap on May 9, 2008
Comment: I love getting mail from you, it is always classy. the What's your name ATC is no exception. Thanks for everything.
jessmarie rated for Cheerful Spring Chunky Book on May 9, 2008
Comment: Doris, the book you made for me is beautiful! I was surprised at the size of it because I have always made 4.5x4 inch pages only, but I absolutely love it. It really made my day! I even showed it to my 3 month old daughter and she loved touching the pages with all of the ribbons and textures. Thank you, I am so pleased!
Response: Ya I just figured that a little bigger would be easier (?) I was wrong! BUT I'm so glad you liked it! I'm glad you got it before mothers day too!! Happy Mothers day to you!!
flapperhoney rated for `` WHR DO U LIVE? POSTCARDS! `` on Apr 24, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard! :0)
emdgee rated for `` WHR DO U LIVE? POSTCARDS! `` on Apr 21, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the nice view of Mout Rainier! Absolutely gorgeous. I had a heck of a time figuring out what swap this was from, but your name is very memorable :-) so that made it easy! (I'm part of way too many postcard swaps all over the place!) :-)
Reese52 rated for `` WHR DO U LIVE? POSTCARDS! `` on Apr 20, 2008
Comment: Great view from you back deck! Definitely , a good way to start the morning with coffee and that view. Thanks for the postcard.
SewFun rated for Tropical ATC on Apr 4, 2008
Comment: THANK YOU!!!! It's all wonderful.
Rillaith rated for Quote Chunky Pages Swap on Mar 27, 2008
Comment: Thank you also for the fabulous quote page! The flapper-style beaded fringe is brilliant - it really finishes it off perfectly. I love it!
Rillaith rated for Easter Circle book pages - Int'l on Mar 27, 2008
Comment: Thank you very much indeed (albeit belatedly - sorry!) for the gorgeous Easter page. It's really striking, and that's a very pretty background stamp you used! Thank you also for sending me some ribbons and stickers as an extra present :)

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jessmarie on Jul 3, 2008:

We're missing you over at the Chunky Books and Pages Group--hope you're okay. After reading your profile again I will make a guess that you're busy traveling. Whatever you're up to, I hope you're safe!

jessmarie on Jun 12, 2008:

Hello! You are invited to join my Gone Fishin' Chunky Book Pages swap!


JennyTheArtist on Apr 7, 2008:


Sanji on Jan 12, 2008:

Thanks for the surprise birthday card!

zigg13pra on Nov 10, 2007:

Old!?!? Your not old! Heh. Some of those songs were even from the 80's! I love the 80's but anyways, I just like music that really upbeat and fast when I drive so I dont fall asleep! I hope you enjoy it!

artsyjana on Sep 19, 2007:

Thank you so much for the handmade stamped ATC's. What a wonderful surprise. I love them!

brandigirl72 on May 20, 2007:

You deserve a STAR for your wonderful postcard swaps!!!

vickieb on May 5, 2007:

Received your Juices flow tip-in Friday the 4th. They were great! Thanks A lot. Vickie

tangledthreads on Apr 11, 2007:

Thank you for the two surprise postcards, they made my day!

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