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joybells2426

joybells2426
Date Joined: July 22, 2016
Last Online: September 20, 2018
Birthday: November 10, 1979
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a wife and homeschooling mother of three. I spend a lot of my time at home with my kids or participating in all of the activities that come with having homeschooled children. When I can, I squeeze in time for reading and crafting/creating. I love art and while I don't consider myself an artist, I love trying my hand at painting and drawing. When I get outside I like to bike (bicycle) and I've discovered I love camping.

Favorite Books

I love reading all kinds of books. My house is basically a library. My husband jokes that we are going to have to learn how to make my bookshelves a structural part of our house if I buy any more of them. I'm currently in a classics book club and I'm really enjoying it. The only genre I do not really enjoy is romance, but if it is recommended, I'm willing to try just about anything. I do believe my favorite author of all time is Neil Gaiman. I also have recently started to enjoy reading some of my kids' books too. I find juvenile fiction delightful. Favorite books of all time would be Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman (most things by Neil, really) The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, A Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks, A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, and Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain just to name a very few.

I have read some of the best books lately. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Melendy Quartet by Elizabeth Enright, A Horse Came Running by Meindert DeJong and Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music with the exception of post-1980s country. I am always obsessed with finding the next great song that makes me want to listen to it over and over again. Old favorites are The Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos, Pearl Jam, The Cure, BT, Bjork, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Chevelle, Fiona Apple and Beck. These people made me want to be rock stars. Some favorite bands/singers that I'm listening to right now are Regina Spektor, Pete Yorn, School of Seven Bells, The Joy Formiddable, Wolf Alice, Silversun Pickups, Meg Meyers, Grimes, The Kills, K. Flay, GEMS, Ryan Adams, The Replacements, Alt-J, Doomtree and Dessa. I could literally go on and on. There is so much good music out there!

I’ve got some new music. The new Dessa album is great, AWOLNATION, Phantogram, Forst Aid Kit and BØRNS.

Favorite Crafts

I love crafting in most of its forms. I love to scrapbook, art journal, make cards, paint, draw, knit, crochet and spin yarn. I HATE sewing. I used to think I'd like it, but every time I try it, I end up hating the process and the finished product. So I've given up on that one. I go through phases with all my preferred crafts. Right now, I'm trying to learn to knit brioche and finding it very challenging. Working in a store that sells art supplies and scrapbooking paper has helped me amass quite a stash of crafty things to work on. ATCs have become my preferred art form for the time being and I can't get enough of them!

Favorite Television

I don't watch a whole lot of television lately. Shows I have really enjoyed in the past are The Office, Arrested Development, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Seinfeld, Parks and Recreation, Firefly, Fringe, Battlestar Galactica and Gilmore Girls. I haven't had actual network tv or cable or anything in my house in almost 14 years. Everything we watch in my house is on DVD.

Recently watched and loved The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and Call the Midwife

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are pretty much all older ones. The Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars episodes 4-6, Empire Records, Pillow Talk, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Braveheart, Roman Holiday, Amelie, Pride and Prejudice (the Colin Firth one), The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and I do like the new Star Trek movies just to name a few.

Loves

  • anything handmade
  • vintage
  • ephemera
  • die cuts
  • coffee
  • colors (I love them all, except for things that are predominantly orange. Aqua, turquoise and red are favorites)
  • vintage Pyrex
  • tea (all kinds)
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars
  • geek
  • natural fiber yarn
  • tattoos (I have none, but love them anyway)
  • stamps (rubber, acrylic and postage)
  • Chapstick
  • pop art
  • graffiti
  • geometric patterns
  • markers
  • watercolor
  • Tim holtz products
  • ATCs
  • art made by you
  • mermaids
  • children's book illustrations
  • books
  • socks

I promise, if I receive something handmade and it is obvious you put effort into the item, I will love it! I am a huge proponent of handmade crafts.

I also promise that I will rate you the day I get your swap or shortly thereafter and I ask the same of anyone who receives swaps from me.

I pledge to rate

Private swaps

I am ALWAYS looking for someone to swap privately with me. If you are interested, please send me a message. I am more than willing to set it up. I am interested in swapping:

  • music playlists/recommendations
  • book recommendations
  • postcards homemade and store bought
  • ATCs
  • yarn
  • knitted items
  • stamped images
  • vintage ephemera
  • die cuts
  • washi tape samples

Postcards

I have just started trading postcards and thought I'd list my preferences here.

Themes I Like

  • black and white
  • mailboxes
  • works of art
  • handmade
  • buildings
  • vintage
  • sci-fi
  • books/authors/book quotes
  • superheroes/comics
  • manga
  • weird or bizarre
  • maps
  • touristy
  • botanical

Themes I Dislike

  • cartoons
  • ad/free cards
  • anything that is inappropriate for children to see (my kids get the mail for me every day)

The dislikes are null, of course, if the swap calls for that type of card.

I prefer my cards naked with a bit about you written on them. I like learning about the people I'm swapping with. Give me a book recommendation, tell me what you've been listening to lately, tell me about how you spend your time or about something you wish for. Something besides, "here's your PC".

Dislikes

Please don't send:

  • foam stickers/shapes
  • anything scented
  • Christmas themed items-I'm just not into Christmas crafting. I've tried, but it just doesn't excite me.
  • Disney stuff

I'm pretty easy to please!

Ratings

mahlermail rated for MMA: ATCs- Senders Choice on Sep 22, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks so much!
ttbishop rated for CUCrew: Paper Hunt PC on Sep 16, 2018
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Comment: It's gorgeous. I love it! thanks!!
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Comment: Thanks for this great abstract PC! I love the flowers and stamp on the reverse too! My DH and I originally talked about moving to Alaska in the 70's. We actually moved here at the end of the 90's, but we made it and love it. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
ttbishop rated for CC: Sender's Choice ATC #5 on Aug 21, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks so much! I love it. And I love the paper you used for the envelope! That's my favorite color combo! :-)
5
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Comment: It's here!! "Dress like you're going someplace better later" - I love it (great hair), thank you!
Response: I am SO glad you finally got it! And I’m happy you like it as well. Thank you for your patience!
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Comment: You are awesome-r! Thanks for the cool rooster card.
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Comment: Another delightful page. I too am taking a slight break from tons of swaps. Enjoy the time! :)
5
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Comment: Great collage. Thank you.
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Comment: Ahhhhh, I love this card so much! Thank you!
shinyserra rated for Mixed Media Art Tag 2 on May 14, 2018
5
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Comment: What a cool tag! I love the colors. Thank you!
Wooper rated for FCMA: Collage Envelope - Junk Mail on May 8, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope and the little surprises! :)
5
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Comment: Very nice, thank you.
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Comment: What a cool page! I love the words you chose also. We all could stand to move forward and change!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for rating with a heart!
Marsha907 rated for USA only Found walking atc on May 4, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for the creative ATC. I like your explanation of the items.
Response: You’re welcome!
Anettethhjertnes rated for FOUND walking ATC on May 3, 2018
5
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Comment: How fun and colorful, you realy did find a lot on your walk
5
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Comment: I absolutely love the coffee themed tag you sent! I liked the little quote "Take life by the beans" so much! I'm going to treasure this one, thank you!
Response: I’m so glad that you like it!! I also like that saying. Thanks for the great rating.
Steinway5 rated for WWOW: Sampler of My Favorites on Apr 30, 2018
5
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Comment: Wow, what fun washi!! I love them all! You can never go wrong with gold foil. :D I love the herringbone and the dark circle patterned one especially!!! And thanks also for the extras, you are awesome!!! 💛💛💛
Response: You’re very welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed my favorites. Thanks for the great rating.
MeghanMac rated for WWOW: Sampler of My Favorites on Apr 30, 2018
5
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orneryswife rated for JOURNALING by FIVES #4 on Apr 29, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Great job! 😁
Artstamper rated for JOURNALING by FIVES #3 on Apr 26, 2018
5
rating
Comment: This set is turning out great, thank you.

Rating Overview

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5.0000 568 6 10
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Comments

Heirloom on Aug 30, 2018:

If you have a fall birthday (Sept-Nov) and would welcome profile greetings from fellow UHM members on your special day, be sure to post your birth date (month & date only) in the UHM group forum!

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:


Never hide your wings!

Angie on May 6, 2018:

Thank you for contributing to my pages! They look great!!!

jukejan on Mar 18, 2018:

Praying that ease and comfort will help your grandmother cross over. XXOO

jukejan on Mar 8, 2018:

That PC got there in 2 days! Waving..

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

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ChelleHames on Dec 7, 2017:

Thank you for the super cute card! I LOVE the little ants! You are so sweet!!!

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