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Date Joined: February 15, 2008
Last Online: September 25, 2017
Birthday: September 18, 1983
Country: United States
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About Me

Most recent profile update: July 20, 2017

I’m a 33 year old college grad currently living in Central PA with my husband (Of 11 years on December 31, 2016!) and my recently retired Mother. My husband and I are Lifetime members of the Universal Gamers Guild - our motto: “Play Games, Have Fun.”

~ I have a 1 year old son! (Born in January 2016) His online handle is Squid. He helps me get the mail every day. He loves reading, playing with toy cars and getting into everything.

~I worked at the circulation desk of the local public library. We moved, and now I’m a domestic engineer. I loved providing Reader’s Advisory - suggesting the next book someone should check out.

~I don’t like cooking, but I do occasionally like baking. I do, however, like to read cookbooks.

current events

Our house theme for 2017 is Food, Fun and Friends.

My major hobby at the moment is the Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup at Ravelry - tons of my time goes to crocheting, knitting and spinning! I have also recently taken up needle tatting.

Summer is county fair season! I'm entering arts, crafts and baked goods in three fairs this year - one in the end of July, one in mid-August and one in early October.


~I collect ATC's and lapel pins.

~My favorite book genres are Romance, Fantasy and cookbooks (although I don't really like to cook, I just like to browse the recipes). I adore rewritten and fractured fairy tales (Mercedes Lackey's 500 Kingdoms series is wonderful!). I have a Kindle but still love physical books. I also love audiobooks.

~My favorite colors are black and jewel tones - especially blue and green.

~I love mythical beasties - particularly dragons. I used to work in a zoo and am rather fond of most all critters, actually.

~I love playing games - board games, card games, RPGS, video games - any kind of games! If you're curious, our game collection is here: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Kaypendragon

~I am a tea snob - I love tea, but am very particular about it. My favorite brands are Stash and Twinnings. I prefer the plainer black teas, like English Breakfast, and spiced teas. (Sadly, I've had to give up caffeine recently, so I'm learning to like decaf.) I also like herbal teas. I also love tea baked goods: scones, biscuits, buns and desserts - tea time is the only time I cook for.


There's not a lot that I don't like and most of the stuff I'm not fond of I can give to people around me who do like it (IE: I don't drink coffee but Hubby does).

But there are a couple of real dislikes: I don't do artificial sweeteners. No "sugar-free" anything. I can't even give it away.

In Teas, I don't like Lipton brand or Bigelow brand. I do not like roobios tea. Most anything else, I'll at least try. I'm not fond of most flavored black teas but if you think it's really good, I'll try it.

I'm highly allergic to cigarette smoke. So, if you are or live with a smoker, drop me a note ahead of time.


I LOVE hand drawn Atc's. I don't make judgements on drawing skill so if you want to try out mini-sized drawing or painting, I'm the one to send it to!

Games - board games, card games, dice games.

We’re big game players in our household. Cards or game pieces or dice or mini games would decidedly be welcome here.

I have a DSI and a DS Lite which love hand crafted accessories or used games. We also have a WiiU and a PS2.

Tea icons - I'm particularly hunting for a tea cup or teapot stencil. Tea themed stamps are cool too.

Yarn! Mini skeins are lovely. Acrylic goes to making baby hats and blankets for a local hospital, so it's better if it's soft. Wool and bends become things for me. It's nice to know the fiber content, and the brand if it's commercial yarn.

I’m restarting my collection of felt food. I’d love a handmade treat.

I'd love some self adhesive return address labels. I'm always running out.

I recently got a Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine! Dies would be awesome, if you're destashing. Also, tips and tricks for using it!


sillylily41 rated for ATC Food Alphabet: JKL on Sep 24, 2017
sillylily41 rated for ATC Food Alphabet: MNO on Sep 24, 2017
AmookIslandCreations rated for Spooky Raven ATC Swap on Sep 24, 2017
Comment: Gorgeous ATC! Thanks! I love that you used your DH practice sheet as your background! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
KatlynAva rated for ATC 2017# 37: Flower -USA- on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cool fall flower card!
pinkpolarbear rated for Folk Art ATC: Autumn on Sep 22, 2017
sillylily41 rated for ATC Food Alphabet: GHI on Sep 16, 2017
KatlynAva rated for ATC 2017# 35: Dark -USA- on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the eclipse atc!
Germanbaby77 rated for ATC 2017# 36: Fabric -USA- on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: I love the hand marbled muslin! this is a great ATC that I am well pleased to add to my collection! thanks!
porpie5 rated for September Birthday Cards on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the chic birthday card!I loved the marching chicks and the enclosures! I really liked the tree ATC and I love to read, so the bookmark will be used and thanks for the notecards! I can't wait to try the tea! Thanks for my birthday wishes! I did have a great day! Thanks again!!!!!
scrappermama rated for An ATC a Day #14 on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for little works of art!! Sorry for rating so late... just getting around to my mail 🤤
sillylily41 rated for ATC Food Alphabet: DEF on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I think this is my first one in the series that is "landscape" rather than "portrait" - seems right for a wonky letter like W. :)
Onaki rated for ATC - Shades of Blue #1 on Sep 1, 2017
Babsmomof5 rated for An ATC a Day #14 on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much the the lovely ATC's and the origami and extras...love absolutely everything! I can't decide between the gnome and the alligator on my fav, lol!
Babsmomof5 rated for Gifty Goodness on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: Oh Laura, you truly truly made my day with this! Everything is just so perfect, and so generous....and the handmade scarf/shawl is TO DIE FOR! I will treasure it. The Winnie the Pooh stamp set is incredible...and the tiny house stamp/die....id love to know where you got it! Truly everything is just incredibly thoughtful and wonderful, this just made my whole day...no week! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Response: The tiny house came from michaels! The brand is Momento Art C. Glad you enjoyed the package!
sheilav452000 rated for An ATC a Day #14 on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: Beautiful set of ATCs, thanks.
kathiann rated for SSUSA: New & Old ATC on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: Your ATC is lovely. And I like the other ones that you sent!
BetsyG rated for Shaving cream marbling atc swap on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the two ATCs for this swap. I agree, Stampin' Up is definitely addictive.
Allegrae rated for An ATC a Day #14 on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
ladybugluvsstuff rated for An ATC a Day #14 on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: we are neighbors!! thankz for the cards, the coffee cup birdie is my fave.🐞

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2bneat on Sep 21, 2017:

Thank you for my September wish list surprise!

CurlyTea on Sep 18, 2017:

Marryth on Sep 15, 2017:

Thank you for the stickers & flat embellishments from my September wishes in the Wishlist group! :)

piratecaptainmo on Sep 11, 2017:

Thank you for the stamped images you sent for my September wishlist.

Margothecat on Sep 11, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday card - and the recipe is one I will try! It sounds delicious! AATW September!

Paige1900 on Sep 8, 2017:

Thank You for the Sept 2017 PC from the "A wish Granted" Group. :)

kiddomerriweather on Sep 7, 2017:

Thank you so much for granting my wish for August by sending me two very beautiful ATC's in the AATW group. I'm so sorry this thank you is late. We've been having serious family issues and I haven't been well. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you thinking of me.

isabellasnow on Sep 5, 2017:


mgallardo68 on Aug 25, 2017:

Thank you so much for a beautiful mail art for the PBS> PBS Group TAG: Five Favorites. It is precious!!

CurlyTea on Aug 21, 2017:

AWG thanks so much. My craft table thanks you too.

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