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kfaye

kfaye
Date Joined: January 29, 2017
Last Online: July 18, 2019
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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About Me

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Hi. My name is Kimberly Faye Kirk and I am an easy going and young at heart Leo. I have been happily married to my awesome husband since 1988. I'm also a mom to 2 adults who are moved out but not far away :) I do not have any grandchildren. I live in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest, in the high desert at an elevation of 4,500' in Southern California. We have the most amaizing sunsets, snow in the winter & lots of wildflowers in Spring. The summers can get pretty hot, but the afternoons are shaded by the mountain and it always cools off in the evenings. There are no city lights around so at night you can see all the beautiful stars! It's very peaceful up here and I love it! In southern California you are only an hour away from everything, the city, the mountains, the beach or the desert. There is always something fun to do!

SWAP MAIL: I am using my work address in San Fernando to receive swaps because the closest post office to my home is actually in the next town and they don't deliver packages to my house. At work the security gate is locked on the weekends, so you might see a message on your tracking saying "failed delivery attempt" but don't worry, they will deliver it on the next business day.

MY PASSIONS: I love to travel and have been to many countries. It's so cool to see the world and experience new things! I love visiting museums, monuments, castles, cathedrals & graveyards. I enjoy taking pictures. I also love taking road trips, camping, beachcombing and light hiking. I enjoy going to art galleries, botanical gardens and tea houses. I work a couple of days a week in the office of our machine shop. On the weekends I sometimes go stay on my boat to be near the ocean because that's where I grew up. When I am home I am mostly doing crafts, playing with my cat, or working outside in my yard. Outside, I have an organic vegetable garden and a greenhouse for flowers, a little koi pond and a beehive, plus 3 chickens. I love all my pets, healthy food, nature, art and beautiful things. I am an active Post Crossing member and treasure my collection of postcards from around the world!.

Countries I have traveled to: England (including Scotland), France, Ireland, Italy (including the Vatican), Hungary, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Morocco, Netherlands, Belgium, India, Mexico, Canada & Bahamas.

States I have been to: Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Florida, Kentucky, West Virginia, New York, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Texas and of course, California.

Favorite Crafts

I love to spend time in my craft studio altering things, making things with nature, doing holiday/seasonal crafts, paper crafts and making jewelry with gemstones, glass, crystal beads and polymer clay. I also make day of the dead shadow boxes, paint on canvas with acrylic paints, resin crafts, Ukrainian (Batik) eggs. I don't sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch or journal. I am discovering so many new crafts through Swapbot. There are so many creative people here. I love it!

Themes & Styles I like

Alice In Wonderland, Fairies, Gypsies, Mermaids, Goddess, Cats, Victorian, Bohemian, Frida Kahlo, forest, ocean/beach, India, Egyptian, Irish, Scottish, British Royal Family, Tea themed, French shabby-chic/romantic, Dia de Los Muertos. Retro 50's, cactus, zen. Fawns are VERY special to me.

Things I enjoy receiving

HANDMADE THINGS I LIKE:

I love receiving Handmade items where I can tell love and pride were put into them:

Something you specialize in making or something your country is known for making.

I would LOVE a Snippet Roll!

Things Made With Nature,

Nicely Made ATCs.

Gelli Prints,

Spirit Dolls,

Junker Jane Dolls,

Tiny Felted Animals or Food.

Altered Items...Tins, Matchboxes, Bottles etc.

Shadow Boxes,

Paper Mache,

Amulet Bag.

STORE BOUGHT ITEMS I WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE:

Anything from my Amazon List :D

Eco Friendly Items,

100% Silk Scarves (amazon wish list),

Felted Items: Animals, Fairies, Elves, mermaids or Foods,

Thin/Fine Paintbrushes,

Eyelet Tool,

Fringe Scissors,

Polymer Clay,

3 to a Page Postcard Sleeves,

Pysanky Dyes,

Snap Settings for Gems!!!

Jewelry from Countries Outside the USA that Represent it's Style... example, a Claddagh from Ireland, Woven bracelet from Guatemala...

Tea, sealed in individual identifiable sleeves (not just the teabag itself)...I keep them in my Tea Journal.

Reusable sandwich Wraps/Sleeves,

Reusable Metal or Wood Straws,

Coffee,

Coffee Bean Gift Cards.

Hobby Lobby Gift Cards.

Michael's Gift Cards.

Handmade Decorations for my house from your Travels around the World.

Items from World Market/Cost Plus.

My favorite colors are Greens, Tropical color combinations, Pastels, Pink & Earthy Forest color combination. I usually don't care for purple or blue.

For jewelry I like shorter necklaces & my ring size is 5 1/2 - 6

FROM $DOLLAR STORES (if you must):

foundation sponges.

cute party plates,

Mod Podge,

Elmer's type school glue (no glue sticks),

Cotton Balls,

A gift card,

outdoor staked solar lights,

Tape,

double sided tape,

cleaning sponges.

THRIFT SHOP ITEMS:

Native American jewelry,

Turquoise,

Swarovski miniatures,

Sugared glass Candles, Art Candles (shaped/twisted),

Rock or Punk Rock Records, Cassettes or CDs.

POSTCARDS:

Alice In Wonderland, Disney, Mythical, Holidays.

STOCKING STUFFERS:

I use a trunk instead of a stocking, so size does not matter.

I do not mind receiving used things that are CLEAN and in good condition.

EXTRAS: If you want to include extras, a wrapped tea bag would be appreciated. I really don't care to receive loose papers,loose stickers & samples of washi.

Things I won't use

DISLIKES/PLEASE NO:

FOOD (including hot chocolate) or RECIPES - Allergies.

NO COSMETICS or TOILETRIES- Allergies.

I don't keep a planner journal (project Life etc.) or use page tags.

Note Pads, Sticky Notes.

No sewing, knitting/crocheting or cross stitching...Ribbons, Yarns..

NO KID STUFF: Pencils, Erasers, Sharpeners, Glow Sticks, Toys.

Magnets & Key Chains.

Makeup Bags & Coin Purses,

Loose Papers, Loose Stickers & Washi Samples.

No Religious Items.

THINGS I DO NOT CARE FOR:

camouflage, animal print or wine themes. I like wine, it just wouldn't match my home. I also don't use country type décor inside my home.

Thank you!!!

Quotes Movie Music Books

My favorite quote is:

"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then".

from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Shows I am watching: The Red Queen, Goldbergs & Forever.

Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction.

I mostly listen to 80s New Wave.

Books I am reading right now are:

The Rules Of Magic.

USPS & SWAP ISSUES

I do my best and would never intentionally hurt someone. If you have an issue with a swap I have sent, please message me about it. Some of these crafts are new to me and I am learning new ideas from others. I send my swaps off with well wishes and the intent to spread happiness. I absolutely love swapping!

Ever wonder what happens to all the things you make and send off? I have all my handmade treasures from swaps displayed all around my house. Dangling from walls or in glass cabinets, on shelves, in vases. I pull my flipbooks out for every holiday to display on the coffee table and all my ATCs & Pocket Letters are in albums that I go through every now and then. :)

Thank you for reading my profile and for all your swaps, they really brighten my days :) Big hugs!

Ratings

wolfeagle rated for Mer-Folks Art Doll on Jul 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks.
Artistic rated for Magic Box Destash Swap July on Jul 10, 2019
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Comment: What an eclectic box!
CANNEKCUL rated for 🎄Handmade Christmas Item - USA on Jul 8, 2019
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Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for my awesome items! I couldn’t wait, I opened them both. Lol ❤️
bjansen rated for Christmas Gifts in May USA on Jul 8, 2019
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DragonflyDaisy rated for EP Paperclip Bead on Jul 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the happy mail you sent! I love all the paperclip beads you made for me - it is hard to pick a favorite, but I must admit the peacock bead dangle is super cool! Thanks for being a great swap partner! 😃
mandigutterrose rated for Gemstone Oracle Cards on Jul 6, 2019
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Comment: So beautiful and sturdy 💖
nancylee rated for Haunted Houseplant on Jul 6, 2019
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Comment: Love it- my plant needs a name and will proudly join my Halloween collection.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome mermaid! I love the fabrics/vinyl and the packaging was super special. She is going on my doll shelf right now! Thanks!
naturenerd3 rated for 4th Of July Pocket Letter on Jul 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. Hope you enjoy your 4th
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Comment: Thanks!
tlemon4 rated for Halloween Matchbox on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome match box, I LOVE it!! Beautiful job, thanks for making my day. :):)
luleemik rated for Halloween Spool on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: LOVE that you went with a Dia de los Muertos theme:) Thank you for ALWAYS being a super swapper and sending fun packages!!!
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Comment: Thank you much!
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Comment: Thank for the beautiful ornament! Looking forward to hanging it on my tree this year! And thanks also for the adorable postage stamps:)
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Comment: Thank you :o) Can't wait to open my cute package...and the extras were fun!
donetta rated for Altered Playing Card Deck - Month 6 on Jun 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for sending me such cute APCs! I love them all.
Disneydezi rated for Halloween Wine Cork Ornament on Jun 17, 2019
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Comment: First off, you wrapped it all so beautifully! Thank you for such a lovely little ornament, only 4 months I'm excited too! The memo sheets were an extra special treat <3
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Comment: In my stocking it goes!
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Moominbrooke rated for June Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Jun 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!I Looking forward to finding out what it is :0)

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Comments

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

institches on Jan 14, 2019:

Fill My Stocking Swaps - I'm just getting my gifts opened today. I would like to thank you for all you sent to me over 2018 and for participating in the swaps.

sandyponey on Jan 9, 2019:

Happy New Year to you too!

institches on Dec 8, 2018:

Ethan was over to our house for the night so I let him open his stocking stuffers. He says "Thank You" to you for the Minion Blind Pack, the book, Lego's and something else which I can't read his writing...lol

Thanks for participating this yeas and have a great holiday season!

starhiker on Dec 7, 2018:

Such a lovely christmas card its very nice thank-you! no other half yet but will rate when it arrives.

1creativemama on Nov 28, 2018:

I hope you enjoy the items! Merry Christmas! Blessings, Heidi

shinyserra on Oct 27, 2018:

You are too sweet! Thank you so much for mailing extra stuffers! I will dip into them if I find a double :) Happy fall!

Moominbrooke on Oct 24, 2018:

Thank you for angeling! Good Samhain to you :0)

CurlyTea on Aug 6, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

ScrappyCEW on Jul 10, 2018:

Cotton Breeze Body Butter from Honey Butter Bath Co. - awesome!!!!! Loving it!

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