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kiki95816

kiki95816
Date Joined: July 24, 2013
Last Online: January 12, 2018
Birthday: November 24
Country: United States
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About Me

I believe in kindness, and believe that we all should give a person the benefit of grace. We are human and not perfect and all have the different skill sets. It is better to be kind and rate someone for their effort than to be mean and nasty. Swapping is supposed to be fun and a place to meet new friends. It serves no purpose to bash someone if you didn't get the perfect item. Pass it on or put it in your stash. If interested in a private swap for artwork or ATC send an email. I have mailed all the swaps I was involved in. IF you did not receive it please send me an email and I will resend. If something is not up to your standards, again please let me know and I will remake and resend. I don't believe in waste especially of paper products because we need trees to breathe so I do recycle mistakes and cardboard. If for some reason, something comes unglued and you see that there was a mistake or poorly painted ATC used as a back. I apologize in advance and will make it over.

I love swapping and try to look at the person's profile and send them something they would like. I was flaked on for the first time and am kind of bummed about it. So if you get me, send a note if you are not able to send out.
I am a self taught artist who has a studio at home. I paint in acrylics and watercolors. My artwork has been in over 1000 shows all over the world and have received recognition for my artwork. Since I started swapping I have been generous with giving out stars. The fact that someone took the time to make me something I think is wonderful and even if it is not my taste will rate them highly. I have noticed that I have sent out swaps that may include an ATC of mine. I don't use stickers as my ATC's are usually a miniature of a painting I have done or will do because I like the ATC. Art is subjective so you may not like my work but I ask that you take in consideration that it was not sticking on stickers but hand painted. Right now I am discouraged by swaps. I have been flaked on more then once and rated low on art work that others have paid for....Okay I am getting off my soapbox. I just ask that you be fair. I love to travel...anywhere. The thought of exploring somewhere new is exciting. My other love is eating out ....and my motto is have dessert first! Then if you don't finish your meal you have lunch the next day.
I enjoy old movies...favorite movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. I am a card angel to chemo patients, so if you get me in a blind swap or something other I could use CUTE BLANK GREETING CARDS WITH ENVELOPES. I also love blank ATC supplies, anything Tim Holtz. Vintage items. I want to redo my guest bathroom and make it a vintage powder room. Love drawing or watercolor pads. Anything Paris related.

I take my swaps seriously, live in a small town so if you are going to be late sending me your package, I am understanding. Just don't flake on me. ;) I dislike bugs....anything crawly creeps me out.
I have two cats one whose name is mama and has a bad habit of catching snakes and bringing them inside as a gift...The other is a previous Feral cat named Downey who has taken me a year to teach how to play with cat toys. I am married. Have two grown daughters, and two grandchildren..
I love to dance. I take pictures of everything.. I was widowed when I met my husband on a dare date and we were married last August.

Favorite Music

Pink, Adele....Bruno Mars..Pharrel Williams Happy song is stuck in my head at the moment.

Favorite Books

I like anything by Mary Higgins Clark...ashamed to say I read 50 Shades of Grey...now washing my eyes..LOL

Favorite Movies

Breakfast at Tiffanies. Gigi. Red, Steel Magnolias.

Favorite Television

Greys Anatomy. Big Bang Theory. Suits. Amazing Race, Person of Interest, Food Network HGTV, Love it or List it., etc. Vikings, Black List.

Favorite Crafts

I paint. I love playing with a paint airbrush tool. Dia de los Muertos crafts. (day of the dead). Love making ATC's and watercolor and acrylic painting. Always could use painting supplies like pads of paper.

a little more

I have Non Hodgkin's lymphoma and SLE Lupus. I am in treatment, but my husband has been kind enough to take my swaps to the Post Office. I have been battling cancer since 2006. I hope to one day write a book about my cancer journey. I believe in honesty and kindness. I take swaps and my artwork very personal. I have made a couple of mistakes. I sent out an ATC and had reused a drawing of a zombie that was scary looking as a back of an ATC. It was never meant to see the light of day but unfortunately the glue I used did not stick correctly and the person who received the ATC thought I did that on purpose. As I stated before I recycle and mortified that she saw the zombie. I would never send something offensive. I am human, mistakes happen and I am sorry for that mistake. I am a painter..and will use and repurpose materials. I respect crafters and wish I had a dye cut machine. Because I am an artist I do not hold myself above anyone. We all just have different skill sets. I apologize if I sound arrogant. I have been flaked on 6 times and have seen profiles where people publish their names. I don't do that. I think KARMA will take care of them and I do believe things get lost in the mail. It is not the end of the world for me if I did not get a swap. I personally enjoy making stuff for people and my world will not end if a swap does not arrive.

Likes

I love tea, orange flavored or something with spice. I also like lemonade and hot chocolate.
I love good chocolate, dark is my favorite. Little cookies are fun. I love coffee. French roast Love surprises, Cute greeting Cards, note cards My husband gave me a collection of Washi tape which I love. Would like to collect even more. Any art supply or art paper is always appreciated Colorful band aids for my granddaughter who is Type I diabetic. I would love to collect more ATC supplies since I just started making them. Love the Bmuse.com website. Rubber or clear stamps. Distressed ink. Items to decorate ATC's.
Dollar Store gift cards Michael 's gift cards Poly Clay Rubber Stamps Sharpies Copic Markers Recollection paper and embellishments from Michaels. Favorite colors green, blue, brown and black, purple, and teal.

dislike

Decaf coffee. I really don't dislike much....am grateful for anything, my major dislike are flakers. My average has been 10 percent of the swaps I have been involved in I have been flaked on. This has made me a little sad. I look forward to receiving swaps because mostly everything I have gotten has been wonderful. Especially the people who have gone above and beyond and sent extra special cards to use in the Chemo Angel program that I am involved in. To all of you who have sent your swaps, I salute you and am extremely grateful.
To the flakers, just wanted to say that I am now considering not swapping anymore. Maybe do private swaps with the people who have been extremely kind. Flakers, just remember KARMA. BTW...I understand things being lost in the mail...just when I have emailed you, and you fool me again and say you have remade and mailed...kind of hard to believe lost twice in the mail.

Chemo Angels

I am a Chemo Angel and a few people have asked me about it. Here is the website so if you want to become an angel too. I will tell you it is very wonderful to be a part of this program. http://chemoangels.wix.com/chemo-angels-1/angels-corner/angelscornerindex.htm# Recently I have been leaving pieces of artwork or notes in random places for Free Art Friday. I think random acts of kindness is awesome.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the note cards, and it enjoyed the recipes you added! :)
Response: sorry so late in responding. Was doing chemo and became very ill. Have not been able to even look on the site for months. Cheers
WPREGEL rated for Dessert Recipe Journal #8 on Jul 10, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much for thinking of me. I love this list pad and I hope my message finds you doing well. 😊
Kellyo1026 rated for Dessert Recipe Journal Swap #7 on Jul 7, 2014
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Comment: I got the journal today. Thank you so much for the cake cutter. I love it I actually do not have one and this one is adorable. Please take care of yourself and keep your self healthy.
Response: yay I am glad you like it and thank you so much for being understanding with not being able to mail. You are the best.
WPREGEL rated for Dessert Recipe Journal Swap #6 on Jun 22, 2014
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Comment: Thanks. 😊
KellyR rated for Simple Swap #8: Blind ATC on Jun 13, 2014
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Comment: thanks!!
Response: you are welcome. Did it get lost in the mail since this swap was months ago?
butterflylady rated for *** Blue Skinny*** on May 24, 2014
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Comment: Thk you for the lovely skinny, and the extra's. I loved everything. Love and prayers, Sandra
lostinavalon rated for Dessert Recipe Journal Swap #5 on May 14, 2014
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Comment: Thanks so much for the journal and the extras!
crochetjunkie rated for Pick 3 Swap - May on May 12, 2014
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Comment: What a wonderful swap! I loved everything you sent! Thank you so much!
Response: that makes me very happy!!
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Comment: I just loved this swap, I laughed for a long time at everyone's comments.
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Comment: I lol'd.
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Comment: oh my goodness i am so sorry this never posted! I loved this swap it was the best, so thoughtful and so much stuff~ if i could leave 5 stars i would.. ty ty ty
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the great rating!!
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Comment: lol
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Comment: I enjoyed this swap. I hope you had fun as well.
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Comment: I am sorry but your comment melted in my mailbox, as it is 97 degrees here. But since this was the funniest swap ever, I will give you a heart.
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Comment: LOL!!!!
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Comment: Thank you for making me laugh the hell out of me. Hope no saliva dripped out during your nap ... LOL
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Comment: Oh my goodness! I was cracking up. Thanks for the smile
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Comment: Thank you for the stuff!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 86 3 3
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Comments

MissWhimsy on Dec 25, 2015:

MissWhimsy on May 1, 2015:

Thank you for the awesome surprise postcard, and poem, that was such a bright spot to my day. Its been a sad week for me, I lost my furry baby, my cat Sahara, passed away in my arms this last sunday, she was eleven years old and it was really unexpected, she got ill on a tues and wed they found a tumor and by that sun she passed with me at home..... I hope things are getting better for you, how have you been feeling? Ive been thinking about you quite a bit and keeping you in my prayers since you reached out to me in your last pm. Hugs, Sarah

MissWhimsy on Apr 15, 2015:

hug

MissWhimsy on Apr 11, 2015:

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MissWhimsy on Dec 25, 2014:

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!! Sending my love to you & yours, Sarah :)

MissWhimsy on Apr 16, 2014:

Just put up a thankyou giveaway contest in TIAZ group, please sign up, there will be two winners! :)

MissWhimsy on Apr 16, 2014:

Thank you for joining and supporting so many of my new swaps in the TIAZ group, I really appreciate it, and I value your presence in each swap as you are such a phenomenal swapper! :)

MissWhimsy on Mar 22, 2014:

That's so sweet of you!!! I really appreciate your thoughtful comments!! Thank you for making me smile big! :)

Carolinaray23 on Feb 13, 2014:

Happy Valentines Day =D

urbeautiful

fiennesgirl on Jan 31, 2014:

Hi! I just went out to the mailbox and got the two Valentine ATC's that you sent me! We had a snow storm this week and the mailman didn't come for a day or two so I've been anxiously checking the mailbox. I was pleasantly surprised to open the box and find my goodies! I love the ATC's! If that's your first time doing them, then I'd have to say you're already great at it! I was really surprised to get something from a "real" artist who's had a showing and stuff like that. I love the girl and her cute little cap! So adorable! I love the heart one too! Is that paint or pencil? Thanks so much and thanks for the extra ATC!

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