Date Joined: August 25, 2012
Last Online: March 7, 2018
Birthday: July 26
Country: United States
40-ish part time teachers aide. Married w/2 children, 1 girl and 1 boy. I have 2 cats that think they are my children. I love to read anything by Mary Higgins Clark, James Patterson, Harlen Coben and the like. Paper crafts are my thing. Love them! From scrapbook pages to cards to tags and gift bags. My favorite color is red. Fav pet would have to be cats. I really do not like bears of any type. I live in the northwestern part of Pennsylvania. Beautiful up here and we do get all 4 seasons, even if it feels like winter is 8 months long! One of the best grape growing areas in the state and fall is so sweet smelling when the grapes are being harvested. Family is important to me, friends are important, too. I love meeting new people :)
Rock and Roll! Anything 80's-90's, love Tom Petty, all the hair bands, KISS, AC/DC, hard rock and soft rock. Long car rides alone I will listen to country, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith......and such I amd a preschool teachers aide in a catholic school so I know all of them.......maybe more than I want!
I may have mentioned my love of reading. It's real and it will never go away. I have a kindle my hubby got me for Christmas a few years ago and I have hundereds of books of all genres. It's great but on occassion I go to the public library and get a couple of books just to feel the pages between my fingers. I read mainly mystery/suspense but I won't say no if it comes with a great recommendation.
Some nights I just like to chill on my couch and watch my fav shows. The Big Bang Theory cracks me up! I looooove Sons of Anarchy, wow! That show is great. Mainly comedy's, but American Horroe Story sucks me in. Only reality show I watch is Project Runway. I had to give up Survivor for one of my favorite out-of-the house activities....bowling. I'm not good but I have so much fun and I think the other teams like playing with us ( we have a reputation and we work hard at keeping it)
I love making cards....birthday, wedding, holiday,you name it and Ill make. My least fav to make is sympathy but when I do make one it makes me feel good knowing the recipient will see how much I cared. I would LOVE if there was a decorate a gift bag swap! They are so fun to alter. I do have a blog and I have posted and put up pics! Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. I recently entered a MasterCraft contest, it was so exciting!
A few more things about me: I love cats ( I have 2, Albert and JoJo ) Snowmen, haven't met one I didn't like. Well, maybe the ones made from real snow! I might have an addiction to paper. Patterend paper, cardstock, glitter paper, holiday paper and cardstock, if I don't have it then I want it. I have a room dedicated to my hobby, and I can even move and FIND things in it :) Brads...I have some....ok, I have alot. More than is normal but hey, you never know when that certain project needs just that 1 little thing. I'm a part time preschool teachers aide and I love it! They are so cute at that age. Plus I'm the tallest one in the room! I have 2 kids and I love them and wouldn't trade them for anything..... I'm married to a great guy, he totally gutted and remodeled a 150+year house to just what we wanted and I am never leaving it, it's beautiful. I league bowl every Wednesday night from Sept-March. I'm not great at it but I love it! 3 hours with some girlfriends does wonders to recharge a girls batteries. Oh, and I have a BLOG! And I know hoow to use it :) I have thousands of stickers and very rarely use them so I would not like to receive them. If YOUR looking for a particular sticker, please let me know.
You may be wondering where I am......From January til April I have 3 big projects at school that I must get done. First and foremost is our school yearbook. I have built this book for the last 3 years and this year started a new program that is very time consuming ( totally online and very tedious!), and we have 2 big fundraisers so my swaps will be sporadic at best. If something catches my eye or I think I have time to do one, I will swap. So, for now, I'm down but not out :).See you in April!
In case your wondering about my recent 3......My swap was sent on time and intact. She never rated me so after a month I sent a message, a week later she replied with a scathing remark. As you can see, my swaps are always completed and never a joke. I should have been contacted about any issue she had. The 3 was not deserved, I stand by any of my work.