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lovestosew

lovestosew
Date Joined: May 16, 2009
Last Online: January 12, 2017
Birthday: March 9
Country: United States

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Hi Friends, I will be taking a break for a bit, just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and going through chemo. I very much enjoy mixed media. I like to use old photos, small locks, keys ,game pieces,buttons,and vintage photos for many of these projects. Old advertising comes in handy for these projects too! I enjoy sewing, and occasionally make purses and totes. I like to make and swap ATC's and postcards. I like to journal also. Right now Iam looking for good luck charms , 4 leaf clovers, horse shoes, anything lucky. I collect old buttons. Love ,love,love buttons and buckles!

Other things I collect are: vintage pins, like enameled flower pins. sewing trims- ric-rac, ribbon, cracker jack or bubble gum machine charms, vintage children's flash cards, or game cards,game pieces, old valentines cards, postcards, I love old black and white photo's and the quirkier the better! Also, beach themed photos. Mismatched jewelry bits, small tin cans. . Of course, I love fabric. I like vintage fabric and new fabric. I like polka dots, flowers, fun, funky fabric. I like old sheet fabric too. , I like handmade beaded bracelets , I like things that make me laugh out loud. Anything plain cute, or funky.
Favorite Colors: I am always attracted to sea blues and greens. ( I love the ocean) I wear alot of reds and oranges. I like red and Turquoise blue together. And of course, Pink.

About Me

Wishlist: I would love to recieve some cute Japenese fabric,. Nice markers for journaling, anything with the union jack (british) flag on it, anything with birds, I would love some vintage or copies of old paper labels or advertising of any kind. Old pictures, Milagros, dangly earrings,re-made necklace, or bracelet of any kind made by you would be wonderful . Anything that 's a little "wonky", weird, or just makes me laugh! I like pretty note cards , stationary, decorative tapes. Any ATC, Journal page made by you.

About Me

Books: I read alot. I like mysteries, thrillers, fiction. Laurie Notara cracks me up.

I don't watch much T.V. ( I do like The Big Bang Theory).
In general..... I'm married, a mom of two , My daughter is 25, and my son is 15. I love to go to estate sales, flea markets and any place else that I can find " Good Junk". I love to garden both flowers and veggies in the summer. I love to laugh and just enjoy life!

Ratings

Angie rated for EJ: Ephemera ATC exchange USA on Oct 30, 2016
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Comment: Ha ha ha! You got me! I thought you included a $5 bill in as an extra! That's one way to get a star! LOL. Thank you so much for the fun ATC. It's very cool.
MookyLee rated for IS-Halloween Whimsy Jar - USA on Sep 28, 2016
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Comment: than you for the cute jar! its going to be hanging around even after Halloween is over because I love it so much!
Lisapotterylady rated for Tiny Ephemera on Aug 31, 2016
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Comment: Love getting swaps from you! This is a delightful package of items that I actually can use! Our summer has been very inconsistent, swinging from cold to hot and back again. There has been a lot of weeks without rain which is a pleasant difference from the usual.
Sugardragon rated for EJ: Trash and Scrap Mail Art on Aug 30, 2016
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Comment: love love love the postcard you made and sent out. you have lovely trash and scrap. :0) I too am looking forward to Fall and its lovely colors and interesting celebrations. Happy Swappin!
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Comment: You have some great scavenger hunt finds that you sent to me! Thank you very much! :-)
nancybarlow rated for EJ: Postal Ephemera ATC on Aug 2, 2016
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Comment: This is a super card! I like the composition very much and what great stamps! Thanks for the extras...a couple already have a use!
aliprice rated for EJ: Ephemera Destash May 2016 on Jun 1, 2016
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Comment: Oh my goodness! What a beautiful package of goodies! Thank you so much for everything, including the awesome card you made. I love it all!
Response: So glad you liked it! It sounds like we like a lot of the same type of stuff, so if you ever want to do a private swap, id be happy to!
Swan rated for One page! on May 10, 2016
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Comment: Wow, that book sounds fascinating from just that page, I will put it on my wishlist! And the bookmark is so awesome, I haven't received anything that special for some time!
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the fun goodies! I really like that fabric and lace.......... (I do make yarn bowls, but don't have any done right now. Guess I should get to work and stop playing on the computer!)
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Comment: Thank you, Gretchen, for all of the lovely items you sent me in this mailing. Loved the Paris theme on your envie. Happy Swapping and Happy Easter!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard! It made me giggle as soon as I saw it!
Response: So glad you liked it!
ginny19590 rated for Tiny Ephemera/ Art Supply Envie on Mar 14, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much. I loved all the little goodies you sent........=)
peachytea rated for WIYM: One Stamp Happy Mail! USA on Feb 8, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the nice happy mail! It made my day! I can't wait to use all the fun paper products you included. Your letter was sweet too. Oh, and I am so excited to try the cinnamon tea tomorrow morning, I'm intrigued. Thanks again!
graciepie49 rated for Kandinsky Circles January on Feb 5, 2016
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Comment: Hi Gretchen, happy to meet you! Thanks for your wonderful Kandinsky Circles card. I plan to keep active with this swap every month as long as it runs, and your card is an excellent start to the larger art piece I will have when I have received more of them. I may even get you for a partner again in this and have more than one area with your Kandinsky Circles. I love that you used 4 different mediums to create your circles, especially the fabric and sewing.
needlewings rated for Make Me Something With Your Crap on Dec 25, 2015
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Comment: Wow! such a nice package! At first I thought you sent me doggie outfits for my dogs, but no leg holes. LOL Awesome fingerless gloves! You did good girl! Thanks for all of the buttons too! <3 <3 <3
MissWhimsy rated for Vintage Ephemera Swap- USA on Dec 23, 2015
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Comment: WOW!!! Where to start?! This was one of the most fabulous swaps I have EVER received! And you made it so personal. I could see that you had really read through my profile because each piece of ephemera was specific to something I had listed as a "like" and every piece of ephemera you sent was just so special and amazing! I've got it all spread out in front of me now and am 'oohing' and 'ahhing' all over again! You were so very generous! Thank you for the treasure trove of goodies!!! :)
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Comment: I love this card! It's so creative! And all the extra red goodies - you're the bomb! Wish I could give more than one red heart!
MamaMangrove rated for November Scavenger Hunt PC on Dec 6, 2015
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Comment: I love your wonderfully whimsical mail art pc, Gretchen. And thank you for the great extra stamps & stickers.(I think my Mom saved those Top Value stamps for premiums!) The sideshow banner pc couldn't be more perfect. Right up my weird little alley! Many thanks for a terrific swap. Oh, & adventures have been put on hold while I deal with back pain. BORING!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely fabulous package! I'm adding this fabric charms to my quilt stash so they make it into my quilt :-)
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Comment: Hi Gretchen! OMG! What an awesome swap you put together for me! Every little item was PERFECT - the sewing supplies, the paper snippets, the adorable trim, the FQ, the striped washi - Phew! You were TOO GOOD to me. Thank for you everything! You deserve multiple hearts!!! (I think you were my partner for the Ephemera PL swap back in August!!) Hope to swap again soon! Valerie

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Comments

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

piratecaptainmo on Nov 27, 2015:

Thank you for the wonderful and generous WTA from the PPU group!

BetsyG on Nov 27, 2015:

WOW! What a nice full package I received in the mail today. Thank you so very much. My husband and I enjoyed looking at everything. Brought back some good memories. Yours went out in the mail Wednesday. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

cmdunderground on Nov 17, 2015:

Oops, so excited I must have hit the comment button too hard :/ sorry

cmdunderground on Nov 17, 2015:

Oh my goodness! I am so overwhelmed! Thank you so so very much for the most amazing package! (Wiym wish for tag) so so incredible! Love everything! I did peak :) but everything is going into our stockings. Wow! My daughter is going to be as thrilled as I am! Thank you for making this holiday season magical! Hugs

cmdunderground on Nov 17, 2015:

Oh my goodness! I am so overwhelmed! Thank you so so very much for the most amazing package! (Wiym wish for tag) so so incredible! Love everything! I did peak :) but everything is going into our stockings. Wow! My daughter is going to be as thrilled as I am! Thank you for making this holiday season magical! Hugs

cmdunderground on Nov 17, 2015:

Oh my goodness! I am so overwhelmed! Thank you so so very much for the most amazing package! (Wiym wish for tag) so so incredible! Love everything! I did peak :) but everything is going into our stockings. Wow! My daughter is going to be as thrilled as I am! Thank you for making this holiday season magical! Hugs

Saba on Jun 5, 2015:

Thank you for the great swap. Good luck with your Art Show this weekend!

NaomiD on Mar 23, 2015:

I forgot to thank you for the darling little china skunk you sent with the tiny little things swap. I love it so much. . . skunk

StarryNights on Feb 13, 2015:

Happy Valentine's Day from First Class Mail Art!

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