Date Joined: August 2, 2009
Last Online: May 15, 2013
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
Hey there. My family and I live just north of Atlanta, Ga. Although I am a southern girl, I am a full blooded Libertarian. I have been making cards for the past ~12years and have been sewing for 16-17 years. I love most anything handmade- especially if it is green or has leaves on it:) I have 3 children that have all moved out, the youngest 2 recently. I have been looking forward to having my house to myself again, but it is kinda' weird:) Both of the younger two frequently call and "invite" me to dinner or lunch so that I can pay:)
I have 2 canine rescues; Maggie is 61/2 and Oscar is nearly 5. They make me so happy just watching them romp and play.
I will always do my best to make sure that the swaps I send are something that I would like to receive. I read profiles and try to incorporate my partners likes into the swap if at all possible. I will rate you as soon as I receive a swap item from you and would appreciate it if you would do the same for me. Please contact me if you have any concerns and I will do my best to help to figure it out. I can't wait to swap with you all soon.
I tend to have a book with me at all times. My favorite book of all is "A Time to Kill," by Gresham. Currently, my favorite books are James Patterson, especially the Alex Cross ones. I have a good number of Jonathan Kellerman as well. I tend to read anything and everything that is around me: boxes, billboards, notices...
I watch a good number of movies, but my all time fav is Disney's version of "The Three Musketeers." I love the story, the costumes, the actors and most everything about the movie.
I really despise horror movies. I don't mind the gore and blood; I just don't like the storylines.
I love anything "beat em up and blow em up." My most recent favorite is Neeson in "Taken." I think I have most of the Segall movies.
I enjoy the majority of the Disney "family" movies: i.e. "Eight Below."
I don't watch television but when I did, I was always searching for CSI, SVU and CI- gotta' love Goran's character. Loved "Good Eats" and "Simply Quilts" UPDATE: I now have satellite and LOVE "Big Bang" and "Justified."
Despised: The Simpson's, Soap operas, and commercial interruptions.
I love making cards. I use a lot of neutrals and greens are my favorite. I do like most colors but prefer muted tones rather than bold and bright. Pink is NOT a fav of mine although it certainly has its place. It is kind of funny but, I have had to reevaluate the I-really-don't-like-pink thing. Some of the best swaps and tags I have done here at SB have included pink "stuff" that is simply fabulous. I guess I just have never seen pink done right before now:)
I love nature themes and leaves are my favorites. I love florals, as well, although I do tend to choose the less "girly" ones. Monochromatics are fabulous but I haven't mastered it as I would like.
Sewing: my first passion I probably have enough fabric to clothe a small third world country. I hate to cut into it so many of the pieces are still whole as when purchased. Quilthome.com ROCKS. I would love to learn to quilt but I don't have an abundance of patience and cannot seem to get with the exact measurements and slow speed of sewing to keep the edges exact. I guess I like instant gratification too much:)
I am getting pretty proficient at making ATC. I now can make them and be proud to send them to someone:) I just needed practice.
bottom line though: I can find beauty in most anything and can appreciate the work that goes into handmade items- even when they are not to my personal tastes.
Handmade cards and ATC, unique paper for them, and other handmade items.
Would love to receive handmade items that I cannot make for myself: I cannot knit or crochet and a really long scarf or some potholders would be treasured...I will trade you cards for them:)
I have a good # of House Mouse stamps if anyone needs some images.
licorice, Brussels sprouts- EEEWWWWW! allergic to fish and shellfish
cutsey- although, on occasion, I can be persuaded- I am having to reevaluate this one, too.
stickers- I have a ton of them
Batiks- while I love them, I rarely, if ever, use them.
artificial sweeteners- I use Raw Sugar
anything heavily scented- lotions, perfumes, shower splashes and the like- I get headaches really easily.
Smoking- I have a cardio-pulmonary degree and see firsthand the damages precipitated by 1st and 2nd-hand smoking.
Intolerant of liars and cheats!
Coca-Cola Classic...red, white & you
Autumn hues- cranberry, pumpkin, olive, taupe, mustard, etc...
Herb or garden themed items or images
clock or travel images. music themed items
peace and quiet and a good book
magnets- the ones that actually stick to the fridge or filing cabinet.- the shaped ones are really cool
movies- esp action
SU! ---Especially the cardstock. I have many of their stamp sets from the past several years/decade.
books- esp murder mysteries: James Patterson, Tess Gerritsen, Jonathan Kellerman, Iris Johansen
soy candles- harvest, vanilla, apple, cranberry, citrus
sewing: I love it all. Amy Butler, Tula Pink, Joel Dewberry, Valori Wells, Basic Grey, Heather Baily
fabric- one can never have too much of it:)
natural fibers- don't care for acrylic, polyester, rayon
I cannot knit or crochet but would love to have an amigurumi ladybug or frog.
cooking/baking: breads, biscuits, pies, cakes, casseroles, but amazingly, I rarely make cookies
the smell of baking bread and pies, & the smell of citrus
lemons, oranges, apples, strawberries, melons, peaches
making cards: Tim Holtz, Amy Butler, Basic Grey, rubber and clear stamps, cool/unusual papers, handmade papers, small Primas, ribbons
good quality chocolate
pecans and almonds
sweets- mostly homemade- please remove fat and calories first- LOL
paper- all of it
letters and cards and ATC
fajitas- the best meal ever!!!
nature themes, trees. leaves. landscapes, flowers
pens- I have a collection but never enough
FairTax & The Free State Project
2nd amendment rights & responsibilities
individuality and uniqueness
Canvas grocery bags- let us all work to save a tree or two...and plastic lasts for ever...
Recycling postal envelopes
Breast cancer awareness
Red Dress Campaign
Lung Cancer awareness
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