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midteacher

midteacher
Date Joined: June 2, 2013
Last Online: November 22, 2017
Birthday: February 15
Country: United States
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About Me

Christmas:
I love glittery cards, humorous cards, cards with cats and dogs.

I enjoy receiving:
magazines (Cottage Journal, Flow, Victoria, most Somerset puplications, Daphne's Diary, The Simple Things...)
antique/old books
old photos (especially b&w)
watercolor, acrylic, or oil paintings
Dark or white chocolate
flavored coffee
See Things I collect (below)

Please, no ATC's or pocket letters, washi tape.

While I truly appreciate the thoughtfulness, please,
do not include extras unless it is something I am seeking, collecting, or for a project I am working on. I'm having a difficult time managing my own overflowing stash!

I am a high school science teacher in Flint, Michigan, working in an violent, unstable environment where guns and gangs are the norm. Constant changes in the administration, inept leadership, fear mongering and a "consistently inconsistent" regime makes for an HIGHLY stressful environment. A lot of my time is filled with lesson planning, grading papers, and completing government mandated annoyances. I struggle daily, sometimes hourly, with the undue stress of it all. Creating, painting, working in my art journals keeps me sane. .

I can not live in a house without cats! Our 3 cats (all of which help me create) and my dog help to keep my life in balance.

I invite you to peruse my blog where I share my art journals, painting en devours, and photography. At the beginning of each month I host a Stop Pinning and Make Something link where you pick one of your pins you've been desiring to make from Pinterest, make it then share it. It does not have to be crafty, it can be anything! The idea is to actually make something you've pinned rather than fantasize about it.

I Took the Pledge: IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A SWAP FROM ME, CONTACT ME ASAP! I always send. Please do not give me a poor rating prior to contacting me first (I had someone "not like" the ATC they received so they gave me a 3 without messaging me first).

Favorites

COLORS
I love bright, sunny colors. I use a lot of purples, greens, blues, and oranges in my work.

TELEVISION SHOWS
House of Cards, Madam Secretary, Grace and Frankie, West Wing, MAS*H, Shameless, Grey's Anatomy, & Blue Bloods

Favorite Crafts

Mixed Media
Rolos
Tags
handmade PCs
photography
art journaling
altered books

I no longer create/collect ATC's so I prefer not to receive them.
Pocket letters just aren't my thing either.

Other things I do 2 waste time

Pinterest (I'm a junkie)
blogging
reading oracle cards
photography
painting with acrylics
reading
collecting quotes
gardening
digitizing all my old photos
making bread in my breadmaker

Things I collect/want

ASKING FOR:
old Polaroids
B&W photos (photos of people are good)
collage football (especially U of M)
any rusty small objects
pressed flowers
gelli plate prints
mulberry paper
sea glass
feathers
die cuts (especially flourishes & birds)
ladies hankies
decorative napkins
tea/coffee dyed papers

photos
B & W
flowers
abandoned buildings
old barns
cemeteries,
tombstones
funny/odd signs
painted murals on buildings
cool/colorful graffiti (nothing gang related)
sunrises/ sunsets

I am creating (and still working on) an altered book for my oldest son, Thayer. Because his name is so unusual he could never buy any of those trinkets with his name on it found in souvenir shops.
I am asking folks to search their town's directory for a street sign or a business with his name in it, snap a photo and send it to me (either snail mail or email).

* If you know how to get the coordinates via the GPS on your phone that would be great, otherwise just the name of the town & state.

post cards

Naked
I prefer PC"s to be sent naked as I use them in my art journals.

I like photos of hot tourists spots that people buy to remember the place.
LOVE cards that make me laugh!
Postcard books

In Envies
B&W
flowers
birds
cats
holiday
college logos
angels
trees
sunrise/sunsets
odd shaped
rocks & minerals
antique/vintage
Disney (the place,not cartoon)
Germany
books
cemeteries
tombstones
funny/odd signs

Vintage/used
Like these especially if they include the sender's handwriting and cancelled stamp (but not necessary).

Hand crafted
I really enjoy getting water colors, painted or sketched PC's if allowed because I'm not really good at any of these.

DO NOT LIKE
Political, cartoon, religious, art (museum pieces, abstract), African American Heritage, Kawaii, celebrities, civil war

Attractions & Dislikes

THINGS I am ATTRACTED to:
Spiritual
Mystical
Angels
B & W photos/ pictures/sketches
bright & sunny scenes
trees
crystals
winter/summer solstice
Tiffany glass
flowers/roses
sunrises/sunsets
cats
Maxine
collage football
science stuff (I teach Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth Science)

DISLIKES:
stickers
anything crochet or knit
Kawaii
the Beatles
tea
anything religious or political
ATC's
anything African American History (I'm a school teacher; I get inundated w/it Jan & Feb)

ESPECIALLY DISLIKE
foam stickers
felt flowers
anything cartoon
loose glitter
loose sequins
junk that is obviously not a treasure

Projects I'm working on

CURRENT PROJECTS:
Altered book "Thayer" (see Things I collect)
Listen to my Heart art journal
Fall art journal
An Experiment in Texture art journal
Christmas art journal .

Photos

  • I prefer them loose so I can put them in my art journals.
  • If you can, add your watermark to the front.
  • Put you name and where taken on the back so I can give you credit in my art journals.

Troublesome swappers

@Sharune for Recycle Christmas card as postcard #6 - cat (2014) rated her a 3 for sending very late. 11/2017 she sends several harassing messages to change the rating.

Ratings

tlemon4 rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #5 on Nov 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much :):)
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Comment: Thank you for the festive hot chocolate card (my first received Christmas card this year :), yummy recipe, beautiful mail seals/stickers, and festive candy cane confetti (yessss!) It was a real treat to come home to after a long day. Hope your Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations are with those you love most! ♥
laterdayze rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #2 on Nov 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! I'm waiting for the day to open them. :)
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Comment: Thank you for the sheep pc :)
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Comment: Beautiful envie for starters. And fun Christmas stuff inside! ( I couldn't wait -- thank you!)
wolfeagle rated for HMPC: Altered Postcard #5 on Nov 10, 2017
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Comment: Thanks.
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Comment: THANK YOU for the wonderful swap! Painting leaves is a great concept and you did a beautiful job with the meditation board. I love autumn, and will add your work to the things I take out each fall.
Response: I'm so happy you liked this and it will be a part of your yearly ritual. That makes me happy. Thank you!
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Comment: Cute PC, thank you
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful heart!! And instructions on how you made it. I confess, I found this swap harder than I thought it would be and you did a fantastic job!
Response: Thank you for your wonderful words and the heart. I was intimidated at first too then I thought about my creative processes and the steps I take and converted them to using just white. So much easier after that!
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Comment: What a wonderful PC of Ohio - so different and eye-catching - I love it. Thanks so much ~~
MamaMangrove rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice PC-Oct on Oct 24, 2017
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Comment: Hooray! Your lovely leaf survived the rigors of the USPS. The stem was barely hanging on, but intact. Thank you for such fun mail art. I like the way you embossed the edges to seal the napkin -- nice touch. I like the haiku too!
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Comment: Nirvana -- They were a little after my time but I certainly know who they are! Thank you!
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Comment: What a great array of goodness. Thank you so much.
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Comment: Thanks for the super cute mama & baby monkey! Thanks for the "smile" and thankfully our snow melted in less than 24hrs and we're back to the 70s!
Poohtat rated for Science Postcard Swap #4 on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great card!
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Comment: Wow what a beautiful group of magazine clippings. Thank you so much for resending.
aladyde rated for Science Postcard Swap #3 on Oct 4, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for this very unusual card. I like it but it is not easy to stash. Danke!
Nnyla rated for "One Perfect Rose" on Oct 2, 2017
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Comment: What gorgeous roses! As usual, you sent beautiful mail to make my day happy. One is headed for my faith journal, the other to my inspiration wall. Thanks so much for always sending great swaps. Thanks, too, for joining in!
TexyDeb rated for WIYM: SEND ME YOUR UGLIEST CARD on Sep 29, 2017
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Comment: This is ugly, what is it? ha h a ha

Rating Overview

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Comments

bbsporty on Sep 12, 2017:

Thank you so much for the postcard that you made for me! It is so pretty!! Thank you for being an active part of the HMPC group and for hosting your series! I've had a hard time getting officers to host! It sometimes gets hard on me.

Mugsie on Aug 15, 2017:

WOW! Was I so surprised when I just got home from our vacation and got my very cool surprise in the mail! I have never gotten anything so awesome in the mail before! Thank you so much! I know right where it is going! XOXO Kelly

phillaine on Aug 13, 2017:

Great big thanks for the smashbook goodies! So generous of you, and so many goodies! I'm excited to use them in my various crafty endeavors. :) ♥

anrtist on Aug 8, 2017:

THANK YOU so MUCH!

I so appreciate you giving me such an awesome Distash Mania Group RAK PACKAGE!!! ;-) OIL BRUSHES & STICKERS & Manilla Tags!!! ;-) Yay!!!

MEGA Happy Mail!!!!

THANX

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Blessings! cc

JudalineZ on Aug 8, 2017:

Wow I love the paper doll you sent to me for the distash mania RAK give away! I love them.

manders2280 on Jul 14, 2017:

Here's a clickable link to information about the Concord writers: http://historyofmassachusetts.org/concord-writers/

TC on Feb 15, 2017:

WOW. The tag you sent me, angeled for the All That Sparkles swap, is gorgeous. Probably the best tag I've ever received on SB. You didn't have to send me anything, but I'm so grateful you did. :)

anrtist on Feb 10, 2017:

THANK YOU, thank you @midteacher for the manila envie full of great destashamania !!! ;-)
FOR THE DISTASH MANIA GROUP Jan. yearend WTA

Blessings, cc

bbsporty on Feb 7, 2017:

Thank you sooo much for the wonderful birthday postcard that you made for me! The colors on it are so uplifting! Makes me happy just looking at it!

Manurnakey on Jan 21, 2017:

Thank you for the GORGEOUS New Years card you sent. It's lovely!!! I'm going to write you back a letter...since there isn't much space here :)

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