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Date Joined: January 30, 2009
Last Online: May 2, 2021
Birthday: March 13
Country: United States
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Hi and Hello!!!

UPDATED 15 July 2013

Just got back from Southern California!! I have a brand new grandson named Jackson. He came into the world on 13 July in the wee hours of the morning.

I'm a very happy Noani!!

About Me

I am a 2nd generation born and raised Las Vegas native (nativegan - NOT a vegan :o) ) w/ 2 boys. They are Ryan (age 13) and Jakob (age 15). I'm hoping that my boys and I will get photos and postcards from around the world.

I live in Arizona now and I don't miss the traffic at all!! :o) We enjoy spending time out on the lake enjoying the landscape and water.

I work with my hubs at our Residential Design firm that he started more than 30 years ago. It is my passion and very much a part of our family.

My F-I-L, who is 87, has Alzheimer's. He broke his hip at the start of the year and is having a very difficult recovery after 2 surgeries to correct it. He is a very important part of our family and his health and well-being will take precedence over anything else. That being said, there is always a risk that I may need to send late. Should this happen I will notify all partners and coordinators as soon as I can.

My Favorite Postcards

I love to receive photos/postcards of cool OLD architecture. I also like vintage photos of Las Vegas which are hard to come by!! I also enjoy the following:

  • Scenery

  • City Views - especially night views

  • Houses - especially the front door of the house. So much can be said about a house just by looking at the door.

  • Old buildings

  • Museum art cards

  • Mountains

  • Animals

  • Another Day in Paradise

PLEASE no ad/free cards

Favorite Crafts

I'm VERY addicted to Zentangles. I enjoy the 3.5" square tiles the most but ATC sizes are nice to practice on. I've tangled postcards, Christmas cards and a rubber duck which is harder than it sounds. I'm always looking for different surfaces and objects to tangle.

I also do a little bead work once in a while, mostly simple things like key-chains, book thongs (book marks) and rosaries. Some day I hope to learn bead weaving and Victorian beading. The works of art created with such detail are amazing.

I have an endless collection of beads in the hopes of finding great new projects to work on. Easy projects that break up the monotony of the day are my favorite, especially in the morning before the work day begins. It's the best way to get the creative juices moving. :o)

My other favorite craft is making envelopes. I've always loved the millions of different scrapbook papers but I just can't get into traditional scrapbooking. So, I use the sheets to make envelopes for all of my swaps when I am able.

Favorite Colors

I love lime greens, blues, greys and purples, especially in a combination.

I love red but can't wear the color red at all.

Bright orange (NOT NEON) can be lots of fun for crafting.

I do not like neon colors, not too fond of pastels.



The poor ratings were for swaps sent late due to circumstances beyond my control. Please see the "About Me" portion of my profile.

If you are reviewing my profile as part of the approval process for swaps I have joined I hope that you will look at the overall success of my history (hearts and 5's) and not focus on the unfortunate ratings.

It's unfortunate that most recipients are not understanding and rate as they do. Sometimes LIFE gets in the way, what can you do?

Thank you in advance for your understanding. It is very much appreciated!!

As always, if you are missing a swap please let me know ASAP before giving me a negative rating. THANKS!!

I (more often than not) go above and beyond swap requirements. If I'm going to be late, I let my partners know. Also, I put a lot of time and effort in my swaps to make them something I would like to receive.

That being said, if anyone is interested in private swaps, send me a message and let's swap!


  • People who judge others.

  • Flakers.

  • Swap Drama! We are all on this site because we enjoy crafts and receiving mail. There is enough drama in the world without creating drama in a place we often go to escape drama - make sense??

  • Disrespectful people.

  • People who don't communicate. Ever.

  • Receiving swaps that obviously had very little thought or effort put into them.

  • Paper scraps - I generate enough with my envelope making and other crafts. Please do not send me more.

  • Smoke - allergic


CardsZania rated for Zendala Dare B - #1 on Feb 21, 2016
Comment: View Cart My Account My Wish List Speed Order Gift Certificates Order Status scrapbooking classes and card making classes SHOP SALE BEST SELLERS ONLINE CATALOG PROJECT GALLERIES BLOG Home Sincere Sympathy Card By: Debbie Samples Click to view large image Click to view large image Designer’s Tip: Mix different petal shapes to form interesting flowers. Instructions: Card front: Cut 5½”x11” black cardstock, score at 5½” and fold to form a 5½” square card. Place the fold on the left. Glue a 5¼” square gold sparkles holographic paper centered. Mat a 4¾” ivory cardstock square on black cardstock with 1/8” borders. Glue centered. Use the largest scalloped oval cutting die to cut a scalloped oval from black cardstock. Use the largest doily cutting die to cut a doily from ivory cardstock, and set the inner oval aside for later. Trim the doily center, following the dots along the inside for a smooth inner oval window. Glue the doily centered on the scalloped oval mat, and glue to the card front. Use the Flower #3 cutting die to cut two sets of pink cardstock petals, two sets of pink hearts holographic petals, and two sets of ivory cardstock petals. Use the Flower #1 cutting die to cut two sets of gold sparkle holographic petals. Use the pine sprigs cutting die to cut four sets from green cardstock. Use the flower stem cutting die to cut three sets of stems from green cardstock. Use the Paper Tool Kit to shape the petals and leaves. Assemble three flowers as shown, starting with the largest petal first and layering smaller ones on top. Mix up the patterns. Attach each petal at the top with a Zot™ so the flowers keep their shape. Foam tape to the card with a doublelayer of foam tape (so they keep their shape). Glue a stem beneath each flower. Cut the pine sprigs apart, and place around the flowers. Place the gold “Sincere Sympathy” Dazzles™ on a 2½”x1” black cardstock. Mat on pink holographic paper with 1/16” borders. Foam tape 2 1/8” from the top. Card inside: Use the small scalloped oval cutting die to cut a scalloped edges around the doily inner oval from Step 2. Mat on black cardstock, and then pink hearts holographic paper with 1/16” borders for each. Place the gold “Keeping you in my Heart” Dazzles™ on the oval. Glue a pine sprig on the left. Supplies: (Find these supplies and more at www.paperwishes.com) Inside/Outside Greetings Dazzles™ (link) Two Oval Doilies and Mat Cutting Dies (link) Gold Sparkles Holographic paper (link) Pink Hearts Holographic paper (link) Classic Cardstock (link) Dee’s Distinctively Cutting Die Flower #3 (link) Dee’s Distinctively Cutting Die Flower #1 (link) Dee’s Distinctively Cutting Die Flower Stem (link) Dee’s Distinctively Cutting Die Pine Sprigs (link) Paper Blossoms Paper Tool kit (link) Craft Pen Knife (link) Cutting Mat (link) Zots™ Adhesive Dots (link) Foam Tape (link) Glue Stick (link) Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (link) Back to Gallery Click here for a printer friendly version Looking for Paper Wishes Live? Click here! Search Webisodes Archive Search Paper Wishes Store Submit This Week's Money Saver Click here to save! Webisode & Gallery Archive Contact Us Subscribe to the RSS feed Share this with a friend Weekly Email Reminder Copyright © 2016, Hot Off The Press, Inc. Paper Wishes Weekly Webisodes feature free scrapbooking video classes and card making video classes! Every week Paulette and Gail bring you new online scrapbooking or card making classes demonstrating the very latest paper craft and scrapbooking techniques. Each of our free card making and scrapbooking classes also gives you unique project ideas and tips from Paper Wishes’ Design Team. Come back often so you don’t miss any of the fun in our card making and scrapbooking classes! You are sure to be inspired! Also watch for our “Week of Webisodes” events where we feature new scrapbooking video classes daily!
Mammina84 rated for Handmade Surprises on Oct 25, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the Handmade Surprise =D ...and thank you for the wonderful postcards and magnet from Arizona!!! =D ...Many Greetings from Italy!!!...
Comment: Came unsealed, but it made it! Thanks! It made it in time for the next round :)
ShesJustKat rated for Black Envelope Swap on Oct 20, 2013
AZmom875 rated for Is this even a bookmark? on Oct 17, 2013
Comment: You did such a super job for this swap. Way above and beyond. I appreciate the address labels and the bead book thong.
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!!
joyhouse5 rated for Bridge Theme Postcard Swap on Oct 2, 2013
Comment: thanks
Kelsea999 rated for Postcards with water on Sep 28, 2013
Comment: Love the New Zealand card, thanks!
Pixiewillow rated for Handmade Envies & Small Gift on Sep 24, 2013
Comment: Wow so many envelopes and so many Christmas ones. Never thought to make seasonal ones before so this was a lovely suprise. Postcards were wonderful. Thank you so much for a great swap
Response: You are very welcome! I'm glad you liked them and thanks for the heart!
PrairieKittin rated for Zentangle Journal MIX IT UP on Sep 21, 2013
Comment: I got the journal! (I love the see-through envelope! I'm going to have to get some of those!). Thank you so much!!!!!!!
Response: I am so glad it made it!! Good grief! Thanks for the heart!!
Madelon rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #28 on Sep 21, 2013
Response: I apologize if you didn't get what you wanted however that is how I was able to fulfill the swap requirements. There is no need to yell.
LovelyOne rated for A To Z Questions on Sep 9, 2013
Comment: I loved you letter's format and your handwriting is gorgeous!! Thank you for the letter :-)
Comment: all the cards are here. One round, I had 3 too.
KyraSmith rated for 4x2 postcard swap *USA only* on Aug 28, 2013
florenceantonette rated for Postcards with water on Aug 21, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the resend!
jojokitty5853 rated for DRAW for 30 mins #3 - Flora on Aug 15, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for the swap! Really nice "doodles" you are quite good :) and I love the tags and cute little folders . A very nice swap packet ... And thank you for the redo :) that was very nice :)
Comment: Hi! Thanks for passing on such a lovely pc - it has been around! Lucky pc! Next round it will head home! Thanks also for the extras as well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
pintis rated for Zazzle Postcard Swap #4 on Aug 8, 2013
Comment: Loved reading about your memories of driving Fremont Street. Thank you.
bigmamabird rated for Stained Glass Window Envie on Aug 5, 2013
Comment: I like your stained glass design, variety is the spice of life, after all! Thanks! Also for the recipes...addressing the other side was a good idea as was the hippo stamp!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!!
deesides rated for DRAW for 30 mins #2 - Faces on Aug 5, 2013
Comment: Thank you for all the faces!

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CWarner on Oct 10, 2012:

Wishing you a very happy wedding day tomorrow! Hope everything goes off wtihout a hitch! Your swap-bot buddy, Carol in Denver

Faun00 on Aug 29, 2012:

This was the only way I could find to share this picture with you. Thank you again. http://media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com/upload/67061481922337611_K4XTMppz.jpg

ChikuNamika on Apr 23, 2012:

1000 hearts?

That should be celebrated :D

dancing cat

It was me a pleasure to give you the 1000th heart :)

ravenpixielove on Sep 23, 2011:

WOW thank you sooooo much for the FANTASTIC tangled Daisy It's really really good. Your lines are purfect!and I loved the black envie!!!!

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