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Date Joined: June 14, 2008
Last Online: November 1, 2022
Birthday: November 21, 1954
Country: United States
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Hello, My name is Wanda. I am originally from ND and have lived in England, Germany, Sicily and now in SE Ohio in the Hocking Hills region. We have raised 3 children, have 3 granddaughters and 3 great granddaughters. Most of which we no longer see since they are scattered all over the country:( So the only kids we have now are 3 rescued papillons and 7 cats by default that have adopted us! I also work for rescue groups, with transport and spay/neuter clinics. Sometimes I assist the vet and sterilize equipment, while other times I am on the road transporting dogs across the state or taking them to another clinic or working on trapping ferals.

In between all of this, I do have a business machine quilting for others, but have finally scaled this down to part time after 15 years in leu of finally deciding that the animals are more needing at this point in my life.

I am a former high school art teacher and love any thing art related. I love to paint, draw, work with fibers, make dolls, ATC's, altered art, journals, jewelry, chunky books, print making, pottery, paper mache',quilt, crochet and just about everything else.

Some of my favorite things

things I like are coffees, esp. K-Cups and willing to try variety of flavors. Carmel Vanilla Creme is my favorite. I love the ice coffees and lemon tea.

I also like rubber and acrylic stamps, mounted and unmounted. Abstract, things with curves, geometric, classical, vintage, Tim Holtz type, etc. are fun. I Just don't care for the cutesie ones.

I like carved erasers, and hand made stamping supplies, lino block, mono prints, things printed on gelli plates too. One of a kind stuff.

I also like Stencils, like artcellar type.

I love words and letters. Love them on fabric, on paper, stamps, stamps or what ever! Even phrases, or words of wisdom, fortune cookies too!

Fabric, Can a girl ever have enough? Of course not! Even if you pet it and put it on a shelf and never use, one can always appreciate it, rearrange it and then one day that ah ha moment strikes you for that certain project, you have that piece in your stash you got in a trade and you do the happy dance! Favorite fabrics would be with words, script, advertising, brights, or pastels and I love multi colored prints, geometrics, dots, swirls, paisley etc.

I like old broken jewelry, jewels or even steam punk looking like watch parts and such. Anything Tim Holtz.

I love buttons, especially if they are unusual, glass, or polymer clay type. Vintage ones are fun too!

micron pens any size especially black&browns, brads and washi tapes. Stencils and masks for journals. acrylic paints, brushes, and Schmetz sewing machine needles.

I collect things with the alphabet on like wooden blocks, printer's blocks, etc. Alphabet in other languages too! Chinese fortunes find their way into my art too.

I love fantasy, especially mermaids and faeries! Gypsy and fortune tellers, macabre and Halloween! Travis Louie's art is a scream!

I also would love if someone made me fingerless gloves or home made soaps.

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MUSIC...I love classic rock and pop. I don't care for much country, alternative or rap. I like a good blues once in awhile, but Jazz isn't really my thing. I like new age music or something to relax with.

TV...I don't get the time to watch much. But things I like are Big Bang Theory, Cut Throat Kitchen, Practical Jokers, Snapped, CSI, etc. Mostly mystery, criminal shows and comedy.


I am NOT into cutesy such as Kawaii or Hello Kitty or Disney. Nothing overly religious. I am sensitive to strong floral scents. I don't have pierced ears however if you sent them, I would use them in my art!


piratewithtea rated for The BIG One -USA- on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: :OOOOO Wow Wanda! This is such an amazing package, I was seriously not expecting this! I picked it up thinking it was something I'd ordered and then my husband pointed out that it was from Ohio and I was like, what could it be! Thank you so much, I did a quick go through of it but I am definitely going to have to dive back in, what I've seen though is lovely and wow! <3<3 and many more hearts than that!
Blufox421 rated for Surprise ATCs - June on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: thank you for the extras
Response: Your welcome. I take it by the response that you didn't like them that much, so I will send another. Even though it was to be a surprise, I will gear toward something that you might like better.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully wrapped gifts! I'm insanely curious, but I'm going to try to wait until Christmas to open them :)
Response: Ha! Well I am hopeful that it will be worth the wait! :) Thanks for the heart and the rate. Mine will probably be the only gift I get, so definitely waiting!
AZmom875 rated for cranky cat atc swap on Dec 8, 2016
Comment: The envelope was slip open , on the end near the stamp, but it does look like everything stayed inside, except for the $100 bill you sent. Oh bummer. I got 3 cards and a sleeve of backgrounds, which you wrote about in your note. From that I gather it is all intact. Thank so much for the all the cards.
Response: Yep, you got all of the contents except for the money. LOL This time of year, I can just bet workers look for gift cards!
KatlynAva rated for Wax Melts & Tarts on Nov 12, 2016
Comment: Wow! You went above and beyond! I love all the scents you've picked for me. Usually when I get holiday scents I only get evergreens, but it was nice to get a mix of cinnamon, cider, and cranberry ones as well! The aromabeads one smells great, I'll probably try that one out tonight. Did you make the cube ones or did you buy them somewhere? I want to try making my own one of these days! Thanks for an amazing swap!
Response: I usually go above what is asked, just my nature :) No the single ones that I added I thought you might want to sample and are bought from Swan Creek. They are soy based. I went ahead and added one of the Scensy ones for you to try too. I wanted to send you some others, but I knew it would be passed the deadline before I got them as I just got them at the craft fair at the school today. The woman that makes them has such fabulous ones! I just bought 30 of them today! :) As for the ones ones that I got in this swap weren't quite what I could use as there were some floral undertones that I can't quite handle and one was only half a package. One of the scents is what I could actually use. Oh well, I will just pass the others on.
Nbarbuto rated for PAIRING UP! on Oct 25, 2016
Response: Thanks for the heart and the rate!
vlhafer54 rated for Decoupage napkins on Oct 22, 2016
Comment: Wow! Love the stash - thank you so much.
Response: You are welcome!
moM rated for Wierd Wacky Wonders ATC - INT on Aug 7, 2016
Comment: I just sent you an email about the "stupid" place I found your envelope. This is such a great ATC and I love that you did the card as well! So very clever! Thanks for hosting this swap, thanks for all the goodies you sent and thanks for showing Travis Louis to so many of us!
Response: OH goodness! Glad it showed up! Also glad you love the card and atc! Thanks for the heart and the rate.
ShabbyJules rated for Pretty Paper Doll Necklace on Jul 6, 2016
Comment: Blown away love love love my alice she is hanging in my craft room and i love the extras thank you so much
Response: Oh so glad you love her. She was fun to do.
luleemik rated for The Queen's Scavenger Hunt on Jun 4, 2016
Comment: Oh, my gosh---I don't even know where to begin to thank you for all of the wonderful "Queenly" items you sent!! It could not have come at a better time as I've been under the weather and put a smile on my face:) I Love everything and the plaque is going up in my craft area!! Thank you for each and every single item!!! Hugs
Response: Glad it made it! I was hoping it was packed enough so it wouldn't get broken. Thanks for the heart and the rate!
Comment: Wanda, thank you sooooooooo much! I really LOVE what you make. And I feel very privileged you have send me the owl in tree ATC! The other one is great too (Wow, 3 stamps in just one ATC! You are amazing!) And all the nice stamps on the envelope ànd inside ... You made me feel very happy:-D You deserve a lot of stars!!! XO - Ellen
Response: So glad you are thrilled! I just sort of went stamp crazy. lol Thanks for the heart and the rate!
Comment: I love that you read my profile💗🌺...thank you for sending me a very cool gypsy matchbox necklace and for thinking about what I would like, by doing that you made the swap extra special.💖. Oh yes, Thank you for the great extras.... I just love that brass piece with the star cut out!! I'm really going to be able to use that in a future jewelry piece. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️swap-bot swapper. 🐾😄
Response: Good, so glad you like them. If you need any more of the star cut out, let me know. It was part of a belt that I disassembled :)
Comment: I really enjoy making these atcs!!! thank you for adding to my growing collection
Response: I love these swaps as they are so much fun! So glad you like the theme! Thanks for the heart and the rate.
SwissChallet rated for Postage/Stamp People on May 13, 2016
Comment: Thanks, Wanda, for this cool take on the stamp people idea! The body and face you chose are a perfect match!
Response: I am so glad you like it! I just love doing them. Thanks for the heart and the rate.
Mareree10 rated for ☼Grunge ATC☼ on May 2, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great atc. Love your background. The homemade ones are always the best! Neat "found" items too. TY for the extra bits.
Response: Oh good, so glad you liked it. I used fabric I made from rust dying and then painted a coppery paint over a construction joint web.
institches rated for Share Abandoned Art/OR Craft #10 on Apr 21, 2016
Comment: Abandoned at Dairy Queen. Thanks for pressed pennies too.
Response: Thanks so much, hope whoever gets it likes it :)
Comment: I just love this adorable Mermaid ATC! She's beautiful! Thank you SO much! <3
Response: I am so glad you love it! It makes my day!
moM rated for 1 for All - April Fools Day on Apr 9, 2016
Comment: I laughed out loud when I saw this ATC. I'm still cracking up...Love it!!! What a great addition to my collection. Thanks also for the terrific goodies you sent. It's all so much fun! Thanks again!
Response: What "foolish" things we do to please our partners. Glad it hit your funny bone. It's one of the funniest things I had seen in a long time and kept it in my collection for just the appropriate trade :D
lesdelarosa rated for April Junk Jewelry on Apr 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for all these different pieces, I can use so much of this I have ideas already, thank love it all...
Response: So glad that they will be of use! It's so fun to come up with something you just discover!
SwissChallet rated for Altered playing cards ATC swap on Apr 5, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the APC - the very first in my collection - and the extras that will easily find their way into future craft projects ;-)
Response: Thanks for allowing me to be your first APC! Thanks for the heart and the rate too.

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Happy Birthday!

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homeandheart on Jul 7, 2016:

Thanks so much for joining the Somerset Paper doll necklace swap! 👧 It was great having you!

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Happy Independence Day!!!

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Thanks for hosting in Inspiration Station!

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