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ondrea

ondrea
Date Joined: August 26, 2020
Last Online: March 20, 2023
Birthday: April 25
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a retired urban planner and semi-professional photographer. I live in a small, suburban town east of Pasadena, CA. I love to craft, (wreaths, paper crafting, glass fusing jewelry, and all kinds of crafts whatever moves me. It changes all the time. (ADD? ha ha!) I am an avid baker and have taken a professional pastry making class as a gift to myself in retirement. I love to travel all over the world to photograph landscapes and wildlife. I just got back from my 2nd African trip. I also do portrait and street photography.I also have a sense of humor that borders on raunchy. I have a white Cairn/Scottish terrier, brichon frise mix and a ginger young cat. He's tearing up the place, but he cracks me up. . I have one daughter who is 30. I love birds and all wildlife and I love flowers and vegetable gardening too.I raise monarchs in the summer months as well. Lots to do when you don't have a day job!

My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ondreafae/ has predominately my baking creations, and my crafting as well. My photos are listed here: https://www.instagram.com/ondreatyephotographi I love stickers of whimsical dogs, cats, mice, rabbits and frogs and I love flower stickers that are real-ish looking and butterflies and dragonflies and pigs, particularly flying pigs. I love anything floral and anything weird. If I were a sticker company there are ones I would do, fat ladies, cat mermaids, flying pigs and fairy, elephants, you get the idea. ... I am getting into ATCs and love them as well. I do raised collage.
I don't have favorite books, I do have fav movies but don't really see the point of listing it here. I am not into celebrities or movie paraphernalia anyway or branded stuff. Living in La La land, we're used to seeing movies being made in front of us. In fact, they filmed all the time in front of City Hall where I worked. I once walked up to the director and tell him why they ruined the TV series. Hey, he's on my turf, so I felt I could:). I like jelli pens, and unique craft supplies. I have plenty of watercolors, gauche and acrylic paints so not that. I love those press-on stickers that look vintage. In fact, I love any vintage-looking stickers and ephemera and those Tim Holtz Ideology bags of things. I also love vintage old-timey postcards of people, and even if it’s a old-timey photograph, postcards, old magazine covers and advertisements. Man they are so cool….I like old how to craft books… I love gift cards! Starbucks, Subway, El Pollo Loco, Taco Bell, Panera Bread. You know the usual… I appreciate anything homemade; I do not judge, so long as you didn't slap it together as an afterthought. Whatever your talent is, I'm sure I'll love it! I felt I needed to update what I do not like as it’s important. I don’t like notecards, journals, (someone sent one to me which I love with a pen but no more) or homemade journal pages pens, washi tape (Egad, I have some much already!). I do, however, LOVE beautiful hand painted watercolors of birds or botanicals..

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Comment: Ondrea! Thank you so much! I’m not opening the gifts until the week of Christmas but I’m super excited! I love how you decorated the shipping box! The stocking is very nice! Thank you for the nice letter, it was fun reading and getting to know stuff about you! You’ll hear from me again soon, Merry Christmas!
Response: i'm so glad you are happy. I hope you like it. I think you should open the one gift that looks roundish in tissue now. Just a hint :). Please send me email after you open it.
Ryder rated for express Nature ATC on Oct 17, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much, arrived today.
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Comment: I can't believe how much this package cost you to get to me. Thank you for your very creative ATCs and the extra cards. Take care!
Response: Yes, the postal service has gone up. We have a horrible postmaster. He's ripping us all off! But I'm glad you really liked it. That made me happy. Thank you!
mspandatrain rated for CPG Handmade Bookmarks - Global on Sep 19, 2022
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Comment: OMG, I love the bookmakers, especially the one made in resin, what a great idea! The cat one is too cute, a friend saw it, and she says "thank you very much and it was beautiful," she loves cats! thanks for the letter, I think, that's the best part of Swapbot. about three years ago, I decided to "dust off" my machine too and it's been non-stop sewing since. Hugs!
Response: I'm so glad you like it!
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Comment: thanks for the cute bird ATCs
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Comment: Thanks for the cool photos. The cat eyes are really neat,,,NM has been hot this summer...been travelling though.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the 'crazy bird' ATCs. You guessed it right, we are well into the monsoons here. I do hope you get a chance to visit the Southern part soon. Thank you for swapping. Take care and stay safe.
Shiraz rated for AAA: Cat on Aug 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the 3-D cat ATC and all the extras. The 3-D technique was interesting - I’ve never done that so it was fun to get. Have a good day.
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Comment: Many thanks for the beautiful cards, your shots are always so close up and clear, like the kind of photos in magazines and on nature specials — and how exciting that you’re going on a trip to Africa!!
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Comment: Thank you so much! The bird bundle just arrived today, and I feel so spoiled with all the goodies! Your photographs make such lovely postcards:)
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Comment: I never expected a load of stuffs in an envelope. Thank you for all the beautiful butterflies PC, photos and ephemeras. Have a good holiday and stay safe.
Conni59 rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 FOR 2: WONKY HOUSES on Mar 10, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the creative tags love the hanging bits! Also thank you for all the extras. It will be fun to create with them.
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Comment: Hello Ondrea, Thankyou for the great bird bundle. Love all your photo PCs! You must have a good camera! Thanks also for the stickers& notecard. Very clever making your own stickers! Like the handmade envelope as well! ❤️❤️❤️
mirrahn13 rated for Free Theme ATC Swap #18 - USA Only on Feb 10, 2022
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Comment: thank you so much for the awesome goodies! the flower petals were a first for me but i absolutely cant wait to use them!! the kitty theme ATC was really cute as well!! <3
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Comment: This is AWESOME! I greatly appreciate it, You really made my day with this wine bottle stopper, it's Monday, I don't care, looks like I'm drinking wine today :)
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards and the letter. It was a fun, fascinating read. You captured the best and the worst of NJ. Love your photos, too!
Response: Thank you. I forgot to mention I was in NJ last June for the Cicadas! I took macros of them and I got a lot of wings (from the dead ones) and making earrings from them!
Sweetrizzo44 rated for FTLOC#1- Bookmarks-US on Jan 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome bookmarks and all the special extras. The photo of the elephant was really cool. I am touched that you shared those photos with me. Thank you again! <3 <3 <3
tatntole rated for FTLOC#1- Bookmarks-US on Jan 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for everything you sent. The stickers made from one of the photos you took on Safari are especially cool.
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Comment: Ondrea, thank you for your lovely mail! Wow, you do travel a lot and seem to be very busy. What an exciting life! 😀 Thank you again. Take care and happy swapping! Annabelle xoxoxo
Response: Thank you!
lou rated for Sharp Shooters: Favorite Photo(s) on Dec 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful photos and so great you made some into stickers & notecards for me, too — it’s super that you’ve seen all these phenomenal things and that you’ve been able to capture them in your photos! Your envelope was very special and I enjoyed your note about your travels, too … happy holidays!
Response: Thank you for your compliments!

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lou on Jul 24, 2021:

Please check your private messages, hope all is well -

yvonne401 on May 22, 2021:

Welcome to Butterfly Lovers! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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