Date Joined: September 20, 2011
Last Online: November 13, 2017
Birthday: August 31, 1960
Country: United States
I've lived in Colorado since 1976. I am divorced, a mom to two boys, and the grandma of two grandsons. We have a rowdy Australian Shepherd named Chip and a black cat named Wilson (=^.^=).
Crime solving shows--The Blacklist, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Unforgettable, Without a Trace, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods,The Mentalist. Any cooking, crafting or travel shows--Martha Stewart, HGTV, public TV, House Hunters International, Amazing Race. The Good Wife, The Voice and Madam Secretary. FAV movies---Comedy, Romantic, Action, Sports
Fiction mysteries related to knitting, cooking, gardening, cats, coffee, teahouses. Cookbooks--Taste of Home, Gooseberry Patch, etc. Craft books/patterns. Gardening books. Herb books. Children's Golden Books, Children's Classic Literature, any Mary Engelbreit books
Luke Bryan,Keith Urban, Lonestar, Lady Antibellum, Rodney Atkins, Chris Young, The Fray, Coldplay, Kenny G, Celine Dion, Maroon 5, Adele,Shania Twain, Darius Rucker
I LOVE to garden, cook, papercraft, knit, crochet and some sewing.
ATCs and supplies--precut cardboard backings, papers, charms, stickers, flowers, jewels, lace, ribbon, feathers, any destash items.
I would love your finished destash ATCs, Skinnies, Inchies or Twinchies that don't fit into your collection if you are looking for a home for them :)
quality notecards, greeting cards, handmade envies
Garden and nature quotes
Beatrix Potter/Peter Cottontail
Little Red Riding Hood
Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, Toto, Lion, Witches
Three Little Bears
Hansel and Gretel
Winnie Pooh and friends
Cute Woodland Creatures--Owls, deer, rabbits, birds, mushrooms, cute mice, bears
All kinds of birds--owls, eagles, hawks,woodpeckers, hummingbirds, bluebirds, robins, bluejays, cardinals, blue heron, parrots, toucans, macaws.
Birds, Butterflies, Bees, Ladybugs, Dragonflies
Cats and Dogs
Faerie gardening supplies
Acrylic/ rubber stamps
Flat metal charms and flat or shaped buttons
Handmade jewelry--Rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings
Quality candles/all scents except Lavendar
Stickers over 1/2" (no Disney), especially flowers, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, jewels, gold border stickers
Quality handmade soaps or french milled type
Bronze metal items
Vintage items/ paper(please--NO book pages)
Ephemera--Buttons, lace, Victorian, die cuts, images, stamped images/phrases on cream colored cardstock
Home colors/style----Earth colors/Tuscan
Jewelry metal--silver, bronze
Coffee mugs with cat related images or garden related
Quality MILK chocolate like Lindt, Lindor, Sea salt caramels, quality truffles
What's not to like about these big eyed beanie boos?
ATC's--I like lots of embellishments and layers and very few stickers. I like ribbons and trims, lace, glitter, borders, metal charms, buttons, anything that adds dimension and appeal.
PLEASE WRITE LEGIBLY! It is very frustrating when I have to decifer the message. This means running letters together, rushed handwriting, etc. PLEASE PUT YOUR RETURN ADDRESS! This is because the postmark is rarely clear enough for me to tell where the card was sent from.
You will NOT get a heart if either of these things are missing. I always look for reasons to give hearts but I can no longer overlook these two things, sorry.
Cats, Dogs, Wildlife, Nature, Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Flowers, Botanic and Gardens, Bees, Herbs, Colorful Landscapes/Scenery, Vintage(any), Recipe, Mother w/child, Beautiful Women, Humorous, Mapcards, Tourist Attractions, Fairies, Quote cards, Garden/ Nature, Beatrix Potter/Peter Rabbit, Homemade(any). I'm NOT fond of City Scapes or Weird/Twisted PCs.
******DISLIKES/PLEASE DON'T SEND***********
ATC's I am not a fan of digital atcs. I am not a fan of hand drawn/painted atc's unless you are good and a true talented artist! 'Good' meaning that you have been doing it for awhile and it comes out better than children's artwork-LOL! Good means that you have gotten plenty of nice comments about your work over the years, not just from your family. I can't draw worth beans, so I don't subject my partner to it. However, if you are a true talented artist, I will love it, so please don't hesitate to send me your LOVELY HD/HP artwork! I also am not a fan of magazine clippings; they seem very sloppy looking to me.
Notepads/Memo Sheets/Sticky Notes
Journal cards--I don't journal
Magnets(unless it's a cute animal or floral/gardening related)
slippers/socks/gloves (unless handmade)
religious items, crosses(angels okay)
tiny stickers/reward stickers/ cheap looking stickers
foam stamps and stickers
erasers or highlighters
preservatives/sucralose and other artificial sweeteners
No LOOSE tea please, unless you are sending me a full container that is unopened and factory sealed. Please send tea in it's wrapper so I know what the ingredients are, and the brand name in case I want to buy something that I've tried and liked.
I mostly like black spicy teas. My favorite is Good Earth Original Sweet and Spicy-- love it cold, too. I also like most herbal and fruit teas. I'm not crazy about plain camomile, unless it is with other ingredients. I'm also not real crazy about plain green tea, but if you want to try to change my mind, send me your fav and I will try it!
Starbucks, Gevalia, Godiva, Fair trade, Dark roasts
I normally don't like to receive food in the mail unless it is part of a swap. If it's good quality MILK chocolate like Lindt-Lindor or Cadbury, or salted caramels, however, that is a different story-LOL.
Rubber Stamps, Cricut, Papercrafting--punches, cardmaking, etc, ATC's, crocheting, knitting, gardening, cooking, canning, everything Martha Stewart(sorry). I can sew but don't like to much anymore other than quick and easy machine or handsewn projects.
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There's a bird hidden somewhere in the picture--can you find it?
About ratings.....I rate on the quality of your work and if you have put time, effort and love into it and whether it fulfilled swap requirements. I give hearts if I think the overall swap was extra special, NOT just because extra items are tucked in. I don't expect extra items. If your ATC is basic, you may not get a heart just because you sent extras.
I am pretty easy going on the deadlines. If you need more time, just let me know! I understand that life gets in the way and would rather wait and get a well made item than get something that was quickly made.
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