March 13, 2010...I signed in today to just check on the swaps I am still working on and to get addresses for them, I am working on getting the last 5 or 6 that I still have left to do finished and sent out, I finished and sent out 6 or 7 already...I want all of you that are late being sent to, to know that you WILL receive your swap, albeit late. I don't want you to think you're not going to receive them because I promise you will. I know a promise doesn't go to far these days, but my word is good, and I mean it when I say I will send each and every one of you your swap. I'm so sorry they are so late, I am doing everything I can to catch up and get them sent out to you. My apologies once more.
I have sent messages out to all of my swap partners that I am late sending to. I WILL be getting the out to you, I PROMISE. I just went through a bit of a tought time there, and now that things have settled down, my main priority is getting these swaps finished and sent out. I will send a bit extra with each one as well, to try to make up, even in the tiniest amount for the lateness. I feel completely awful for being late with the swaps, it ISN'T at all like me to let this happen, and my conscience will not rest until I have completed and sent every one of these. My apologies, once again, and I will message each of you individually to let you know when your particular swap is on its way so you can know to keep an eye out for it. Thanks!
Hello fellow swappers! My name is . I am a 29 year old mother of 2 beautiful little girls, Cadence Michelle, age 5 years and Elizabeth Michaela Grace, age 3 years. I live with my partner of almost 15 years, Donnie, and he and my daughters are the loves of my life. We all live together in a house with my sister, her boyfriend, my nephew, and my 3 nieces, and my mom. Considering it's such a big family, we actually get along really well. My nieces and nephews are great, and I feel lucky to be able to be so close to them as they grow up, it's a great privelege of living all together. I currently stay at home with my kids, and hope to be able to do that until they both start school...however I think I'll probably have to get back to work soon. I have my Associate's degree in Business Computer Programming, but that's not my passion... I'm not sure what that is yet, but I really hope to find out at some point. I am a Christian and have a strong faith in God, however, I do not attend church. I feel that one is able to have their own private relationship with God without having to go to church every week, and that is what I do. That being said, I am far from a saint, for sure am not perfect by any stretch of the imagination...I've been rather mischevious in my life actually, but not so much now. There isn't very much that can offend me, I'm not really picky, have a great sense of humor, and tend to look on the bright side of most situations. My zodiac sign is Leo. If I would have to choose between whether I'm an optimist or a pessimist, I would definitely say I'm an optimist, and am so glad I am. I don't like to think that things are going to turn out in a bad way...I always hope for the best to happen, and I trust that there is good in most people. That being said, though, I am not naive and do not let people take advantage of me. I'm not judgemental of other people, LIVE and LET LIVE, you know what I'm saying? Well, I guess that's mostly everything about me, maybe more will be added at a later date. I look forward to making many friends on here, and doing so many creative things with swaps on here. Happy swapping everybody!
I love music, all types, except I don't listen to classical or opera all that much~it's not that I don't like it, I just haven't really listened to it all that much(I do like Sarah Brightman, though). I listen mostly to pop, rock, alternative, country, newer R&B(from the last 15 years or so) and rap/hip-hop music.
I LOVE BOOKS
Wow, I don't even know where to begin on this one. As Drew Barrymore in the movie Ever After would say, "I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens." I feel exactly the same way as that. I guess I do like certain genres better than others, though. The genres I like, in order of how much I like them from most to least, are horror, paranormal nonfiction(true ghost stories, etc.~Love these!), paranormal romances and other paranormal fiction, Urban fantasy, true crime-(It may sound strange, but I also like things to do with true crime...forensics, crime scenes, what makes a serial killer or just any killer/criminal tick...for some reason I just can't seem to get enough because it intrigues me so much), thrillers, mysteries, fantasy, science fiction, historical romance, other nonfictions(biographies, autobiographies, history, etc.) There may be other genres that I haven't heard about or have never tried reading, but I'd be willing to learn about new genres and am open to read new genres also~ I just REALLY enjoy a good book...if it's a great book, it's a great book...the genre is irrelevant as far as that goes. I really do read a lot. It is one of my most favorite things to do.
My Favorite Movies: Ever After, Pay it Forward, Natural Born Killers, Hope Floats, Big Daddy, Running Scared, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Interview with a Vampire, Frailty, Miracle on 34th Street(great Xmas movie), all Shirley Temple movies(love em), The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly(really enjoy Clint Eastwood westerns), The Little Mermaid(Yes, the Walt Disney one...come to think of it I actually really love Pocahontas and Beauty and the Beast also...I love all the Disney movies very much...guess that's a little piece left from my childhood). I know that there is more, so I will add them as they come to mind.
My Favorite TV Shows: Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, Ghost Adventures, Most Haunted USA, Paranormal State, Supernatural, First 48, Intervention, The Cleaner, Haunted Evidence, Crime 360, NCIS, The Wire, South Park, The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, MadTV, All My Children, Days of Our Lives, Forensic Files, The Bachelor, The Hills, So You Think You Can Dance, Lie to Me, Dollhouse, Breaking Bad, American Idol, and Hell's Kitchen, The Bachelorette
I really enjoy making ATCs, postcards, handmade envelopes, doodling, writing letters, poetry, and short stories, I think I'd like to try writing a book someday.
Wow, I have finally made my first dotee doll...it was so much fun, I am sure I will be making more of these cute and charming dollys. smile
I love making matchboxes and whimsy jars.
I have learned how to emboss and am loving that.
I started making button fairies recently and would like to try making fairy doors at some point in the future. I'm getting ready to make my first captured fairy in a jar also.
I'm now going to try making handmade notecards and making things out of polymer clay...Oh yeah, I'm also beginning to alter journals and notebooks, and I'm enjoying this very much.
I'd like to make my first journal for someone in the next year's time.
Anything to do with the paranormal-don't know why, but for some reason it just fascinates me...all of it from ghostly apparitions to vampires...it just interests me so much I get goosebumps thinking about it, LOL. Added May 21, 2009~ WOW! I just saw the cutest things! I'm sure some of you out there have heard of them...they are Living Dead Dolls, they are just too cool. I think I may want to start collecting these, I'm totally won over! =o) hmmm...just ONE more collection couldn't hurt, could it? LOL!
Anything from My Wishpot or Etsy faves
SCENTS I LOVE:
CRAFTY THINGS I LOVE:
THINGS THAT I LOVE
I'm not picky and really enjoy any extra items you feel like putting in swaps you send to me...I really enjoy the surprise of seeing what the other person made for the swap itself, let alone any extras there may be, all of it-swaps with or without extras almost always make me smile, I just love them all!!!
I love to play my Nintendo DS, Playstation 2, XBOX, and XBOX 360. Sometime in 2009 I hope to get a WII and a Playstation 3 also~wow, I got my WII for Valentine's Day...it was a HUGE surprise, and I am really having a lot of fun with it. It's nice because it really allows you to get together as a family and play. I love to play video games, just can't help it. It's probably 4th on my list after 1.)Playing with my kids and enjoying time with my family...2.)Crafts and Creative Writing...3.)Reading...then my video games. Smiles
My daughters are 3 years and 4 year old, soon to be 4 years and 5 year old, so now that they are almost a year older, their likes have changed some. They really like the Little Pet Shop toys and playing with their Little People, Fisher Price toys too. They enjoy watching Diego, Dora the Explorer, Strawberry Shortcake, Little Einsteins, The Backyardigans, My Friends Tigger and Pooh, Spongebob Squarepants, Sesame Street, Phineas and Ferb, and The Simpsons. The have sticker books that they enjoy putting stickers into. They really like cute, hard plastic headbands to push their hair back away from their faces and cute hair ties and small scruchies for pony tails and braids. They enjoy coloring books and paint by water books very much...and are just happy, sweet little girls for the most part. Elizabeth likes princesses better and the color pink and Cadence likes dinosaurs and Webkinz better and the color yellow. They both like playing video games on the Nintendo DS AND on the computer...they especially have enjoyed playing an educational game I downloaded online called JumpStart...and they love playing outside also and going to the park. They also love their I Spy books AND their coloring books and crayons!
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Disney and Dreamworks sticker flakes ~ it won't KILL me to get SOME, but I really would prefer at least SOME "Real Kawaii" brand if possible...I end up sending out all kawaii and get only Disney or Dreamworks in return, and it's sorta disappointing.
swappers who flake~and not only do they flake, they don't communicate any reason why.
Whoa...this is a HUGE dislike...people who sign up for swaps involving things for kids(meaning the stuff sent is for the kids), and receiving their part, but not sending back to whoever is supposed to receive from them...this is just terribly disappointing, and I can't believe that it's happenning and that one specific person signed up for a gazillion of these types plus other swaps...SO SAD!!! I wish they'd just think about the kids that are getting hurt in the process, because ultimately it is SO unfair to them, as they are innocent in the entire situation. I guess there will always be a few bad apples in every big group of people, just wish it didn't have to be that way.
FLAKED ON AND BY:
There are probably more dislikes and I will add them as they come to mind.
Kawaii memo pads ~ Large ones and Small ones...I LOVE these!!! Can be partially used or new, either way they are welcome!!!
Kawaii loose memo pages ~ mini and big
Kawaii letter sets
Kawaii sticker sacks ~ the regular sticker flake sacks and PVC sticker sacks....I LOVE these both
Kawaii individual sticker flakes ~ regular and PVC
Kawaii sticker sheets or loose stickers cut from sheets
return address labels ~ I'm running out of these fast! I use them about as fast as I get them, LOL. I could really use some with USA or United States after my address so I can use them for International packages as well. Thanks a lot for anyone who is able to make/send me any of these!
round buttons in all sizes and colors...really need some medium to bigger sized ones if anyone can help out and have some to spare, thanks!
charms of any kind
Sculpey or FIMO clay
Molds for polymer clay
Sculpey Mold Maker
Castin Craft Mold builder
Castin Craft Casting Resin
Castin Craft Catalyst
eyepins for jewelry
rubber stamps ~ mounted or unmounted
Embellishmens for ATCs
Pretty, unique papers
Magazines/Newspapers from 1970 or earlier
stuff from the Things I Like section above
unique and/or pretty papers and cardstock
fine and ultra fine glitter
anything from my WishPot
anything from my Etsy faves
Thanks in advance to anyone who chooses to add any of these items or other unexpected/not asked for items...I'm really not very picky and LOVE to be surprised!!!
Tags/contests/prizes I'm working on/sending:
Okay, I'm changing the way I do this as of 5/26/09...if you're not on this list, your tag has been sent out already and should be on its way. If it doesn't arrive in a timely manner, please contact me so that I can resend it...hopefully, that will not happen! Thanks!
Tags/contests/prizes I'm waiting to receive:
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