After a fairly long hiatus on the bot, I have decided to return. Lots of major life issues recently have caused me to reevaluate and try to figure out the last time I was really happy, and also try to find some time just to do some things for myself. Being a full time caregiver to my sick daughter, I don't often get a chance to do that. I am an introverted extrovert, love to get out and meet new people. I also just love to create in general, and being back here gives me an outlet to do so.
At this point, and being a member on the bot for 7 years now, I am fairly selective about the swaps I choose to join. I am also selective about the amount and know my limitations. You learn to do that after a few years. Please be assured that if I sign up for a swap I have every intention of fufilling it. =)
My 3/1s's: So, I have learned a few things during my time here. I am not a quilter(lol) and I also need to make sure that I send items with enough postage.Oh, and also never trust anyone but myself to mail my packages for me.There really isnt anything I can do to correct those swaps themselves except #1 dont ever quilt and #2 always use proper postage. The ornament swap was late because of the lessons learned mentioned above. I did make the swappers aware, and I offered to refund postage,but they didnt really want me to do that. If you were one of my partners for that swap, my offer still stands,whether you re-rate me or not. Its the principle of the thing.
Hi, Im Rachel,Southern Gal,musician,travel afficionado,fellow crafter,homeschooling Mommy to one(hopefully more someday),married to the love of my life for 19 years,and more recently college student(Im soo nervous!) It all started when someone from from postcrossing.com referred me over here to swap postcards.Soon I started delving into stickers, and eventually worked my way into crafts. I have always been a crafty girl, just enever really had a reason to do it until I came here. I soo enjoy making and receiving things from all over the world. I have done it all, from ATCs, to inchies,papercrafts, but I would have to say that currently my favorite two crafts are art journaling and altering things. I love giving new purpose to things that would otherwise be thrown away
I am alot of things, a flaker isnt one of them, so if your swap hasnt come. Please,please,please let me know so i can resend.I will do so gladly...... PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE WAITING ON A RATING FROM ME: I usually do all of my ratings on Fridays, and my sending of packages as well.Friday has been declared swap-bot day in my household, and is when i usually rate and send, and oragnize my swaps.The only exception is if it is a quick turnaround swap......
Welcome to my profile =) If you have any problems or questions about the swap I have sent you,or havent received from me yet, please PM me.
I have several things that I am passionate about which include my faith(Christian),my music, crafting, and nature/traveling,just to name a few.
Music is everything to me.It is my life. I graduated from University last year with my music degree, and hope to open my own studio someday.I live by the Hans Christian Anderson Quote "Where words fail,Music speaks". Its my favorite quote of all time. I love anything craft that is music related,song sheets, hymn sheets,altered CDs,etc.
I enjoy mostly christian music.I love praise and worship music,Hillsong Australia,etc. I like a little bit of country, none of the beer drinking, cheating stuff, mostly the classics george Strait,John Michael Montgomery, Alan jackson,u Brad paisley,etc. I am an aspiring musician, and write songs,etc, so music is very important to me.Oldies are always good.Have recently gotten into broadway and classical as well I DO NOT like heavy metal/alternative
As for themes,if you are making a profile themed object, I love anything travel themed,outdoors themed,historical themed,broadway/theater and the like.I am a huge history and geography nerd, anything history related fascinates me.
I recently had the wonderful opportunity to sing at Carnegie hall. It was my first time in NYC, so I am pretty obsessed with anything from or related to that area now. Ireland is a current obsession as well
My favorite color patterns and schemes are black and white, red,green(but not red and green together)neutral colors(any shade of brown), and earth tones(think outdoorsy/fall) I am not too big on floral scents, I mostly like food type scents
I pretty much love to make anything, but it all started with scrapbooking. Just recently got into pocket letters, and love art journaling.I currently have about 5 journaling projects going on at any given moment.My bullet journal is my current obcession, andI also recently got back into pen palling. So far, I only have maybe three pals, but would love to have more =)
Things I collect and enjoy:
***** PENS!!!!! Love pens of all kinds, but especially Tombow,Zebra, and Pilot brands*****
***** buttons!!!!!!!!and any type of embellishments*****
fabric, Robert Kaufman,and Moda are my favorites
****** souvenirs from other countries,esp deck of cards, destination shirts,magnets, dolls with popular cultural dress are a favorite of mine,pretty much anything that makes me feel like Ive been there I love anything pretty that represents the countries history and culture that I can proudly display in my schoolroom****
***** Woodland themed,owls,birds,deer,etc NO GNOMES
*M and M's memorabillia
Dallas Cowboy anything
Texas LOnghorn anything
****My Wishlist ****
anything off my etsy faves list
souvenir "touristy" type items. anything from your country that I wouldnt be able to get here
office supplies(pretty paper clips,dividers,decorative push pins,etc,anything to help keep me organized.some ALTERED supplies would be awesome)
stationary and notepads, I am constantly writing notes
*all kinds of ephemera and embellishments( I can never get enough!)
*stamp pads in unusual colors
*altered anything(tins are coming to mind, but anything altered that is functional)
a bento box and bento accessories
anything from Lush!
*jewelry(sz8 ring, ***dont have pierced ears)
****My Daughter ****
*Alice in Wonderland themed
*beads(she loves to make bracelets and necklaces)
skulls or anything goth monsters,scary stuff Gnomes or trolls, pretty much any thing related to those non-travel, or non historical postcards anime hair accessories(I have short hair so dont wear them) anything that smells like smoke or anything with cat hair on it paper scraps(I have wayyyyyyy too many) ANYTHING THAT SMEELS LIKE SMOKE,HIGHLY SENSITIVE,IF YOU SMOKE, PLEASE SPRAY WITH PERFUME OR PUT A DRYER SHEET IN THE PACKAGE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH :-) teas chocolates, cause they melt. any other candy
Unless the swap is food related,please dont send any food. I have recently lost 50 pounds, so i am on a pretty strict diet =)
I especially love to trade with people from other countries. I love to give hearts........however, please note, I do not give them for sending an item early. Here recently i have received alot of things that were thrown together and not taken there time on. I would rather have you take your time on something and have it be a little late, then get it way early and look thrown together. I also give hearts for profile extras. It means alot to me when I receive a package where I know someone has taken the time to read it. If you havent received from me,please be patient, especially if it is international(imparticularly Canada, i have had a package take like 8 weeks before!!!)I always try to contact my partners if they havent rated after a few weeks,but if I havent pmed you, please contact me before rating.
Also, I tend to get a little antsy about whether packages make it or not, so please rate promptly,especially if it is an international package. Thank you soo much =0)
Also a note to those I am swapping with: I am a beginner in alot of things. I have been doing paper crafting for years, and am trying to expand a little.Please keep this in mind when receiving your items(esp if sewing is involved.....lol). Please be sure you check your postage, i have had quite a few postage due swaps lately........
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