Summer is about to start for me, and I am looking forward to doing some swapping! Just FYI, Saturdays tend to be my Swap-bot day, so I usually dont rate/check messages until then........
I do have some ones,most of which are international.. if you are a swap coordinator, and have any concerns,please message me. I am a good swapper and I never flake, EVER!
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 11 years,and more recently college student(Im soo nervous!) I live in a zoo, where we have 2 dogs Boomer and Squirt, two cats, Figaro and Custard, a cockatiel, Baby, and a Bunny named Lulu. They were all rescued animals who were dumped on the street,etc.......Im not much of an animal lover, but I am starting to warm up to all of them(its the cleaning up part that I hate....lol) 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.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,jeremy Camp, Third day, Flyleaf, Mercy Me, Addison Road,Tenth Avenue North, things along those lines. 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, Brad paisley,etc. I am an aspiring musician, and write songs,etc, so music is very important to me.Oldies are always good. 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, and the like.I am a huge hisstory and geography nerd, anything history related fascinates me.I also enjoy victorian, rockabilly, steampunk,etc, so i have very varied tastes.....lol
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. Right now, I looooooove to alter just about anything and give it new purpose and meaning. I am also getting back into dotee making, journaling is another fave........
Things I collect and enjoy:
***** gel pens(I always use them for grading)*****
***** buttons!!!!!!!!and any type of embellishments*****
fabric, Robert Kaufman,and Moda are my favorites
harajuku lovers stuff
****** 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
sushi themed anything(necklace, wearables,etc)
My Wishlist **
an ATC carousel or some kind of storage system(hey, doesnt hurt to ask.....lol)a decorated binder with sleeves in it would be cool =)
anything off my etsy faves list
souvenir "touristy" type items. anything from your country that I wouldnt be able to get here
office supplies, or anything I could use in my schoolroom(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!
essential oils, I espcially love food and fruity scents.
My Daughter **
anything ladybug themed
Littlest Pet Shop, or anything animal themed
magnets off all kinds ( I only like touristy ones, but she collects any kind)
*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
I have decided to do mostly group swaps and private swaps from now on, I have been getting flaked on wayyyyyyyyy too much. 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........
last but not least, with summer coming closer, I am cutting back on the swapping just a bit.I am trying my hardest to stay below 10......lol. I really want to focus on some quilting and use up all of the scraps I have laying around.
Since it is happening more and more frequently, I figured I would post them here(at least the higher stakes ones anyways).Would love a few angels.........I am especially bummed about the Christmas one.
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