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scrappycats

scrappycats
Date Joined: October 11, 2013
Last Online: June 20, 2018
Birthday: June 1, 1950
Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

You name it I have probably tried and and loved it in regards to crafts. Currently I am involved in cardmaking, rubberstamping, art journaling, polymer clay, book making, knitting, crocheting, and journaling.

My two top favorites right now are mixed media and polymer clay. I love making pages of art that I get to just sit and create. I add paint, stamping, texture, doodles, words, scraps of paper and more. Sometimes I even make books of these things and go with a theme. I have filled an art journal and am working on several more. Old books make great art journals, just add gesso and you have a blank canvas with a little texture showing through.

My clay is a little different. It satisfies something different in me. I roll, and smooth and try to make things that are pretty and basically useless.But, I love doing it and eventually find homes for the stuff.

I do need to mention cardmaking. Every week I make a few cards to send and every Christmas I make 100+ cards to send out. I love making cards, but just can't do it all the time because of the mess involved. For me cardmaking takes a full day and then I might end up with just a few cards.

If I find something on YouTube that intrigues me, I have to try it. Of course, I have to put my own spin on it, but still I gotta try it. Sometimes it comes out, sometimes it is a lot harder than those people make it look.

About Me

I love cats and currently have a kitten who learned how to rule the roost in one day. She is a tabby who is small for her size but has a big personality. She has a large hole to fill as we lost our two sweeties this past Spring within two months.

My favorite colors are teal and green. My craft room AKA playroom is painted teal. I have a huge sewing machine that I break out once in a while after years of quilting, At one time I was a quilt/embroidery teacher at the local quilt shop. But before that I was a Home Ec teacher.

Sitting down at my craft table with all my tools and supplies around me is the happiest place I can imagine. I have so many supplies that I think I will never run out. PLUS I have oodles of junk/stuff that can be used coming into the house all the time. Hubby has learned not to throw anything away without asking me first.

Because I am retired I get to play in my craft room several days a week. There is always some project going one, something drying and waiting for the next step or an idea that has gathered momentum and needing implementation.

My favorite activities involve my crafts and family. I don't exercise or do any sports. Television is just somethinng to listen to while crocheting or doing other handwork. Movies take too long and I get antsy. I forget to listen to music though when I do I listen to the spa type music which has no names that mean anything. I will sing hymns from the past when driving long distances in the car. I love those old gospel songs.

Some of my work can be found on my blog at scrappycats.com/blog. It goes back many years through my digital scrapbooking phase, quilting phase and more.

about that join date!

I just noticed that I have a join date of 2013. That might make some nervous about trusting a person who has been a member for so long and not joined any swaps. The truth of the matter, I don't remember joining way back then.It was just this past week that I went looking for a place to find swaps and rediscovered this site. It is my hope that I can become a full member this time and find swaps to participate in. I don't mean there are not enough swaps, it is just as a newbie I don't find very many that will allow me. But, I will work on it!

Rather not . . .

Mama taught me to never be rude about gifts. But, I just rather not have some things - like

baby stuff

wedding stuff

Halloween items

Anime

Disney

Ratings

kfaye rated for WIYM ~ Let's Make A Gift! on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: I love handmade journals! this is so special. It looks like so much work to me. I am actually working on making my 1st one, so yours will help inspire me. <3 thank you so much. The decorated box full of goodies was such a fun surprise! I have always wondered about inchies and now I have my very own little book of them :) your wire wrapping skills are amaizing! I will definitely have fun with all these things and put them to good use. Thank you for brightening my day! :D
Babsmomof5 rated for WIYM: Happy Flat Mail May-USA on Jun 8, 2018
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Comment: You are so creative, and I always look forward to mail from you and seeing what new goodies I get to drool over! I love the animals you sent, I actually have that punch, but have only ever made owls from it. I really loved the envie, it was so colorful, and fun! Thank you for everything!
Ryleighsmom rated for WIYM: Happy Flat Mail May-USA on Jun 7, 2018
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Comment: ❤️❤️
Loonstruck rated for WIYM: Happy Flat Mail May-USA on Jun 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your art with me! i love the collage piece.
emilynhr rated for WIYM: Happy Flat Mail May-USA on May 31, 2018
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Comment: Thanks a bunch!
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Comment: Thanks! I love the handmade embellishment card! And love the envelope!
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Comment: lovely extras! Especially love the silly birdies with the wiggly eyes!
phillaine rated for WIYM: Happy Flat Mail May-USA on May 29, 2018
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Comment: What a happy colorful envelope! Thanks for the paper surprises, too; I especially liked the little kitty painting. :)
MadeByRori rated for WIYM: Happy Flat Mail May-USA on May 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much. You are always so creative with these swaps! I especially love the poem you included and the way you painted the envie. ❤️
ScrappyCEW rated for Wine theme card on May 9, 2018
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Comment: What a beautiful amazing card!!!!!!
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Comment: Wow really good envie
emilynhr rated for WIYM Happy flat mail-April-USA on May 1, 2018
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Comment: 🌼Thanks so much!🌼
Loonstruck rated for WIYM Happy flat mail-April-USA on Apr 19, 2018
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Comment: I don;t think I've ever received address labels before, thank you!
MadeByRori rated for WIYM Happy flat mail-April-USA on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: I enjoyed your letter and I love the items you’ve included. Thank you!
Peaches12 rated for WIYM Happy flat mail-April-USA on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Duckygirl rated for WIYM Happy flat mail-April-USA on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you. I am just learning to crochet! For my first project I made a poncho for my pug. Loved the goodies!!
Nurse101 rated for WIYM Happy flat mail-April-USA on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
Ryleighsmom rated for WIYM Happy flat mail-April-USA on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fun swap!
pattiairel rated for WIYM Happy flat mail-April-USA on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: thanks for a cute swap♥♥♥
Lonestarchild rated for WIYM Happy flat mail-April-USA on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: Such a pretty painted envie and fun stuff inside. Love the labels. Thank you so much!

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Comments

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

tcornell on Mar 2, 2018:

Nancy, how sweet it was of you to send me this surprise Valentine's Day package. I love what you made :) Thank you so much!

Bhindblueeyes on Feb 15, 2018:

Thank you so much for the very surprise Valentine's happy mail!!!

CurlyTea on Feb 14, 2018:

pkpeace on Feb 14, 2018:

bbsporty on Feb 14, 2018:

Thank you for the wonderful Valentine's Day surprise! Everything you made is gorgeous!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Feb 13, 2018:

bunny

Thank you for the fun Valentine RAK! That was a fun surprise in my mialbox today! :)

shinyserra on Feb 13, 2018:

Thank you so much for the Valentine's envelope of awesomeness! That was so sweet of you to choose 10 people to send a RAK to!

Heynowokay on Feb 12, 2018:

Ahhhh, I haven't been super active on SB of late due to school, so it was beyond an awesome surprise to receive some Valentine themed mail. Thank you so much, it really brightened up my day! :)

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

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