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scrappycats

scrappycats
Date Joined: October 11, 2013
Last Online: December 12, 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. Edited to add: In the year and half since I wrote this, she has perfected wrapping us around her paws and has enlivened many an day for us.

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 something 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

Anime

Disney Cutesy stuff just turns me off, so please try to keep it for adults. I have no children at home to share with.

Please Note

I prefer that you do not send religious or spiritual items for swaps. My faith is personal and while I respect that you might wish to reach out and witness to me, please don't use swaps with me to do so.

Also, I am desperately trying to get all these little pieces of paper organized but it is just not happening. Currently, I have three boxes full. If you are sending me gifts with the swap, please no scraps or bits and pieces. How about making me something with those scraps and bits instead.

Ratings

AlishaK rated for PICK LUCKY 7 - December on Dec 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all of the wonderful goodies.
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Comment: Thanks for the flipbook!
PrettyAlice rated for Christmas Matchbox swap on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much! This is super cute!
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Comment: This was just a super duper Christmas package, Nancy! I loved, loved, loved everythng, but especially the flat ornament and Christmas folder with cards! Such great ideas and I already have a use for pretty much all of the items! You really made my day!! You deserve a bunch of hearts.
ScrappyCEW rated for Trash to Treasure #10 on Oct 31, 2018
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Comment: I love the little lightening bug looking creature! THANK YOU!
kfaye rated for 5 Handmade TINY PACKAGES USA on Oct 24, 2018
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Comment: I love everything you made! You are very talented! Thank you so much :)
blueseabliss rated for 5 Handmade TINY PACKAGES USA on Oct 23, 2018
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Comment: So much love. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely package with all of the special details...I loved the handpainted card...and that everything was special...including the box!
lauriew rated for JJJ: Gel Printed Mini Journal on Oct 21, 2018
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Comment: Wow, thank you for giving me two books. Your gelli prints are beautiful. The video way of making a book was new to me, too. But I did like it. I usually make mine with the sewn in pages, too. Thanks again!
kaypendragon rated for 5 Handmade TINY PACKAGES USA on Oct 20, 2018
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Comment: I love the watercolor painting! Thanks for all the goodies!
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Comment: Thank you!
HeideC rated for Halloween ARt DoLL on Oct 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the spookirific witch doll!
MartaSoares rated for FBF: Envie Flipbook on Oct 1, 2018
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Comment: Hello Nancy! You were right the flipbook you sent to me wasn't like any I have ever received, but I enjoy it any way! Collages and other techniques like that aren't my cup of tea, but I like to receive other people art. So thank you very much, I really like:)
mandymo rated for Queen of Halloween: Jewelry on Sep 23, 2018
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Comment: Omigosh! I truly do feel like the Queen of Halloween! These pieces are Perfection! And you sent me a necklace and a bracelet (which fits perfectly by the way). I am a high school English teacher and I will be wearing both pieces to class on Halloween. Skulls are my thing. I teach Hamlet and each year the kids memorize To Be or Not to Be. They perform it with the skull and then sign it. I have about 20 skulls in my room from years past. Lol! So the necklace with the skull is right up my alley. Thank you so very much for an incredible swap.
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Comment: Nancy, this was the most special happy mail I've ever received--thank you for putting so much effort into it! I LOVE your 'roses' and an't wait to try my own. Even your envelope was a treat and I loved the vintage postage. Thank you so much for everything!
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Comment: Nancy wow ! I like your take on the flip book very creative and thanks for the goodies.
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Comment: I haven’t made flip books yet. I’ll have to look them up. Thank you so much for the beautiful artwork. I am excited to add a focal point to the piece you included. I’m always happy when I see one of your painted envies in my post box ❤️💌
dearchelsie rated for WIYM: Summer Scavenger Hunt on Sep 1, 2018
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Comment: Your package was so much fun! The artwork on the envelope was amazing. What products did you use? I would love to learn how to create something like that. Just beautiful! Everything you sent will come in handy. My husband and I will use the brochures to plan a little road trip. Thank you again for all the wonderful items.
Response: for the envelopes I used my gelli plate and cheap acrylic craft paints. First layer without stencil, next layers w/stencils and several colors each layer. then when all dry, I covered them with mod podge to keep them from getting brittle and also to the paint from running if it got wet.
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Comment: Thank you so much!!!! Just got it todat
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Comment: This is the coolest happy mail I have ever received! Love it from the outside in! Thanks for your time, energy, & creativity...u are inspirational! u deserve many hearts :-D

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Comments

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:


Happy Halloween!

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:


Never hide your wings!

HappyMom on Jul 9, 2018:

Hi Nancy - thank you so much for the nice surprise in my mail today - the early BD greetings, cut-outs, and washi samples are perfect! Happy to help declutter your stash any time! LOL!

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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! :)

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