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scrappycats

scrappycats
Date Joined: October 11, 2013
Last Online: September 25, 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

Anime

Disney

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.

Ratings

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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Comment: Thanks for the Fairy house ATC and the background piece and idea for the roses! I will be sure to check out the YouTube channel you got the idea from. Good luck with sorting out your 'extra' papers and things. I am going to take some of mine to the senior center and some to the thrift store. Can't stand to throw them away!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the incredible swap...am setting it aside for a quiet moment, so I can really dig in. Thank, so much, for the effort and creativity.
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter & the nice assortment of paper crafts. I especially love the ATC—very cool! I agree—the heat in Texas is out of control! I’ve lived in Texas since I was a child, but I don’t remember avoiding going outside due to the heat. So I don’t know if it’s gotten hotter over the years (climate change?) or if I’ve gotten less tolerant of the heat as I’ve gotten older. It’s my least favorite thing about Texas, and I love Texas! 😂
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Comment: Nancy, I don't know what to say! Thank you just doesn't seem enough for this wonderful piece of mail art and all the goodies inside that found their way to my mailbox today!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I love all you sent, but the ATC is probably my favorite since I swap and collect them.
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Comment: thanks for the unusual swap. Very interesting!! ♥♥3
kfaye rated for CQ: Pincushion on Aug 24, 2018
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Comment: I LOVE IT ! Thank you :)
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Comment: Thank you for the fun altered items!
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies, neighbor!
luleemik rated for Trash to Treasure #9 on Aug 22, 2018
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Comment: WOW---I got a "two-fer"! Thank you so so much for the great doll assemblage---she is just the best---love her!! and the cute charm is going on my keychain. Thanks again for an outstanding swap!
LunaMoody rated for FBF: Happy Mail Flip Book on Aug 12, 2018
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Comment: Amazing book !!! Love it !!! It must have taken you hours to work on this. Thank you so much. This was some very happy mail. Thank you
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Comment: Thanks for the stamped images and your gelli printed envy with all the cool stamps!
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Comment: Thanks for the great flipbook. You’ve done a great job 💕
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

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Comments

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! :)

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!

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