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scrappycats

scrappycats
Date Joined: October 11, 2013
Last Online: November 17, 2017
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

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Comment: Pretty envelope, I can't wait to see what is inside. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you! Can't wait to open it!
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Comment: Thank you, enjoy your fall season!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the zine! Eeee I luv zines! I love your stencil on your envie too and that beautiful glitter ribbon. Thank you so much!
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Comment: Absolutely gorgeous envelope! Thank you!
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Comment: thank you for the goodies!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely flat mail. I loved your zine, and your letter totally made me snicker. The envelope you used was also decorated beautifully. Have to tell you though, the vintage stamps you used...ome was worth .29 and two were worth .01 each...no one caught it so you got to mail it for .31! Love the vintage stamps too btw! Thanks again for such a lovely, and fun experience!
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Comment: I feel something soft and squishy in this one =o) I love your hand drawn/ stamped wreath.
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Comment: What a pretty envelope! It'll look great on my tree until December :)
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Comment: Thanks a bunch!
BusyB rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail NOV, 2017: USA on Nov 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your artistic talents with me, love your mini zine, fall letter and autumn poetry. Love it all! Fall will always brings fond memories of family and my sweet angel mother...20 years without her in October. I smile as I celebrate autumn and her life! Have a wonderful holiday season!
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Comment: Thank you for the long letter and goodies. Love the zine. I love how you were very open and honest throughout the whole letter too.Happy Fall, Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! :)
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Comment: Thanks for the cute stuff.
pkpeace rated for Copy Cat Advent / Countdown Swap on Nov 6, 2017
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Comment: Pretty envelope, can't wait to open these in December!! Thanks!
luluvision rated for Copy Cat Advent / Countdown Swap on Nov 3, 2017
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Comment: Oooh! Such a nice fat envelope! Can't wait to open it! Thank you!
CurlyTea rated for Copy Cat Advent / Countdown Swap on Nov 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much. I can't wait to start opening these... but I will wait... I will.
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Comment: Wow what a nice lookin' envelope!
Heynowokay rated for Copy Cat Advent / Countdown Swap on Nov 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
mdrogge rated for Send 10 Things #4 on Oct 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
Naya rated for FBF~ Fall Flip Book on Oct 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful flip book! gorgeous!! I also really love the goodies:).

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Comments

CurlyTea on Nov 10, 2017:

lou on Oct 13, 2017:

Happy four years on swap-bot!

bbsporty on Aug 1, 2017:

Thank you so much for the beautiful background paper and card you made for the July muse!

shinyserra on Jul 9, 2017:

I am loving the June muse and your zine! And your Mailart too! Thanks so much :)

bbsporty on Jul 1, 2017:

Thank you for the wonder June muse that you sent me! Your friends zine is wonderful and the postcard is beautiful! And of course I can't forget the gorgeous envelope that you sent it all in!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Jun 30, 2017:

Thank you for the SO cute postcard with the encouraging quote on it! Really brightened my day! :)

makestuff on Jun 29, 2017:

Thank you very much for the June Muse!!

pkpeace on Jun 29, 2017:

Thanks for a copy of your cool Zine! I am so happy to have it in my collection! I love zines.... also for the great June Muse! Have a happy weekend!

pkpeace on Jun 5, 2017:

Hope it was happy! Hugs, Patty

bjmonroe on Jun 1, 2017:

Have a wonderful day Nancy!

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