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Date Joined: April 7, 2010
Last Online: November 14, 2010
Birthday: May 14
Country: United States
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About Me

PLEASE READ: I send out all of my swaps as soon possible, often times the very day that partners are assigned. If for some reason you do not get my package, please contact me! I also rate EVERY swap as soon as get the package or email.

I am so fortunate that God has provided a way for me to work from home with my husband! We have 2 active internet based businesses, with 1 on hold for later. My husband and I live in a small country town along with my 3 step-kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats :)

In my spare time I love to read, watch tv, go for walks, work in the garden, create new confections/candy, surf the internet, cook and bake. And one day I'll pick up cross stitching again, which is really my favorite "crafty" thing to do. Oh, and do spend a lot of time trying to find ways to save money, many times out of necessity, but also because I find it a fun challenge...almost like a sport ;)

I'm pretty much a homebody and introvert and usually splurge just on my kids and hubby, so the swapping is something just for ME! I love pretty items, though I don't use them much, so I more so collect things.

Favorite Crafts

As far as crafting goes, I've tried a few different things but mostly do paper crafts (more like paper folding, handmade envies, matchboxes, stamping), hand sewing small/easy items, simple jewelry making, papering/decorating boxes (like the wood boxes from the craft store for jewelry and trinkets), and making friendship bracelets. I also love cross stitching!

Also, if you consider baking and candy making a craft, then that is definitely my strong suit! So much so that one day I plan on opening a little corner bakery/candy shop, when the kids are grown and out of the house. I like finding new recipes and putting a new twist on them, also making up my own creations.

Oh, and I like cooking too, guess I just like to be in the kitchen and I do love to eat....haha

I also just started gardening and really enjoy it!

things I DISLIKE


-small paper scraps or small collage cut outs-I just don't use them. But if it is bigger then 4x4 and is a print/patterned sheet of paper then send it over!

-anything offensive or beyond PG-13 stuff (my kids like to help me open my packages to see what I got!)

-girly bath products or anything too heavily or distinctly scented (certain scents cause me headaches)

-anything that smells like cigarette smoke

-potpourri (smelly)

-candles (again....the smell)

-I prefer not to get embellishments such as brads, eyelets, or anything that is JUST for scrapbooking, as I don't have time for it =/ Other multi-purpose embellishments are fine though!

-Disney stuff

-neon colors

-country Americana themed stuff (roosters, farms, etc)

things I LOVE!!

rotary cutter blade refills-45 mm

GOOD tutorials for easy craft projects, especially paper and fabric based projects! Online links would be great!

any crafty magazine, used is fine!

clear cling stamps, used is fine!

-versacraft, fabrico, fabry, or any other ink that is meant for FABRIC. The type where the ink won't run when wet.

-Paper Mate flair felt-tip pens, any color

-your long fabric scraps (skinny is fine!), especially if they have a small print design, or bright and colorful

-I love anything that has to do with baking (my favorites being brownies and bars) and cooking. Send me your favorite recipes!

-chocolate and candy from all over the world! I'm in LOVE with Suchard Finessa "feige mandel" from Europe, YUM!

-Domestic chocolate always welcome, especially Dove or Cadbury! I LOVE CARAMEL TOO! Would love to try one of the new Willy Wonka "golden ticket" chocolate bars :)

-basic craft/art supplies-DOUBLE STICK TAPE!, markers (crayola or better preferred), gel/milky pens, glue sticks, metallic sharpies, etc...

-handmade notecards, postcards, greeting or blank cards, envelopes, etc...anything with pretty paper!

-sour or fruit flavored chewy candy (I love the COLORED/sealife swedish fish, sour patch kids, mike & ikes) Just no sour apple or watermelon flavors, the chemical in them gives me a headache =/

-kawaii gifts like sanrio or san-x, I love the Korean stuff too. Anything is good, I just love it all!

-items with rich colors, just not neon bright. If in doubt, I prefer bold and rich colors over pastels.

-pretty journals, preferably lined and lies flat when open (sorry to be so picky, but I'm left handed, so most bindings always get in my way)

-pretty pens, mechanical pencils, markers (basically any colorful/cute writing instrument)

-stickers (no "reward" or teacher type stickers though)

-animals - especially cats, dogs, and rabbits

-earrings, bracelets, barrettes/clips

-lip stuff-nothing too heavy, so fruity flavored lip balms/tints are good, I love stuff in unique/sleek packaging, NO POTS though.

-coffee and coffee flavored stuff, especially "vinacafe"or "starbucks via ready brew colombia" instant coffee packets! If it's traditional coffee grounds/beans I love the "chocolate velvet" made by Millstone, I can't it where I live =/

-travel themed/related items, especially outside of the USA

-your "I can't lie without this" recipes!

-gardening themed items and tips (need LOTS of tips lol)

-DMC floss!!! especially spring/summer colors

-cross stitch patterns (ocean, nature, people, life scenes, buckley moss, mirabella, etc... Just nothing too kiddish/cartoony or early Americana)

-pretty postcards that look like photos, I especially like nature, points of interest and buildings/architecture

-random mix of small plastic charms and beads/bling, like the "I spy" stuff.

-pretty patterned scrapbook paper, as long as it is at least 4x4 inches in size.

-kawaii or swap-bot icon address labels with my address printed on them

Books & Music

I pretty much only read the "love inspired" books and cookbooks, haha.

I love music and listen to mostly top 40 and Christian pop type stuff.


THE HAPPY SWAP, flaked on by @sarara86 - angeled by @mommy2dylan thanks!

I Collect... Tag, flaked on by @ravenmiller - angeled by @zerofantasies loved it all!

Friendship Bracelet with Pen Pal Intro Letter, flaked on by @loveslife

I LOVE MY CAT Personal Ad and Photo Swap, flaked on by @DanielleJess

I LOVE MY DOG Personal Ad and Photo Swap, flaked on by @Hippiechick1955

CHoCoHoLicS UNITE! International-round #1 EDITED, flaked on by @jazzyprincess


Comment: I know this is loooong overdue, but here you go! Sorry for the delay!
tguymon rated for A Treat and a Sweet! on Mar 21, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the great Journal. I am sorry it took me so long to rate.
Comment: I loved the calendar cards the best. I am going to send a little note to my nephew with them. Sorry for the late rating!
Comment: Soury!! Thanks so much for the stickers and the stamp! They will all be put to good use in my strange world!!! The stamp, didn't include the note which you told me about but it did include the transaction order sheet. It was a PIF that you only paid 0.25 for but you were to spend $2 I think. Its ok, I love it all so I'll let it slide lol. Thanks so much for everything!
choke rated for CPG Random Envie Swap - US Only on Aug 14, 2010
Comment: Thanks, nice selection!
Comment: Mmmmmm thank you so much! Great choices!
Comment: I really had fun with the items in this envie. Thank you!
minniemack rated for 2X2 handmade mini cards w/ envies on Jul 29, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the cards; the envie style was interesting :-)
Comment: thanks for all the goodness! all will be put to good use! happy mail day!
badandknowsit2 rated for THIS OR THAT SWAP on Jul 28, 2010
Comment: sorry for late rating i seen that you hadnt been rated and looked and found your email so i gave u a heart for your patience :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun tape. I'd love to see you in future swaps!
Comment: Thank you!! I have never had sour mambas b4 exciting-! (: tfs- thx for the extras too!! ♥
Comment: Thanks for the cute tape. I can't wait to try it out.
MarissaPrendes rated for 25 Things About Me! on Jul 21, 2010
Comment: LOVED IT! :D Thanks for the stickers!!!
Comment: loved the pix...you did a great job
rubyhousesliprs rated for ROAD TRIP snack kit! on Jul 20, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the package of goodies, and the M.E. stickers! My son-in-law ran off with the sour patch candy, his favorite. My daughter just took the pecan pie, and I'm going to hide the trail mix in my purse. Nobody touches mom's purse. LOL! Hope you do another swap like this! It was fun!
Comment: Thank you very much! I only opened 1 envie so far, and it was very nice, interesting, well written! and filled with lovely little goodies! Thanks also for "saving" the envies for me to use them and also, I will use the whole journal you made as a photobook. Thanks!
Response: you are so very welcome!! enjoy the remaining 6 days of happiness and I'm so glad you will be able to re-use the book!
scrapwithstyle rated for A Peanut Butter Recipe Swap on Jul 15, 2010

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rubyhousesliprs on Oct 14, 2010:

Carolinev237 on Aug 18, 2010:

Thank you so much for being my angel on the candy swap. I really enjoyed the items you sent we don't get that sort of Kit Kat here, I was surprised to see it was made by Hersheys. Again many thanks, you are a star oops sorry an angel!! x

browniemommie2005 on Aug 6, 2010:

THANK YOU so much for granting my July wish. I cannot wait to try some of the recipes that you sent. Hopefully they will be kid approved in my house. :) I love love the stationary that you sent - it is different and I have not seen it before. The pencils are great - a favorite of mine and Chy's and the fabric scraps always come in handy. A reply letter is on it's way to you today. Thanks Again!!!!!

doublesided on Jul 30, 2010:

So glad the inchies arrived and that you like them! Why not join my 'Inchie Love' Group (details on my profile page) if you fancy making some :)

Happy Swapping!

SyntheticStars on Jul 13, 2010:

Hellooo Hostess :D Really enjoying the '5 events' swap, and thought I'd stop by and say Hi! I noticed on your profile that you like links to great tutorials... have you seen www.cutoutandkeep.net? It's all user written tutorials and how-to's :) x

rubyhousesliprs on Jul 10, 2010:

Just stopping by to say, "Have a great day!"

richara on Jul 3, 2010:

Welcome to Page by Page group

zerofantasies on Jul 1, 2010:

I'm so glad you liked them!! You're very welcome =)

If you want more handmade envies, we can always swap for them or I sell them in my store too.

AlexA on Jul 1, 2010:

Your parcel for Happy list/simple pleasures is going out in the mail from Australia today. If you've not received it in about 7 days, please let me know, and I'll do my best to chase it up for you. Cheers. -Alex

Chelle on Jun 27, 2010:

THANK YOU for the RAK! =) You are so awesome! =)

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