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Date Joined: August 4, 2009
Last Online: January 26, 2015
Birthday: May 26
Country: United States
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About Me

YES, my art is a bit different and sometimes a bit weird.. I love abstract, bright colors,and thing that are not cookie cutter style. BUT, when I work on a swap I will always check your profile to try to create something that will fit your style.

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P L E A S E----P L E A S E----P L E A S E

Send a message before leaving a negative rating so the issue may be corrected.

** DID YOU RECEIVE MY PACKAGE? ..I normally send this message about two weeks after sending my package when I have not heard from you.

When I receive your swap I will rate you, so please give me the same consideration thank You...**

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If you did not receive your swap item from me please contact me before leaving your rating.. I will correct the situation. I will never flake on anyone.. If you receive an item that does not meet the swap guidelines, please contact me and I will correct what ever is needed. TIA

Just to let you know......

Postage Due, If you send an envelop that is "under " an oz but is over 1/4" thick , or larger than 6 1/8 x 11 1/2" ....the postage will be more than 45 cents in the USA...It is POSTAGE DUE....My post office will check for this.. They have really gotten cranky here lately. Please don't guess...... http://postcalc.usps.gov/

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I will normally complete a project/swap and have it ready to go...before I ever sign up unless it is profile related.

I try to find time everyday to do some crafting. I loose all track of time, eat less, and feel the stress of my day just melt away.

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I love seeing different styles of artwork and appreciate the hard work and value of each created piece. Everyone has their own style and I find that very interesting. From the abstract two faced works of Picasso and Splatter paintings of Pollock....to the very detailed realistic work of Rembrandt.. there is true beauty in these creations..My work is thought through and carefully created and never just thrown together last minute. From what I create I am sharing a tiny piece of who I am...My art teacher use to say, "Be proud of what you create." Some days I may start over,,,more than once and perhaps spend way too much time on a project. But I feel better knowing I have given you the best I have to offer.
When I send out my packages I sometimes will send extras if I feel it is something you have indicated you could use. I have lots of stuff and very little crafting room, so I'm happy to share.

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FAIRY NAME Thorn Jupiter dancer She is a mysterious and secretive fairy. She lives in brambles and blackberry bushes. She is only seen when the bees swarm and the crickets chirrup. She wears purple and green like berries and leaves. She has soft mauve butterfly wings.

Get your Fairy Name here

Favorite Music

I will always love The Beatles and Elvis.. Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd.. But I also have a wide interest in music that includes Lady GaGa, Black Eyed Peas, Adam Lambert and The Canadian Tennors, Mannheim Steamroller....

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Music represents a form of relaxation for me when I play the slow 80's tunes and some classical music. I would have to say that Christmas music is my favorite such as Anaheim Steam Roller. "Carol of The Bells" is what I was named for. It was a song my mother loved.

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Favorite Books

I just finished The Time Traveler's Wife, The Lovely Bones, The Book of Lost Things, and The Good Earth.. The Help
I've read all the Harry Potter books. I enjoy fiction and non-fiction but love a good laugh.. So the book, "Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining" by Judge Judy Sheindlin I found to be a smile maker..
Have read most of Nicholas Sparks, Stephen King, and Dean Koontz books. Many years ago Stephen King came to the college and he autographed one of my books.. YES!

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I finished a series of books by Karen Harper and just started another series by Beverly Lewis. Both authors write fictional stories about Amish families. There are many times when I wish I could return to a simpler life.
Technology is not my friend...and as it changes I have trouble following it.

I love the zine publications and have collected a few. I've made several A6 size zines which are geared toward children's themes.. Let me know if you wish to do a private swap..

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Favorite Movies

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I love the old movies like Gone with the Wind, The sound of Music, Oklahoma, and The King and I. And newer movies like Alice In Wonderland, Avitar and UP..
More favorites are Pretty Woman, Cool Hand Luke, The Anchorman, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Terms of Enderment. Forrest Gump, The Notebook, Titanic.

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I never got into the Twight scene... and have no problem with others who love it.
I do love movies,, just not the realist blood juts and gore of some of them.

Patrick Swayze, Julia Roberts, Jack Nicholson, Denzel Washinton, Johnny Depp. Russel Crowe, Tom Hanks.

Favorite Television

48 hrs.HGTV, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, Body of Proof, Touch, Awake, The Mentalist... GRIMM .. Fringe...(I will always love L O S T )

Likes and Dislikes

NEVER feel like you need to send extras.. this list is to give ideas for swapping... Ratings are based on the swap..

- Quality work
* Repurposed altered art steampunk
- Not a fan of orange (seasonal okay)
- Prefer bold colors
- Themes: Nature scenes, Animals, Fashion, Old movies, Science Fiction,
- Paranormal, U S A decor, Music, Oceans.
- Miniature Pinchers
- Thimbles
- All holiday themes
- Zines of all kinds
- Paper crafting patterns
- BEADS..pea sz or smaller
- Dark Chocolate not home made
- Puzzles and their pieces
- Tea, prefer bags not loose
- Fruity, herb, mild teas..
- Brads, cloth/paper flowers
- Books in series
- Magazines about cards
- Old pictures
- Love to garden
- old toys
- Tiny bottles
- Charms, buttons, old keys
- Smash books, Junk Journals, Post Cards
- Keys - book pages - CD remix music..
- Dark in color ..Art, no problem. If you are in doubt.. send me a message.

- Art work thrown together, messy, falling apart,
- Bitter super strong teas
- Loose tea
- Orange, (seasonal okay)
- Home made food products
- Loose glitter/confetti
- No religious items
- Please, no Disney, Hello Kitty, or Kawaii
- Rude, Dishonest, obnoxious, people
- People that feel entitled and bend rules
- Tardiness
- Excuses
- Smoke / cigarette smells
- Attention Whores
- Drama Queens
- My style is not the cutesy little girls in bonnets and bows.. or the super pale colors that look washed out...

To me when I pick up a piece of artwork that leaves stuff all over your hands or is dirty, like a car has driven over it, with mud still atached.. Smelly like a garbage pale... squashed bugs, used wrappers...used gum.....Y U C K! ! ! ... It will go in the trash...Now if that is your style and you WANT it.. I'm more than happy to send it.. This to me is... N O T a Smash Book or Junk Journal Technique.... (The technique of crumpling paper and layers of paint.. moody, free spirt. no problem) Grundge is not nasty stuff.....


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I normally rate the packages I receive just as soon as I open them. So if you have not been rated I may not have received it yet. If it's been awhile and you are concerned, please feel free to contact me. Contact me BEFORE a deadline if you will be late sending.. (life happens)....

We all have different skill levels, but the quality of your work shines through when you put some effort into it. No one is grading your work, but please send what you feel is the best example of who you are. The quality of your work is something you have control of.

Received the swap item and followed the guidelines of the swap. 5
Received the swap item but the guidelines were not followed. 3
Did not receive the swap item. 1

I am generous with hearts on quality work and appreciate your hard work.

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Dear Karma, I have a list of swappers you missed.



by @violettedream

by @RCarman and @nesbear


If this is not your Journaling style , that's okay.. I always check partners profile to see what they like

I make all kinds of journals/art projects and happy to create your style..

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principeta rated for ♥ handmade holiday on Dec 18, 2014
Comment: Thank you for my handmade orny.
Response: These are ornaments that I have make for a company that sells them.. I thought you would enjoy one.. Was surprised that postage was nearly $7.00. to send to you.... :D
Londoneve rated for Paper Scraps Scavenger Hunt on Dec 13, 2014
Comment: Wow - I don't know what to say!! Your swap was over the top!! (: Thank you sooooo much for everything - it was such a treat to open all those beautiful items: paper, crafted card, stickers, angel - even the bow was beautiful! Have a very blessed and joyous Christmas!! (:
Response: So happy you enjoyed your package.. Thank you rating and hugs for the heart.. :D
JBromeling rated for S: Create Two Flowers on Feb 24, 2013
Comment: Love Love Love the flowers you sent. THANK YOU. I got a beautiful journal from Terry F that will be home for at least a couple of those great flowers! Thanks also for the package of unassembled flower shapes for me to play with - great gift and I will enjoy creating more. Thanks again
Response: Wonderful.. glad you like your package.. Thank you for rating and hugs for the heart. cj
vronica rated for TPD Stamped Masterboard Piece on Jan 24, 2013
Comment: Lovely pieces, already used some in an ATC today!! Thank you!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the paper. Thank you for rating and hugs for the heart.
kssunlover1947 rated for TPD Stamped Masterboard Piece on Jan 23, 2013
Comment: Thank you for all the papers. They are great. Love them all.
Response: So glad you enjoyed the paper. Thank you for rating and hugs for the heart
bstitched rated for S: Valentine Stick Pins on Jan 18, 2013
Comment: Such beautiful pins! I am really impressed. So glad you were my partner ♥ Thank you for a great swap and organizing it too!
Response: So glad you liked the pins. It was my pleasure.. Thank your for rating and hugs for the heart. cj
VioletFaye rated for S: Winter or Holiday Tin on Nov 13, 2012
Comment: Thank You for the beautiful holiday tin. I LOVE it !
Response: So glad you enjoyed the Winter tin.. Thank you for the rating and hugs for the heart. cj
Comment: Absolutely wonderful. I love both pages. Thank you so much.
Response: So Glad you enjoyed the A & B journal pages...Thank you for rating.and Hugs for the heart.. cj
anicka22 rated for S: Christmas lucky Parcel on Nov 7, 2012
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you for a wonderful parcel! I really loved it all so much and it was wrapped all so pretty. You arr an amazing swappartner.
Response: Wooow... that really got to you quickly.. and so glad it did.. I'm glad you like your lucky parcel, it was a fun swap. Thank you for rating and hugs for the heart.
Fatherted rated for TPD - Inchies with strings on Oct 23, 2012
Comment: Oh how wonderful! What a cool mail art! HAPPY MAIL! Cool idea to present the Inchies in bookpages. The Inchies are great! WHat cool ideas! My favourites are the tiny ones like with the tiny tiny spool and the sewn hearts and the yo-yo! How cool is that!!! Thanks too for the tiny tags and other extras. AND: What a beautiful envelope you created! Thank you so much for this awesome swap!
Response: Oh wonderful!.. I'm so glad you enjoyed the inchies.. I keep a box of all my teenie tiny, itty bits of this and that and love to sit and create inchies. I kept thinking of things with string.. I also made a kite, and finger with a string reminder.. LOL!!.. then a tooth being pulled with a string.. LOl!........ see what I mean.. Just loved the swap.. Thank you for rating and hugs for the heart. cj : D
LahDeeDah rated for S: A Poem is a Gift on Oct 3, 2012
Comment: Oh my gosh, cj! I was expecting this to fun, but what you did was dynamite!!! Your letter made me not just cry . . . I sobbed. I'm a teacher, too, so I understand the depth of love and respect teachers and students can have for each other and the impact those special relationships have in the lives of both people. I hope you have the opportunity to tell that young man one day what a lasting difference he has made in your life, as well. Beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it with me! :-)
Response: I hope that wasn't depressing.. It sure wasn't meant to be... As a retired teacher there are so many memories, and yes.. I've talked many times with that young man, his, wife, and held his babies.. Years later I was recognized as "Teacher of the Year" for another school.. and he stood up and presented a speech that made me cry.. It was wonderful.. Thank you for rating.. and HUGS for the heart.. cj
Fatherted rated for TPD - Paper Quilt (with inchies) on Sep 27, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Inchies! Thanks for the extra paper! edit: grammar correction :) :) :)
Response: Thank you for rating and hugs for the heart.
honeybee rated for TPD - Paper Quilt (with inchies) on Sep 26, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the great inchies!
Response: Thank you for rating and hugs for the heart.
LisaLaughs rated for TPD - Paper Quilt (with inchies) on Sep 26, 2012
Comment: Your inchies are so clever - love the reverse punch technique - very cool! Thank you for the extra goodies also! :o)
Response: Thank you for rating and hugs for the heart.
jammum3 rated for TPD - Paper Quilt (with inchies) on Sep 26, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much-they are lovely! Thanks for the extras too!
Response: Thank you for rating and hugs for the heart.
bstitched rated for TPD - Paper Quilt (with inchies) on Sep 25, 2012
Comment: Adorable inchies! I loved the way you had them presented in the card with cutouts, so creative. Thank you, and for the extras too.
Response: Thank you for rating and hugs for the heart.
Hollydays rated for Once Upon A Time Journal Swap #4 on Sep 25, 2012
Comment: I'm loving how my story is coming out. I can hardly wait to see how it comes out.
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart.
JBromeling rated for TPD - Paper Quilt (with inchies) on Sep 25, 2012
Comment: Received the inchies today and I LOVE them. You are so clever in your presentation as well. Thanks for the tag you included. I have looked at these types but never purchased, now I may have too, Thanks again.
Response: Thank you for rating and hugs for the heart.
eudoxia rated for AUG A serial mini-zine #4 on Sep 24, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much! :D
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart.
123Poggy123 rated for TPD - Paper Quilt (with inchies) on Sep 24, 2012
Comment: These inchies will make a nice addition to my quilt.
Response: Thank you for rating and hugs for the heart.

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TerryF on Dec 9, 2013:

RyeRye on Nov 27, 2013:

Wenturner71 on May 27, 2013:

Happy Birthday!

anrtist on May 22, 2013:

PLEASE come by the LLL Group (Oklahoma Thread) and let us know how you are doing when you check in ;-)

anrtist on May 21, 2013:

Just a note from your friends in the LLL Group! Hoping all is fine with you after that terrible tornado in OK....Please come in and check in your OKLAHOMA Thread, Prayers sent your way! Blessings, cc

LahDeeDah on May 8, 2013:

We miss you! Hope you're feeling better.

anicka22 on May 2, 2013:

You are welcome! Just hope you

TerryF on Apr 24, 2013:

LahDeeDah on Mar 29, 2013:


Are you feeling any better yet?

LahDeeDah on Mar 25, 2013:

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